If you are a parent in New Zealand, remember that Plunketline is just a phone call away, ready to provide the guidance and reassurance you need on your parenting journey. Operated by Plunket, a non-profit organization dedicated to children’s health and well-being, Plunketline offers expert advice and reassurance whenever it is needed.
Plunketline is a 24/7 helpline established in 1993 by Plunket. It is staffed by registered nurses, Plunket community nurses, and experienced call center operators. They possess extensive knowledge and experience in child health and parenting concerns.
Plunketline’s team of professionals offers support on a wide range of topics. Whether it’s breastfeeding, nutrition, sleep routines, behavior, immunizations, or general health and safety, they provide evidence-based information and practical suggestions tailored to each family’s situation.
Plunketline’s round-the-clock availability is its key strength. Whether it’s the middle of the night or daytime, parents can access support whenever they need it. This accessibility is invaluable for parents dealing with urgent concerns or seeking immediate reassurance.
Plunketline ensures complete confidentiality and offers a non-judgmental approach to all callers. Parents can discuss their concerns openly, knowing they will be met with empathy and understanding.
Plunketline works collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and community organizations to ensure families receive comprehensive support. If necessary, they provide referrals to local Plunket clinics, support groups, or other relevant services within the community.