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Links

Links to Useful Health and Related Websites

 

Healthy North Coast – http://healthynorthcoast.org.au/

 

Northern NSW Local Health District  – A website for health professionals and the public. Information available includes community health, hospitals, mental health services, drug and alcohol, children’s health services and domestic and family violence. Check it out at http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/ and choose the area you want information on. Alternatively, find community health at http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/community-health/

OR hospitals at http://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/hospitals/ Information updated monthly.

 

Mental Health:

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/for-me/newaccess—a-beyondblue-program

 

Family Support (and/or Mental Health):

http://www.interrelate.org.au/locations/northern-rivers/

http://www.parentline.org.au/

 

Disability:

Care Search – Palliative Care Knowledge Network caresearch.com.au

DAISI – Disability & Aged Information Service  www.daisi.asn.au

Local service funded by government – information of all types, ie programs support groups and their contacts, and can assist with statistics for reports or submissions

 

My Aged Care – www.myagedcare.gov.au    Phone: 1800-200-422                      Interpreter service Phone: 131450 and ask for 1800 200 422

This is the new government portal for Aged care services and supports, information on Community Care Packages, Respite and Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs).   From 1/7/2015  the entry point for Aged Care services ie meals on wheels, home care, community transport, Aged Care Packages (levels 1-4).  Can potentially access short term case management if required (perhaps only 4 hours).

 

Department of Health DOH – Medicare Benefits Schedule

 

Kids with Asthma – www.kidswithasthma.com.au

 

HealthInsite – www.healthinsite.gov.au
Provides good information about health.

 

Raising Children Network – www.raisingchildren.net.au
Reliable information and resources for parents about raising children and taking care of themselves.

 

Heart Foundation – www.heartfoundation.org.au
Information about healthy eating, exercise and weight.

 

The Cancer Council Australia – www.cancer.org.au
Information about healthy eating, physical activity, being sunsmart and quitting smoking.

 

Lifeline 13 11 14 – www.lifeline.org.au
Offers a counselling service and information about other Australian support services.

 

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating – www.health.gov.au
A great guide to healthy eating for the different genders and age groups.

 

Children’s Health Queensland – www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au

 

13HEALTH – www.health.qld.gov.au

 

ParentLine – www.parentline.com.au

 

ACSA Peak Body – http://www.agedcare.org.au

 

Kidney Australia – http://www.kidney.org.au/

 

Diabetes Australia – http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/