Support Services

Groups and Courses

Support for local parents including child behaviour and first aid courses, post natal depression, parenting groups, resources, one on one support and more in Wollongong / Illawarra

Bright Smiles Multisensory Learning Centre. Specialist Tutoring for reading, spelling and maths. Expertise in dyslexia support.

Location: Figtree
Phone: 0412 818 541   Mobile: 0412 818 541
Ages: Students of all ages and abilities   Days / Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30am to 8:30pm
At Bright Smiles we provide specialist tutoring for students of all ages and abilities, struggling with reading spelling and maths - including students with dyslexia. We also offer a School Readiness Program for pre-schoolers supporting the transition to “big school”. High School & HSC Support also!
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Marsden Clinical Psychology - Expert clinical Autism assessments and treatment - Kids Clinic. Woonona / Wollongong

Location: Woonona
Phone: (02) 9139 0126   Mobile: (02) 9139 0126
Ages: Kids, Teens & Adults   Days / Hours: Monday - Thursday from 8am to 7pm. Friday - Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Our Kids Clinic in Woonona is able to provide expert clinical assessment and treatment to children who are on, or are suspected of being on, the Autism spectrum. Dr Nick Marsden conducts comprehensive Autism assessments using the gold standard assessment measures. Dr Nick is also a part of a local multidisciplinary assessment team for Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disorders.
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Ron Prior Counselling and Hypnotherapy - Counselling / Therapy / Hypnotherapy for Adults and Kids. Wollongong & Warilla

Location: Warilla
Phone: 0425 900 643   Mobile: 0425 900 643
Ages: Kids, Teens & Adults   Days / Hours: Contact for appointment times
Ron Prior Counselling and Hypnotherapy offers a friendly and professional service where the focus is on YOU. Ron has worked with children from Kindergarten age to HSC level, adults just entering the workforce to people well into their retirement and people from all walks of life. Ron is Qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist who can assist with treating anxiety, depression, behaviour change like weight loss, quitting smoking, anger issues, parental anxiety and stress and much more.
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Denny Nesbitt - Life and Career Coach. Survey: are you a mum at a career crossroads? (Go into draw to WIN $50 voucher!)

Location: Online and face-to-face coaching
Phone: Via email   Mobile: Via email
Ages: For mums   Days / Hours: Contact Denny
As a mum who has been unhappy at work, struggled to work out what to do next and come out the other side, I understand how hard it is. I realised that if my job was going to take me away from my babies I needed to enjoy it and it needed to fit around my life. Sounds impossible? I work with my clients to help them find, and keep, the life and career of their dreams. To strategise solutions to some of your biggest career change issues.
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Baby Sensory Illawarra - learning, development and sensory exploration for babies. Bulli and Shellharbour

Location: Northern Illawarra Uniting Church & Shellharbour i-Dance Performing Arts Studio
Phone: 0423 961 167   Mobile: 0423 961 167
Ages: For babies from birth to 13 months   Days / Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Everything we do at Baby Sensory is backed by over 35 years of expert research in childhood development. We provide objectives behind every activity we run, empowering you to make your baby’s first year a truly precious time of learning, development and sensory exploration ... in a fabulously fun way! Our multi-award winning classes and research-based program will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to a wonderful world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other
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PCYC Bulli, Wollongong & Lake Illawarra - Kids Classes, Sports, Fun Activities and Holiday Workshops

Location: Bulli, Wollongong & Lake Illawarra
Phone: (02) 4284 3878 (Bulli PCYC), (02) 4229 4418 (Wollongong PCYC) & (02) 4296 4448 (Lake Illawarra PCYC)   Mobile:
Ages: All ages and abilities - everyone is welcome!   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday
Your local PCYC at Bulli, Lake Illawarra and Wollongong offers diverse, high quality but cost effective after school classes that encourage fitness, fun and friendship! Our fun & affordable programs cater for pre-schoolers to adults. Plus SAVE $100 + MORE when you use your Active Kids OR Creative Kids rebate
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Zig Zag Hub - Co-share Work Space and Membership - Grow your business

