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  • ARAFMI NSW: Mental Health Carers

    ARAFMI NSW is a community organisation of families’ carers and friends of people living with a mental illness which encourages an active membership from among all of the diverse communities of NSW, which is informed by their experiences and provides support, education and advocacy in order to help them effectively fulfil their caring role. Our […]

  • Carer Gateway

    Carer Gateway is a national service funded by the Australian Government. Carer Gateway includes a website and phone service for carers to access practical information and support.

  • Carers Australia

    Carers Australia promotes and supports carers and the people they care for through effective advocacy, quality programs and community awareness activities that respect and enhance these relationships while meeting carers’ needs.

  • Cares in the workplace

    Carers Australia is committed to improving employer understanding of the importance of workplace participation of carers. For many carers, the option of engaging in the paid workforce is limited by their caring role. However, many carers of workforce age would like to combine caring with paid employment and experience the economic, health and social benefits […]

  • Get Healthy at Work

    Get Healthy at Work is an important new NSW Government initiative that aims to help improve the health of working adults by focussing on: – Healthy weight – Physical activity – Healthy eating – Active travel (i.e. walking, cycling, public transport to work) – Smoking – Harmful alcohol consumption.No matter what industry you’re in or […]

  • Hepatitis NSW

    We work to prevent the transmission of viral hepatitis and to improve the health and well-being of affected people and communities.    

  • mychild.gov.au

    The mychild.gov.au website is Australia’s online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be […]

  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

    If you’re aged 50-74 and eligible you’ll be sent a free bowel cancer screening kit. Around 80 Australians die of bowel cancer every week, but if detected early, up to 90% of cases can be successfully treated. Everything you need to know about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is here. It’s a gift that […]

  • Working Carers Gateway

    This website has been created to help people who are juggling working AND caring roles. Who is a working carer? – A working carer is a person who is in paid employment and who cares for a relative or friend who is ill, frail, has a disability or is ageing. They may work full-time, part-time, […]

About Young Carers Support Services

About Young Carers Support Services Links, .
  • Alzheimer’s Australia

    Alzheimer’s Australia administers leading edge national dementia programs and services funded by the Commonwealth as well as providing national policy and advocacy for the 321,600 Australians living with dementia.

  • ARAFMI NSW: Mental Health Carers

    ARAFMI NSW is a community organisation of families’ carers and friends of people living with a mental illness which encourages an active membership from among all of the diverse communities of NSW, which is informed by their experiences and provides support, education and advocacy in order to help them effectively fulfil their caring role. Our […]

  • Carer Gateway

    Carer Gateway is a national service funded by the Australian Government. Carer Gateway includes a website and phone service for carers to access practical information and support.

  • Carers NSW Young Carers Program

    Young carers are children and young people, 25 years or under, who help to support a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.  Find out about the Young Carers Program at Carers NSW.

  • Disability And Carers

    DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. DSS also helps to support Australians’ mental health. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness. DSS works to support carers of people with a disability or […]

  • Hepatitis NSW

    We work to prevent the transmission of viral hepatitis and to improve the health and well-being of affected people and communities.    

  • Who Cares? App

    Are you 25 years or under? Do you help to care for a family member or friend? If so, you might be a young carer. Young carers are children and young people, 25 years or under, who help to support a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, […]

  • Young Carers

    Young carers help in families where someone has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol/drug problem. This site provides information to help Young Carers.

  • Young Carers in Secondary Education

    Carers Australia has collated an extensive list of resource materials found below.  These materials have been sourced nationally and internationally. They are for use by people who are supporting, or want to support, young carers in secondary schools. This may include school administrators, teachers, counsellors, support workers, parents and guardians.

Accessing a Break

Accessing a Break Links, .
  • Carer Gateway

    Carer Gateway is a national service funded by the Australian Government. Carer Gateway includes a website and phone service for carers to access practical information and support.

Accessing Counselling Services

Accessing Counselling Services Links, .
  • 1800RESPECT: National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

    IMPORTANT: In an emergency – if anyone is in immediate danger – please call 000 now. Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? We can help. National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7

  • Carer Gateway

    Carer Gateway is a national service funded by the Australian Government. Carer Gateway includes a website and phone service for carers to access practical information and support.

  • Carers NSW: Counselling and Support

    The stresses and demands of caring can bring up a range of emotions.  Our counselling program can help you to explore ways to deal with difficult situations and to balance caring with the rest of your life.

  • Family Relationship Advice Line

    The Family Relationship Advice Line (1800 050 321) is available from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday (local time), except national public holidays.

  • GROW

    GROW is a community of people working towards better mental health through mutual help and a 12 step program of recovery. Small groups of people, who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, meet together on a weekly basis to help each other deal with the challenges of life.

