General Services for Families

This page is about professional services that focus on kids, family or simply wish to recognised as child friendly. Brisbane is full of services that not only welcome kids but find very creative ways of including them. If you know of a child friendly service for kids in Brisbane and we don’t have it then why not send us an email to info@brisbanekids.com.au

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

Have you ever wished your family time was a little more settled, or wondered if you’re giving your kids the best start in life? The Accoras-run Triple P: Positive Parenting Program helps you build positive relationships with your children, while encouraging the behaviours you like and dealing consistently with the ones you don’t. To find out more, or to register for an upcoming group, please visit www.accoras.com.au or call 3274 1886.

Yourtime

The Brisbane Psychology specialists at yourtime offer a relaxed and supportive environment, offering a range of bulk-billing and low-cost Psychology and support services. Our experienced team are passionate about helping children, teens, adults, couples and families to make positive changes and enjoy happy and fulfilling lives. To find out more, or to book an appointment, please visit www.yourtimeonline.com.au or call 3306 1083.

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Small Talk Speech Pathology

We are Vanessa & Lauren of Small Talk Speech Pathology. We run a friendly, private speech pathology clinic on the south side of Brisbane for children from 1 – 18 years old. We work on speech sounds, comprehension, expression, reading, writing, stuttering and social skills. Medicare and private health fund rebates may apply. www.smalltalksp.com.au

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The Leg Vein Doctor

The Leg Vein Doctor specialises in the removal of Spider and Varicose veins. The modern techniques used at The Leg Vein Doctor offer many advantages over traditional forms of vein treatments. Patients can continue with their daily activities following treatment, as there is minimal pain and no post – operative downtime. Book your initial consultation on 07 3720 9912 or visit us on www.thelegveindoctor.com

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Performance Health Queensland

A qualified Brisbane naturopath since 2002, Sandi offers specialised paediatric naturopathy consultations to address a number of childhood issues. A “realistic Naturopath”, with two small children of her own, she believes balance is the key and has the skill and passion to ensure becoming well is a fun and enjoyable experience for you and your children. http://www.osteopathichealth.com.au/

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Embrace Life

Natural Therapies at Embrace Life aim to help you and your family attain optimal health and wellbeing and to support you to put time and balance back into your busy life. Our belief is that, by helping parents and children get the best care, in the most stress-free environment possible, right from the beginning, your family will grow up calm, relaxed and healthy. www.embracelife.net.au

Friends of the Birth Centre

If you are seeking a positive, natural birth then the Birth Centre in Brisbane care may be a wonderful option for you. Join our Facebook group or come to a morning tea to find out more. <http://www.fbc.org.au/>

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Avana Natural Fertility

Perhaps you’re having problems getting pregnant or maybe you are keen to optimise the health of your future baby, either way Bev Dorgan, a naturopathic nutritionist at Avana Natural Fertility is passionate about helping you enhance your fertility naturally. It takes two to tango so, by maximising the health of both mum AND dad, which will boost the health of both the egg and the sperm, you’re increasing your chances of creating the right environment for a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. Having had a much-longed for baby after a period of infertility AND fair share of frustration, despair and disappointment, Bev’s knowledge, understanding and compassion will help make your journey smoother. www.avananaturalfertility.com.au

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THE BABY SLEEP CONSULTANT BRISBANE PARENTS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR

Katie Forsythe has a unique way of helping parents address their baby or young child’s sleep problems. Katie is different to other baby sleep consultants in Brisbane, as she believes that there is not only one way of dealing with issues regarding baby, toddler and young child sleep. Rather than apply a ‘one size fits all’ approach to sleep training, Katie spends time getting to know your family before developing a plan tailored especially for you. www.thebabysleepcompany.com.au

First aid courses for parents in Brisbane

Kids First Aid

Kids First Aid have a goal to impart basic first aid knowledge to all mums, dads, grandparents, babysitters and carers of children aged 0 to 16 – to teach them what to do in an emergency situation, particularly in those critical first minutes before help arrives. They do this in affordable, engaging and memorable 3 hour classes conducted by a paramedic. Find one near you here http://www.kidsfirstaid.com.au

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Beautiful Mums House of Beauty

Offering professional beauty services in Wynnum on Brisbane’s south-side, Beautiful Mums House of Beauty is a friendly, specialised beauty salon designed to suit mums with children. Allows mums to enjoy all beauty services and pampering available whilst being able to bring your little ones. Enjoy Pedicures, Microdermabrasion, tanning, waxing and other services all whilst your child can be present. www.beautifulmumshouseofbeauty.com.au

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VISION POTENTIAL – VISION THERAPY & BEHAVIOURAL OPTOMETRY 

Vision Potential has been established to deliver outstanding paediatric and family Behavioural and Developmental Optometry services. As well as providing traditional eye tests to patients of all ages, Vision Potential is a behavioural optometrist in Brisbane that specialises in Vision Therapy for Strabismus (turned eye), focus, lazy eye, convergence insufficiency, traumatic brain injury and visual tracking issues. Common children’s eye problems, such as distance vision, and more in depth processing disorders and computer syndrome can also be addressed. All initial appointments are bulk billed. www.visionpotential.com.au

