Where to find practical support and services, twin specific psychologists and mental health advice, telephone services, online community groups and much more.

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Telephone services
Mental health support
Practical support
Support organisations
Online community groups
Additional twin resources

Telephone services

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

Lifeline: 13 11 14
Confidential, free and available 24 hrs a day.

Beyond blue: 1300 22 4636
Confidential, free and available 24 hrs a day

Suicide Help Line: 1300 651 251
Confidential, free and available 24 hrs a day.

Grief Line: 9596 7799
Confidential and free telephone counseling.

Mental health support


Beyond blue

Panda: Post and antenatal depression association

Jean Hailes for Women's Health (anxiety website): to learn how to manage and live with anxiety.

Reachout; Australia's leading online youth mental health support service.

Suicide Call Back Service offers telephone and online counselling. The phone number is 1300 659 467 – available 24/7 from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call. Online counselling as well as resources including a grief & loss support program are available on their website.

Practical support

The Australian Multiple Birth Association offers support from "those who know" about twins and mutiple births.

Healthdirect is a wonderful site that offers practical support for pregnancy, birth and beyond: Pregnancy Birth and Baby. They also have an area specific to twins and multiples: Pregnant with twins.

Likewise, the Raising Children site also has an area specific to twins: Pregnant with twins

MCHNA is the maternal and child health nurses' agency.


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
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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
Website: www.supportingparents.com.au

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
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Website: www.child-psychologist.com.au

Jessica Smeltink
Clinical Psychologist (Jessica is also a mother of multiples)
Address: 12 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600
Telephone: 0499 435 277
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.buddingmindspsychology.com.au/index.html

Areana Eivers
Clinical Psychologist
Address: 5/1000 Logan Road, Holland Park QLD 4121
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 0452 157 792

Support organisations

The Australian Multiple Birth Association has launched the 'Purple Butterfly' to help parents who have lost twins or higher order multiples:

Purple Butterfly

There are organisations and web forums that are based around the world that assist 'twinless twins':

Twinless Twins (Yahoo Group)
Compassionate Friends
Twin Loss (New Zealand)
This group offer support to parents who are have lost twins/multiples: http://www.nationaltwinloss.org.au/

There are also a few closed groups available to join on Facebook if you search 'Twinless Twins'.

Online community groups

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 and the links below are solely provided as a potential source of support for twins and families of twins.

Australian Multiple Birth Association
Multiples Fun & Support Group
Twins Realm
Twinless Twins Online Support Group (USA)
TwinsStuff (USA)
Dad's Guide to Twins
Parents of Multiples Australia


Additional twin resources

About.com Parenting Multiples

About Twins

Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA)

Centre for the Study of Multiple Birth (USA)

Multiple Birth Association of Western Australia

Multiple Birth Siblings as Adolescents: A guide for parents of twins and higher order multiples

Multiple Births: Prenatal Education & Bereavement Support

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club (USA)

Pregnancy Birth and Baby

Raising Children Network


Twin Days - Twinsburg Ohio

Twins Magazine Online (US)

Twins and Multiple Birth Association UK (TAMBA)

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