Location: Wollongong
Phone: 0423 809 680    Mobile: 0423 809 680
Ages: From entrepreneurs to retiree's - be inspired, be productive   Days / Hours: Get a FREE day trial! Monday - Friday
The Zig Zag hub is a community of start-ups, freelancers and entrepreneurs co-working in a shared office space. Co-working can help you grow your business faster, expand your personal and professional networks, and find new clients. We also have a NEW Mentoring Program, scholarship opportunities for new startups and regular events for members. Find out all the benefits that working in a collaborative, co-working environment provides.
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Child Development Institute - Support for ASD Children & Families. Spots available now in their Inclusion Readiness Program. NDIS Funded.

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 7899   Mobile: (02) 4243 7899
Ages: Preschool age +   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Our aim is to work towards a world where children with ASD can participate fully in their communities. Spots now available for our Inclusions Readiness Program - this program is for children 18 months + to before they start school, and is designed to target the skills needed by children with ASD to participate fully in everyday life.
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Kidzpower Fitness - Get kids active, fit & healthy! Mobile Personal Trainers specialising in educating children of all ages in fitness and health. NEW Boxing & Outdoor Classes!

Location: Bulli PCYC
Phone:    Mobile: 0415 753 920
Ages: 7 - 18 years   Days / Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
I believe being active from a young age to have a positive connection to being Physically, mentally and emotionally connected, therefore giving our children the best start to life! Children want to be active and it’s up to us as parents to help our children build more physical fitness into their routine. With our busy lives these day’s as parent’s this is can be a challenge. Regardless of skill, ability or age, we welcome all kidz to get involved!
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Sarah Fictoor - Health Coach and nutritionist, Project Blossom Health Ambassador. Inspiring happy, healthy families!

Location: Flexible - online & face to face
Phone: 0405 938 972   Mobile: 0405 938 972
Ages: For mums by mums!   Days / Hours: Flexible for mums!
Are you a busy mum struggling to find time to exercise, eat well or look after your own health? Access to our 8 Week Challenges and my 4 month Health Coaching Packages start from as little as $11 per week. My mission is to also inspire happy healthy families, by creating mums who don't just survive, but thrive!
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The Parent Club - Workshops & events to help parents to ‘parent well’ through kindness, connection and compassion. Compassionate Parenting Seminar: Sat 27 July, 2019

Location: Regular workshops & events
Phone: 0424 967 273   Mobile: 0424 967 273
Ages: Parents, Carers & Grandparents   Days / Hours: Regular workshops & events
We assist parents to equip themselves with evidence based parenting strategies and techniques while also feeling tethered to a nurturing community of families. We offer group, individual and family support as well as regular events and workshops. Both Margie and Carlie are mums to beautiful little boys and found the transition to parenthood to be a time of confusion, unknowns and at times despair wrapped in a bubble of love.
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Pinot and Picasso Wollongong - your next creative night out!

Location: Wollongong
Phone:    Mobile:
Ages: 18 years +   Days / Hours: Friday + Saturday @7pm and Sunday @2pm. Sessions run for 2.5 - 3 hours.
Your next creative FUN night out with the hubby, mums group, bestie or just yourself! You supply the wine - we take care of the rest! Pinot & Picasso is Australia’s #1 Paint and Sip Experience. With a great sound track, expert instruction and a few sips of wine you'll be moving closer to your very own Picasso – which you get to keep! And no artistic experience is necessary.
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Shebah - Australia’s first and all-women rideshare service getting women & children safely to where they need to go across Wollongong!

Location: Across Wollongong!
Phone: 0410 508 460   Mobile: 0410 508 460
Ages: Women & children   Days / Hours: Everyday via our Advanced Bookings system
Shebah is a company for women driven by women. We're always about keeping you and your little ones safe when getting around any day of the week (we also provide baby boosters). Whether you’re riding or driving in a Shebah, you can be assured of less stress and more peace of mind – always. Catching a Shebah means sitting in the front seat of the car without feeling vulnerable, no longer feeling limited by the time of day, knowing that your little one is in safe hands when you can’t drop them off and so much more. Get in the Driver's Seat and come work for Shebah!
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Flourishing Families Holistic Nutrition - focus on health/wellbeing for MUMS & kids! Stress-free & simple meal plans for families! Special offers and FREE e-Book.