  • Interrelate

    Interrelate provides services that strengthen and support all of the relationships in your life – with yourself, your partner, your family, your children and during life’s transitions such as becoming a parent, grandparent, divorce and separation and forming a stepfamily. Our focus is always on what is best for the children in the family. Regardless […]

  • Interrelate – Support for Carers

    Interrelate provides a personal counselling and mediation service for families caring for someone with a disability. Interrelate is the only organisation in New South Wales that is funded especially to help families make decisions regarding the future of someone in their care who has a disability, particularly where the family is experiencing conflict.

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

  • Suicide Prevention Australia

    Get Help » Are You Feeling Suicidal? If you are feeling suicidal it is important that you take immediate steps to keep yourself safe.

Accessing Practical Supports

Accessing Practical Supports Links, .
  • Alzheimer’s Australia

    Alzheimer’s Australia administers leading edge national dementia programs and services funded by the Commonwealth as well as providing national policy and advocacy for the 321,600 Australians living with dementia.

  • Alzheimer’s Australia: Dementia Friendly Communities

    A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. For people with younger onset dementia, this also means being given the opportunity and support to stay at work or volunteer.

  • Ambulance Service of NSW

    The Ambulance Service of NSW website will provide you with a range of information on Ambulance – what they do, how to access services and call for an ambulance in a medical emergency, important patient and community information, employment opportunities and contact details.

  • ARAFMI NSW: Mental Health Carers

    ARAFMI NSW is a community organisation of families’ carers and friends of people living with a mental illness which encourages an active membership from among all of the diverse communities of NSW, which is informed by their experiences and provides support, education and advocacy in order to help them effectively fulfil their caring role. Our […]

  • Australian Childhood Foundation

    The Australian Childhood Foundation works to give children back the childhoods that have been stolen from them through no fault of their own. We work to help children who know only fear, anger, shame, loneliness and the deepest hurt, to re-connect with the world: to learn to trust, to feel safe, to develop self-confidence, to […]

  • Australian Unity: Home Service

    Tailored support so you can remain independent and spend more time doing the things you enjoy. Our home services are suitable for people of all ages and abilities who would like to receive extra support to get the most out of life.

  • Better Start For Children with Disability

    The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services. Each disability included in the Better Start program is subject to an eligibility threshold. These thresholds have been determined by the Department of Social Services.

  • Carer Gateway

    Carer Gateway is a national service funded by the Australian Government. Carer Gateway includes a website and phone service for carers to access practical information and support.

  • Carers Australia

    Carers Australia promotes and supports carers and the people they care for through effective advocacy, quality programs and community awareness activities that respect and enhance these relationships while meeting carers’ needs.

  • Carers NSW

    Carers NSW is an association for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.

  • Carers NSW: Multicultural Carer Information

    Carers NSW recognises that carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are some of the most ‘hidden’ in NSW.  Carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds experience similar impacts of caring with “mainstream” carers including isolation, stress, burnout and the need for support. Cultural and language issues serve as additional challenges in their already difficult […]

  • Carers of People with a Mental Illness

    NSW Health funds non-government organisations (NGOs) to provide Family and Carer Mental Health Support Services across NSW.

  • CareSearch: Palliative Care Knowledge Network

    CareSearch is an online resource designed to help those needing relevant and trustworthy information and resources about palliative care. The website has been funded by the Australian Government ‘s Department of Health and Ageing. There are sections designed specifically for health professionals and others for patients, for carers, and for family and friends. All material […]

  • Caring for Someone – My Aged Care

    Caring for someone can be challenging, both emotionally and physically. It can also be a rewarding experience. However, from time to time carers may need some extra help and support. This could include counselling or advocacy for you as a carer, or respite services for the person you care for – which would allow you […]

  • Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres

    Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres are information centres for older people, people with disabilities and those who provide care and services.

  • Continence Foundation of Australia

    The Continence Foundation of Australia is the peak body for continence promotion, management and advocacy.  Our main aims are to:   raise community awareness about bladder and bowel health and the prevention of incontinence  educate people about treatment and management options for incontinence  encourage people with bladder or bowel control problems to seek professional help – no matter how small their problem […]

  • COPMI: Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

    The COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative develops information for parents, their partners, carers, family and friends in support of these children.

  • Department of Human Services: Family and Domestic Violence

    We support people experiencing family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.

  • Department of Human Services: What to do following a death

    Find a range of information on what to do following a death from the Department of Human Services.

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare

    Medicare usually covers: •free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists and in specific circumstances dentists and other allied health practitioners •free treatment and accommodation as a public Medicare patient in a public hospital •75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in […]

  • Disability And Carers

    DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. DSS also helps to support Australians’ mental health. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness. DSS works to support carers of people with a disability or […]

  • EnableNSW

    EnableNSW provides equipment, and in some cases attendant care, to assist eligible residents of NSW with a permanent or long-term disability.

