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AMBA has responded to an invitation from NSW parliament to provide a submission regarding an inquiry into ways to improve physical health, mental health and child protection outcomes for new parents and babies. The inquiry examined if current services meet the needs of new of parents and babies. There will be a focus on how to improve the mental and physical health of families with new babies. The inquiry also looked at how health outcomes for babies can be improved, and the role of technology in service delivery will also be examined.

Committee Chair Kevin Conolly MP said, “Taking care of a baby is physically and mentally tiring. We want to ensure parents can access the services and resources they need to help them and their baby thrive”.

The Committee on Community Services inquired into and will report on support for new parents and babies in New South Wales, including:

  • The adequacy of current services and structures for new parents, especially those who need extra support, to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their babies.
  • Changes to current services and structures that could improve physical health, mental health and child protection outcomes.
  • Specific areas of disadvantage or challenge in relation to health outcomes for babies.
  • Models of support provided in other jurisdictions to support new parents and promote the health of babies.
  • Opportunities for new and emerging technology to enhance support for new parents and babies.

“Parents often don’t think of their own physical and mental health when caring for a baby. It’s important that they know how and where to get support when they need it” said Committee Chair Kevin Conolly MP.

AMBA NSW State President, Joanne O'Keefe and AMBA Chairperson, Ashlee Tenberge, attended the public hearing on Monday 28 May to respond to AMBA's submission and provide additional context to the committee. The transcript of the hearing and recommendations from the committee will be available in due course.

Read more on the inquiry.

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To provide families of multiple births the opportunity to connect and engage within a supportive community. The outcome is to bring a sense of belonging, provide practical advice and resource and emotional support for raising multiples.

Published in Victoria

To provide families of multiple births the opportunity to connect and engage within a supportive community. The outcome is to bring a sense of belonging, provide practical advice and resource and emotional support for raising multiples.

Published in Victoria

GAMBA is a volunteer based community organisation offering support to families of multiples in the Greater Geelong region. Parents of twins, triplets and more in the Geelong area can access GAMBA for help, support, playgroup, social events and more.

Published in Victoria

To provide families of multiple births the opportunity to connect and engage within a supportive community. The outcome is to bring a sense of belonging, provide practical advice and resource and emotional support for raising multiples.

Published in Victoria

Nepean Multiple Birth Association (NMBA) is a not-for-profit organisation comprising of multiple birth families. The organisation provides support, resources and education to multiple birth families.

NMBA was formed in 1973 and is one of the 1st Multiple Birth Clubs to be formed in Australia. We are part of AMBA (Australian Multiple Birth Association) which comprises of clubs from across Australia. NMBA offer a supportive ear from “those who know”, however it is more than that: regular social interaction for those who feel isolated; whether it is home visits, a phone call, coffee mornings, playgroups, evenings out or weekends away; education at a local level such as expectant parent sessions or first-food introduction classes; breastfeeding support, equipment hire and, volunteer coordination and assistance. These services go a long way to help multiple birth families in raising their children born in very special circumstances.

NMBA is coordinated by a volunteer committee who are all members and therefore parents of multiples with busy lives. We endeavour to support our members in any way we can.

NMBA runs regular playgroups and many lifetime friendships have been formed from this. We also encourage child free meet ups where you can relax and share your journey with others who are travelling with you or have been where you are going.

Geographically NMBA covers a large are from Lithgow in the Blue Mountains to Blacktown in Sydney’s outer west and from Wiseman’s Ferry in the north to Campbelltown in the south.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information.

Published in New South Wales

Nepean Multiple Birth Association (NMBA) is a not-for-profit organisation comprising of multiple birth families. The organisation provides support, resources and education to multiple birth families.

NMBA was formed in 1973 and is one of the 1st Multiple Birth Clubs to be formed in Australia. We are part of AMBA (Australian Multiple Birth Association) which comprises of clubs from across Australia. NMBA offer a supportive ear from “those who know”, however it is more than that: regular social interaction for those who feel isolated; whether it is home visits, a phone call, coffee mornings, playgroups, evenings out or weekends away; education at a local level such as expectant parent sessions or first-food introduction classes; breastfeeding support, equipment hire and, volunteer coordination and assistance. These services go a long way to help multiple birth families in raising their children born in very special circumstances.

NMBA is coordinated by a volunteer committee who are all members and therefore parents of multiples with busy lives. We endeavour to support our members in any way we can.

NMBA runs regular playgroups and many lifetime friendships have been formed from this. We also encourage child free meet ups where you can relax and share your journey with others who are travelling with you or have been where you are going.

Geographically NMBA covers a large are from Lithgow in the Blue Mountains to Blacktown in Sydney’s outer west and from Wiseman’s Ferry in the north to Campbelltown in the south.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information.

Published in New South Wales