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The UQ Early Cognitive Development Centre

UQ’s Early Cognitive Development Centre (ECDC) is a research centre specializing in understanding the cognitive development of children (from birth to 7 years). The ECDC depends upon the time and good will of parents throughout Brisbane who bring their children in to participate in our fun experiments. If you would like to participate, to contribute to science, and help out research students at UQ, just ‘like’ our facebook page and receive updates and notifications of studies you may be eligible for! (All children receive a small gift for participating). www.facebook.com/UQ.ECDC

Outreach counselling for families in Brisbane

Third Circle Counselling

Third Circle Counselling is Brisbane’s longest running private outreach counselling service for families and children. We help families learn how to manage difficult and challenging behaviours and improve relationships, and we do this in your own home, that’s right, we come to you. Email thirdcircle@bigpond.com or visit www.thirdcircle.com.au

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Bare Hands

Stressed? Anxious or irritable? Too busy for self care? Help is at hand! Bare Hands offers educational resources that help women gain a deep understanding of what maintains their stress. Learn strategies and skills for resilient living and develop new ways of problem solving, communicating and resolving conflict. Find calm in the chaos and enjoy more sustainable relationships. www.barehands.com.au

Family Chiropractor in Brisbane

Sherwood Chiropractic

Pregnant women, babies, children and adolescents can all benefit from chiropractic treatments, but it’s important to choose a practitioner that specialises in paediatrics. Dr Jemima Nelson of Sherwood Chiropractic is a highly qualified paediatric chiropractor who is passionate about caring for pregnant women and children. Her gentle and holistic approach to health has helped countless young patients including infants with breastfeeding or settling difficulties, babies with head shape issues and children with motor and milestone delays. www.sherwoodchiropractic.com.au

Helping kids eat better

Kids Dig Food

Do you have a fussy eater? Do you feel like you’re fighting a constant battle to try to get your child to eat nutritious foods or to eat more (or perhaps less) food? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to get them to eat a balanced diet but to no avail? Well, look no further! There is a solution and Brisbane Kids has found it: Kids Dig Food! Whether you have a fussy toddler, a baby struggling with solids or child with any dietary challenge, Kids Dig Food can help to make your meal times stress-free, guilt-free, healthy and happy. www.kidsdigfood.com.au

Speech Pathology for kids in Brisbane

ChatBox Speech Pathology

Have you ever suspected that your child needs the help of a speech pathologist? Perhaps they’ve had difficulty with swallowing or eating? Or maybe you’re concerned that their speech is delayed and they’re not reaching speech milestones? Have you noticed your child having difficulty articulating words or speaking with a stutter or lisp? Is your child finding it hard to read at school? A ChatBox speech pathologist (also known as a speech therapist) can visit your home or child’s school to help them in all of these areas and ensure they’re reaching their full potential. www.chatbox.com.au

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Speechcare- Speech Pathologists who Care

Speechcare offers a caring, fun and professional approach to speech therapy with your child. There are nine speech pathologists at Speechcare and between them they have a wealth of expertise across all areas of communication and feeding disorders. You will be directed to the speech pathologist who is best suited to your child’s needs. We are registered providers of the Helping Children with Autism and Betterstart for children with Disability packages. www.speechcare.com.au

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Play With Words – Mobile Speech Therapist

Play with Words is a speech pathology practice established by highly experienced and qualified speech pathologist Dallas Fong. At Play with Words, they recognise that communication is one of the most important life skills, and they offer therapy, training and advice in helping children to develop these skills. Their therapy services are available for infants right through to adolescents. The Play with Words clinic is situated in Springwood, South Brisbane, but they can also provide therapy at your home or your child’s school, kindergarten or early learning centre. www.playwithwords.com.au

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Fusion Wellbeing

Fusion Wellbeing is located in Kelvin Grove, providing a convenient location for many surrounding Brisbane suburbs. They currently have 11 trainers and practitioners, offering clients a diverse range of exercise classes, personal training, nutrition and dietetics, as well as a range of massage types. Fusion Wellbeing is also launching a range of prenatal and postnatal/mums and bub’s classes, with children’s Yoga, Pilates and Zumba to be offered in the near future. www.fusionwellbeing.com

Allergy Medical Centre Cutting the waiting list to get your kids tested for allergies- located at Newstead- call 32523711 or go to Allergy Medical Group Website

Elite Executive Relocations Helping families with moves Interstate Elite Executive Relocations Website

Diabetes Counselling Counselling Support for Brisbane Families dealing with diabetes and the associate issues. Includes cooking, weight and communication support. Diabetes Counselling Website

Brisbane Kids has also put together a guide to Crisis Help for Brisbane Families in Need. This guide includes information and contact details for the services available to families in a crisis and is a wonderful source to refer to when in need of some extra support.

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