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DEMENTIA

Alzheimer's Australia National Alzheimers Australia National advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information. You can find help sheets which provide advice, common sense approaches and practical strategies on the issues most commonly raised about dementia. www.fightdementia.org.au

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation Arthirits Australia provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends http://www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/

ASTHMA

Asthma Australia Asthma Australia and member Asthma Foundations deliver high quality support to people with asthma and their carers. www.asthma.org.au how to use inhalers (adults) - https://assets.nationalasthma.org.au/resources/Inhaler_technique_for_people_with_asthma_or_COPD-web_CURRENT.pdf how to use inhalers with spacer (children) https://www.nationalasthma.org.au/living-with-asthma/how-to-videos/how-to-use-a-puffer-and-spacer-for-kids

CANCER

The Cancer Council Find evidence based cancer information on prevention, research, treatment and support provided by Australia's peak independent cancer authority. www.cancer.org.au  

MENTAL HEALTH

Casey Psychiatric Triage Team In cases of acute risk in mental health, such as feeling unsafe, suicidal, psychosis or you notice someone who is displaying evidence of that and needs immediate help or even admission call 1300369102. http://www.monashhealth.org/page/Acute_mental_health_services Lifeline 131114 https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue BeyondBlue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. The website provides information about anxiety, depression and suicide to the Australian community. www.beyondblue.org.au   The Black Dog institute The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible. The Black Dog site provides information & facts about mental illnesses, online self-testing, current treatments and wellbeing www.blackdoginstitute.org.au  

DIABETES

Diabetes Australia Diabetes Australia was established in 1984 and is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. Through leadership, prevention, management and research, Diabetes Australia is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes. We work in partnership with diabetes health professionals and educators, researchers and healthcare providers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the Australian community. www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
NDSS
An organisation that provides educational support for diabetic people as well as subsidised products such as test strips. People with diabetes need to register in order to access these services. https://www.ndss.com.au/  

DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES

SECADA - South Eastern Consortium of Alcohol and Drug Agencies This is our local Drug & Alcohol specialist service that we refer patients for coordinated detoxification and rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. http://www.semphn.org.au/images/downloads/secada%20client%20information%20brochure.pdf http://www.monashhealth.org/page/South_East_Alcohol_and_Drug_Service_SEADS Australian Drug and Alcohol Foundation The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is Australia’s leading organisation committed to preventing alcohol and other drug harms in our communities. Find Drug and Alcohol information sheets here. www.adf.org.au   Drug & Alcohol Services This site provides Drug and Alcohol information sheets. www.health.vic.gov.au  

GENERAL HEALTH

Better Health Channel An award winning site that provides health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in. This information is:
  • quality-assured and reliable
  • up-to-date
  • locally relevant
  • easy to understand.
The information on this site aims to help people understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals. www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au   Vic Health A world-first health promotion foundation, VicHealth focuses on promoting good health and preventing chronic disease. www.health.vic.gov.au  

CHILDREN

Royal Children’s Hospital This site provides useful fact sheets on childhood conditions. www.rch.org.au How to treat head lice https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/head-lice/resources Exclusion from school/child care guidelines https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/426820/timeout_poster.pdf  

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Parkinson’s Australia Parkinson's Australia provides information and support to people living with Parkinson's Disease and advocates on their behalf. www.parkinsons.org.au  

HEART ATTACK AND HEART DISEASE

The Heart Foundation The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. For over 50 years, we’ve led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. Find information on heart disease, heart attacks and preventative lifestyle techniques on how to reduce your risk of heart complications. www.heartfoundation.com.au  

SMOKING

Quit Smoking Support and useful information for those who are considering quitting smoking. http://www.quit.org.au   
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