New online parenting program to support emerging mental health and wellbeing challenges 

17 May 2022
The Victorian Government is investing in a new online parenting program to better support families with children with emerging mental health and wellbeing needs.

There is a call for submission for a provider or consortium to design and deliver the new program. This submission process is now open on the Buying for Victoria website with submissions closing on Thursday 9 June 2022.  

The program is for parents of children from birth to 11 years with needs beyond the scope of traditional parenting supports, and focuses on resilience building and positive parenting techniques. The program will equip parents with the right skills to respond positively and effectively to early mental health challenges and contribute to good emotional wellbeing and development of children.  

A public information session on the call for submission will be held on 19 May 2022.  

To register for the public information session, please email Christina Samson at and include the name of the service provider and full name of the representative attending the session.  

The Department of Health will work with the successful provider(s) to ensure that the program is accessible, safe and inclusive for all Victorian families.

This program is part of a range of graduated parenting supports recommended by the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System that are matched to family needs and circumstances, and the developmental stage of the child. It relates to recommendation 19 of the Royal Commission’s Final Report.