Location: Fairy Meadow
Phone: 0408 850 943   Mobile: 0408 850 943
Ages: Kids, Teenagers, Individual & Families   Days / Hours: Monday: 9am – 6.30pm, Tuesday: 9am – 7pm, Thursday: 9am – 6pm, Friday: 9am – 5pm & Saturday : 8.30am – 2pm (every 2nd weekend)
Mums - do you put everyone's health and wellbeing before your own? Are you suffering from burn out, stress, hormonal imbalance, digestive issues, weight issues? I know what that's like! I would love to help you get your health back on track, so you can flourish. Hi, I’m Mel, a passionate Holistic Nutritionist and Meal Planning Specialist with a passion for and focus on family health - in particular women's health & gut health, as well as children & teenager health.
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Warehouse One7 - child and adolescent counselling. Supportive and engaging space for kids and families.

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4244 8118   Mobile:
Ages: Children of all ages can be referred   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
Warehouse One7, supported by Family Services Australia, is a unique and engaging therapeutic space for children, adolescents, and families (our photos will hopefully give a sense of this!). Located just 5 minutes south of the Wollongong CBD, we offer a range of assessment and intervention options for childhood psychological difficulties and assistance for parents in managing the complexities that can arise in family life.
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Lotus Patch - Mindfulness, Hypnobirthing and Infant Massage. Private tuition and home visits also available.

Location: Private and home visits available
Phone:    Mobile: 0481 481 539
Ages: Families and expecting couples   Days / Hours:
At the Lotus Patch, our philosophy is that we can also mend or repair our thinking and our mind to manage depression, reduce stress, improve our relationships, build resilience, improve our self esteem and so much more. Donnah Day’s experience with mindfulness and meditation spans nearly 40 years. Lotus Patch offers the unique and comprehensive antenatal education Hypnobirthing Australia™ program, Mindfulness-based stillness meditation courses and The First Touch (Infant Massage) Program.
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'Strong Kids' - balance, endurance, and overall fitness for kids! Claim your Active Kids Voucher.

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4207 9999    Mobile:
Ages: 6 - 16 years of age   Days / Hours: Currently classes run Monday and Tuesday afternoon, but we respond to demand each term.
PhysioHealth’s ‘Strong Kids’ is a 10 week research and evidence-based program both designed and delivered by our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists who have a strong focus and passion for the benefits of resistance training for children. The program runs in accordance with school terms and focuses on the benefits of resistance training in children aged 6 to 16 years. Training in motor patterns, coordination and neuromuscular control can make changes to technique in order to prevent injury and make some great positive changes for the future.
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Bulli PCYC - after school & vacation care programs for all ages!

Location: Bulli
Phone: (02) 4284 3878   Mobile: (02) 4284 3878
Ages: 18 months - adults!   Days / Hours: Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm – 8.30pm. Weekends and vacation care hours also available.
Bulli PCYC
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One-pager of useful numbers / local support services for Illawarra based parents. For the fridge door!

Location: Illawarra
Phone: (02) 4255 5000 for Early Parenting Centre   Mobile:
Ages: For all Illawarra and local parents   Days / Hours:
there many organisations and services that can provide practical and emotional support to help you navigate your path through parenting and caring for your little one. It's a one pager summary of useful numbers and local support services available to Illawarra Families. Print and it pop on your fridge!
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Distinct Business Solutions - Accountant / Business Growth / Business Coaching

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4210 878   Mobile: 0411 876 912
Ages:    Days / Hours: 9am-5pm. After hours appointments available
Distinct Business Solutions is a boutique accounting and business coaching firm with 15 years experience in business. We help your business grow and become more profitable. We provide all accounting and taxation services as well as financial management including bookkeeping, financial analysis and business coaching services. We service individuals and all business types.
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Corrimal Chamber of Commerce

