Support services

There are many services and resources to support twins and their families. Please let us know if you have other recommendations at

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Parent help lines and resources

Twins Research Australia provides a wide range of resources for twin pregnancy, birth and early parenting, twins starting school, twin adolescence and navigating adult twin relationships

HealthdirectAustralia provides 24-hour health advice at 1800 022 222 plus practical support for pregnancy, birth and beyond at Pregnancy Birth and Baby. They also have an area specific to twins and multiples: Pregnant with Twins

Raising Children also has an area specific to twins: Pregnant with Twins

The Australian Multiple Birth Association offers support from “those who know” about twin and multiple births and early parenting

Maternal Child Health Line (staffed by qualified maternal and child health nurses),
13 22 99 (24 hours)

Parent Lines: 
Queensland and Northern Territory 1300 30 1300
South Australia 1300 364 100
Tasmania 1300 808 178
ACT (02) 6287 3833
Victoria 13 22 89 
Western Australia (08) 6279 1200 or 1800 654 432

Tresillian Parent Help Line 1300 272 736 (7am-11pm every day)

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation

CPR for babies under 12 months

Mental wellbeing, advice, counselling

Lifeline 13 11 14

Kids Help Line (ages 5 to 25), confidential, free and available 24 hrs a day 1800 551 800

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 (24 hours)

Reach Out is an online youth mental health support service

PANDA (Post and Ante Natal Depression Association) 1300 726 306

Relationships Australia 1300 364 27

Suicide Call Back Service is a free nationwide service providing 24/7 phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide 1300 659 467

Psychologists with a special interest in twins are listed below


The psychologists listed below have been brought to our attention as having a special interest in twins.

Katie Wood
Clinical Psychologist
Address: Castlemaine (private practice) and Hawthorn
(Swinburne University Psychology Clinic)
Telephone: 0419 542 247
Blog: The Psychology of Raising Twins

Yael Clark
Educational & Developmental Psychologist (Yael also has
Address: 599-601 Dandenong Rd, Armadale. 3143
Telephone: 0438 559 601

Andrew Greenfield
Child and Educational Psychologist (he is also a twin)
Appointments: 02 8542 1524 (BH)
Mobile: 0412 341 201
Postal: PO Box 838 ROSE BAY NSW 2029

Jessica Smeltink
Clinical Psychologist (Jessica is also a mother of multiples)
Address: 12 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600
Telephone: 0499 435 277

Areana Eivers
Clinical Psychologist
Address: 5/1000 Logan Road, Holland Park QLD 4121
Telephone: 0452 157 792

Jillian Pearsall-Jones 
Clinical Psychologist (Jillian is also a parent and grandparent of twins)
Perth (private practice)
Telephone: 08 9414 9363

At her Twin Dilemmas Blog and website, twin researcher and psychologist, Dr Barbara Klein, discusses issues unique to parenting twins and twin relationships.

Dr Nancy Segal is a researcher, psychologist and Director of the Twin Studies Research Centre in the USA. Her articles and books about twin relationships are available at her website including Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables, and Facts About Twins.

Parent support groups

MoMo Twins Australia and New Zealand

Council of Single Mothers and Their Children (CSMC) 1300 552 511

Parents Without Partners (PWP)

Rainbow Families Multiple Births Group, same sex families of multiple births

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation

TTTS Australia and New Zealand

Multiple Birth Families Special Needs Support

Multiple Multiples

Especially for dads

Multiple Dads Sanctuary

Pillars of Strength for dads whose babies are ill or bereaved dads

Men’s Line Australia 1300 789 978 (24 hours)

Dad’s Guide to Twins


Grief Line  1300 845 745 Australia-wide 6am-2am, 7 days per week

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (SANDS) 1300 072 637 (24 hours)

Red Nose Grief and Loss 1300 308 307

Twinless twins

There are organisations and web forums that are based around the world that assist twinless twins:
Compassionate Friends
Twin Loss (New Zealand)
There are also closed groups available to join on Facebook if search Twinless Twins

Other online groups and resources

Please note any statements and views made on the following pages do not reflect the views and opinions of Twins Research Australia. These lists and pages are privately owned. The links below are solely provided as a potential support for twins and families of twins.

Multiples Fun & Support Group
Parents of Multiples Australia Parenting Multiples
About Twins
Twin Days – Twinsburg Ohio
Twins Magazine Online (US)