Staying Attached is a home-visiting parenting service with a focus on promoting the secure attachment between mother and infant. 

Practitioners seek to build strong and supportive working relationships and can provide assistance across a wide range of areas. Goals are determined by parents through discussion to steer the direction and pace of the work.

The program is flexible and designed to ensure families are supported to manage their family life. 

Staying Attached works in collaboration with Helen Mayo House and South Australian public hospitals.

Why Staying Attached?

A Staying Attached Practitioner will work alongside families to: 

  • Support wellbeing 
  • Identify family strengths 
  • Increase confidence in parenting 
  • Increase understanding of what babies need & how they learn 
  • Improve family relationships 
  • Create a safe and harmonious home environment 
  • Link in with and advocate with appropriate services in the community 
  • Provide emotional support at times of stress or trauma

Who can access the service

Women in late pregnancy with diagnosed mental health issues. Or women with diagnosed mental health issues with an infant under 36 months of age. 

Staying Attached Family Support Practitioners can visit families in the Greater Adelaide area.

Steps on how to access the service

Referrals are accepted from health professionals in the Helen Mayo House Family unit and Obstetrics departments within SA Health hospitals. 

To make a referral please contact the Supporting Families Coordinator to discuss eligibility on: 8305 9200