Welcome to Islamicare – Parenting Helpline.
Islamicare aims to support Australian Muslim families who are experiencing difficulties in a modern world with many social challenges.
They can vary from inter-generational communication problems between parents and their teenage children to more complex situations with children experiencing drug and alcohol abuse or getting in trouble with the law.
This website is designed to give you ideas and suggestions on tackling some of these issues.
We want to be the first port of call and if our experienced counselors cant help you directly, then we can put you in touch with professionals that will deal with your matter discreetly and confidentially.
Please let us know how we can help by filling out this form.
If you prefer to speak to one of our trained counselors then call 1800 960 009.
This is primarily a Parenting Helpline but is open to anyone, including youth.
It is designed for PARENTS who are having trouble getting through to their children and don’t know what to do.
Sometimes you have religious questions, or you might need some support about how to deal with your son or daughter, our counselors can help.
If you are a young Muslim who needs support, don’t hesitate you can also use this website, our counselors are trained to help with youth issues as well or we can refer you to another helpful service.
We are a small community of dedicated Muslim Australians who want to make sure that parents are not excluded from the solution to the problems facing our youth.
We have Muslim youth workers, counselors and lawyers and business people behind the scenes addressing the issue of disaffected youth.
The website and helpline is administered by the Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations (FAIR) – a not-for-profit non-governmental organization.
Being a youth today is extremely difficult let alone thinking about your religious duties and responsibilities. As a Muslim youth, there are issues around marginalization, identity and clash of cultures.
If a parent has difficulty connecting with their son or daughter then it is important that there are some pathways to supporting or assisting parents and young people to ensure that there are more positive steps to help prevent the disconnect.