ParentsNext aims to help you develop:
- Confidence to apply for and sustain long term employment
- Confidence to complete education and employment courses
- Improved financial awareness and budgeting
- Supportive and meaningful relationships with family and friends
- Improved quality of life through accessing clinical mental health and counselling services
- Confidence to independently access services, activities and community opportunities
- Improved strategies to find work life balance.
You may need to take part in ParentsNext if all of these apply:
you have a child aged 9 months to 6 years
you are under 55
you’ve been getting Parenting Payment and haven’t worked in the last 6 months.
One of the following must also apply:
you’re under 22 and haven’t completed Year 12 or equivalent
you’re 22 or over and haven’t completed Year 12 or equivalent, and have been getting income support for at least 2 years
you’re 22 or over and have been getting income support for more than 4 years.
If you don’t have to take part in ParentsNext, you can still choose to volunteer if you’re getting Parenting Payment and have a child under 6.
Through DHS (Centrelink) or self-referrals for voluntary participants