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Early Years Health and Wellbeing Program

The Early Years Health and Wellbeing Program provides a range of services to families of Prep-year children with additional support needs at participating schools in Ipswich and Mackay.


The Early Years Health and Wellbeing Program services include:

The teams work with families to help them determine their children's health and wellbeing needs, support options and preferences.

They also help families to access services such as child health clinics, doctors or child and youth mental health services when required. This assistance may include providing transport and accompanying family members to appointments if requested.

The team may bring services into schools to provide support and training to families and staff on topics including nutrition, anger management, parenting education, recreational activities and family violence programs.


Families may be referred to the Early Years Health and Wellbeing team by teachers, the school principal or they may self-refer.

The school will seek permission from parents or carers for the Early Years Health and Wellbeing team to review any child's information or to contact parents or carers if they need to discuss any issues that may arise.

Further information is available by contacting the service providers below:


George Street Neighbourhood Centre - Shakespeare Child and Family Centre
Phone: (07) 4957 7222
Program is delivered at Victoria Park State School, Mackay Central State School, Mackay West State School and Sarina State School.


Australian Red Cross
Phone: (07) 3367 7444
Program is delivered at Ipswich East State School, Redbank Plains State School and Silkstone State School.

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