Information and Resources

Victoria State Government Education and Training

Visit the "For Parents" page to access practical information for Victorian parents and carers.

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Other Useful Apps

We have compiled a list of useful Apps you can download at home. These include:

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Maternal and Child Health 
The MCH app provides reliable information that Victorian families can use every day. You can help your baby's sleep with the new "Sleep and Settling" feature; find information relevant to your child's age and development; useful contacts; and ask our "Virtual MCH Nurse" questions - for reliable, evidence-based replies you can rely on


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Baby Karaoke
An animated karaoke styled game that enables the user to sing along with their child to well known songs and nursery rhymes.


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Feed Safe
Feed Safe is a mobile app that assists breastfeeding mothers to make the best decisions about alcohol consumption


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Smiling Minds
Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.


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Age specific sleep strategies all in an App.




ASDetect is a free app that empowers parents to assess their young children for early signs of autism.


Moira Shire Council Facebook page

Our Moira Shire Council Facebook page is utilised by our nurses with the aim to provide current, helpful and evidence based information. If you find a post helpful, or it is something that you are interested in, please like or share the post. Please note this page does not provide urgent support or specific case advice.


Thunderstorm Asthma

What is thunderstorm asthma?

During grass pollen season people may notice an increase in asthma and hay fever. Grass pollen season (October through to December) also brings the chance of thunderstorm asthma.

Thunderstorm asthma is thought to be triggered by a unique combination of high amounts of grass pollen in the air and a certain type of thunderstorm. For people who have asthma or hay fever this can trigger severe asthma symptoms.

When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, related to high grass pollen and a certain type of thunderstorm, it is known as epidemic thunderstorm asthma. To learn more, visit the Epidemic thunderstorm asthma fact sheet.

If you have current, past or undiagnosed asthma or seasonal hay fever you are at increased risk of thunderstorm asthma. So be prepared to manage any symptoms and stay out of hospital.

For more information visit the Better Health website.