Location: Corrimal
Phone: 0418 550 080   Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours:
The Corrimal Chamber of Commerce committee is a positive, dedicated and experienced team. We love Corrimal and the Northern Suburbs of the Illawarra and this is why we volunteer our time to service local businesses and build our community.
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The Funpreneur - Business Coach, Wollongong. Enjoy more FUN and FREEDOM in your business. Business growth coaching

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 8279 6393   Mobile: (02) 8279 6393
Ages:    Days / Hours:
We believe in working smarter, not harder, to create freedom and put the fun back in your business. We hear it all the time "I'm just too busy"... If this is how you feel - The Funpreneur can help. The Funpreneur is about helping CEO's and Entrepreneurs enjoy more fun and freedom in their business
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The Little Physio - to help your child play, move and thrive. Paediatric physiotherapy - Corrimal

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4207 9999   Mobile: (02) 4207 9999
Ages: 0 - 16 years   Days / Hours: Monday - Thursday from 7am to 7.30pm. Friday from 7am to 5pm.
The Little Physio is a paediatric physiotherapy clinic that has recently opened up in Corrimal, Wollongong in the PhysioHealth Building! We specialise in seeing children 0-16years, children with neuro-disabilities, developmental delay, neurological and orthoapedic conditions.
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Aloha Baby

Servicing the Illawarra Region Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Holly

Phone:
  

Mobile:
0402 866 817

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Anne's Mums and Bubs

All areas Illawarra & Wollongong NSW 2500
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0409 288 078

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Australian Careers Business CollegeWollongong

Australian Careers Business College 313 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Karen

Phone:
4228 1222  

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Days Available:
Thursday

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Barnardos South Coast

13 Green St Warrawong NSW 2502
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Phone:
02 4275 8575  

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Catholic Care Wollongong

25/27 Auburn St Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4227 1122  

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Denny Nesbitt Life and Career Coaching

Thirroul 2515
Contact:
Denny Nesbitt

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Mobile:
0404 221 332

Ages:
Adults

Days Available:
Every day via skype or in person

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Eat Well 4 Life

Shellharbour NSW 2529
Contact:
Stacey Fuller

Phone:
0449 519 739  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Contact us for available clinic times

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Flo Girls Workshops

Northern Illawarra NSW
Contact:
Jenna Claire Fletcher

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Mobile:
0411 824 182

Ages:
8 - 12yrs

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HIPPY - Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters - FREE Transition to school program and support

Home visiting program in Warrawong Warrawong NSW 2502
Contact:
Rebecca

Phone:
02 4275 8575  

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Ages:
4 and 5

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InsightOutside Coaching

various locations around the Illawarra NSW
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Phone:
411364473  

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Postnatal Depression Anxiety Therapy Group

Greenbean Play Cafe, Railway St Corrimal NSW 2518
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Phone:
02 4220 7688  

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Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes

121 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Monica Hockey

Phone:
1300 513 433  

Mobile:
417987426

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Ron Prior Counselling and Hypnotherapy

Uniquely You Psychology 32 Lake Entrance Road Warilla NSW 2528
Contact:
Ron Prior

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Mobile:
0425 900 643

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Salvation Army

11-13 Burellli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4227 2994  

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Signs 4 Bubs

Black Diamond Room, Thirroul District Community Centre Thirroul NSW 2515
Contact:
Maria

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Talking Realities

Servicing the Shellharbour area NSW
Contact:

Phone:
4275 8575  

Mobile:
0404 849 398

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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl Party Banner
Blue Chip Life Insurance


Important Numbers

24hr Health Line
1800 022 222

Poisons Information
13 11 26

Parent Line NSW
1300 130 052

Medicare
13 20 11

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Helpline
1800 882 436

Australian Breastfeeding Ass.
1800 686 2 686 222

Tresillian Help Line
1300 272 736

Mental Health Line
1800 011 511 (24 hours, 7 days)

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