  • Families NSW

    Families NSW is the NSW Government’s overarching strategy to enhance the health and wellbeing of children up to 8 years and their families. Families NSW does this by: helping parents to build their skills and confidence in parenting supporting parents and carers so they can respond to problems early building communities that support children and […]

  • Family Relationship Advice Line

    The Family Relationship Advice Line (1800 050 321) is available from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday (local time), except national public holidays.

  • Family Relationships Online

    Family Relationships Online is a key component in Government support for building better family relationships.

  • Fire and Rescue NSW – Home Fire Safety

    Statistics reveal that almost half of all home fires are started in the kitchen and 43% of all fire fatalities occur in winter. The key to reducing the risk of fire occurring in your home and to surviving a house fire is being prepared. Everyone in your household should understand what risks there are in […]

  • Health Direct: Symptom Checker

    Are you experiencing pain or other symptoms and not sure what they mean or what to do?  The healthdirect Symptom Checker guides you to the appropriate healthcare action: if you need to see a doctor or go to your nearest hospital or emergency department. It helps you understand symptoms and possible signs of illness, causes […]

  • Healthdirect For Carers

    Healthdirect Australia is a public company limited by shares and delivers health services by contracting with service providers, managing ongoing operations and implementing governance structures for its health services to be provided safely and efficiently. Services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.

  • Home Modification Information Clearinghouse

    The Home Modification and Maintenance Services (HMMS) program delivers an important service to support frail older people, people with a disability and their carers to remain at home. Under this program, there are approximately ninety Home Maintenance and Modification service outlets in NSW. The HMinfo Clearinghouse complements this activity by developing an evidence base for […]

  • Lifetime Care and Support Authority

    The Lifetime Care & Support Scheme provides treatment, rehabilitation and attendant care services to people severely injured in motor accidents in NSW, regardless of who was at fault in the accident.

  • Local and Community Transport NSW

    Local and community transport meets the needs of transport disadvantaged groups in the community. These groups include isolated families, the frail aged, younger people with disabilities, and their carers. Where conventional public transport systems are not generally viable or appropriate, community transport provides transport disadvantaged people with access to recreation, shopping, medical care, social services […]

  • Master Locksmith Access Key

    The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) is an innovative system that enables people with disabilities to gain 24/7 access to a network of public facilities. The MLAK system has been fitted to elevators at railway stations, accessible toilets in Council municipalities and National Parks and in adaptive playground equipment (Liberty Swing – see below) across Australia. People […]

  • My Aged Care

    The My Aged Care website has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. The Gateway is part of the 10 year Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.

  • My Hospitals

    My Hospitals: presents information on hospitals throughout Australia.

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    The NDIS is a national scheme to provide targeted support and better coordination and access to services for people with disabilities. It’s a single national system, which means regardless of what kind of disability you have and where you live, you will be able to equally access existing services.

  • National Public Toilet Map

    The National Public Toilet Map (the Map) shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys as well. Information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change […]

  • Northcott

    Northcott is an innovative and dynamic not-for-profit organisation that provides support to more than 11,400 people with a broad range of disabilities and their families and carers across NSW and the ACT by providing a range of services which promote a genuinely inclusive society. Some people with rare or lesser known disabilities find Northcott to […]

  • NSW Government Directory

    The Service NSW Government Directory allows you to find the current contact details for government departments, agencies, boards committees and trusts within New South Wales.  

  • NSW Health: Support for Carers

    Supporting carers is the responsibility of all levels of governments and the community as a whole. The NSW Government is committed to contributing to carers achieving quality of life for themselves and the people they support.

  • NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian

    The Office of the Children’s Guardian works to improve the protection of children in NSW by helping organisations, employers and individuals understand the meaning, importance and benefits of being child‑safe.

  • NSW Police Online

    The NSW Police Force is Australia’s oldest and largest police organisation and one of the biggest in the English speaking world serves a population of seven million in the state of New South Wales, an 801,600 square kilometre area comparable in size to Texas in the USA and double the combined geographic areas of England, […]

  • Planning Ahead Tools

    We all expect that we will be able to make our own decisions about our lives. However, illness or accidents may mean that we need to rely on other people to make decisions about our health, welfare, finances or medical treatment. This website contains information, tools and resources to make sure your wishes are known […]

  • Play Group Australia

    Find your nearest playgroup.

  • Reading Writing Hotline

    The Reading Writing Hotline is Australia’s national telephone adult literacy and numeracy referral service. It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry Innovation Science Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and managed by TAFE NSW Social Inclusion and Vocational Access Skills Unit ( SIVA).The Reading Writing Hotline provides information on: Reading and writing classes […]

  • Speech Pathology Australia: Fact Sheets

    What is a Speech Pathologist? Communication impairment in Australia  Stuttering Augmentative and Alternative Communication Helping your baby to talk The Sound of Speech: 0 – 3 years The Sound of Speech: preschool and school aged children  Speech pathology and Indigenous children Speech pathology in mental health services Communication and swallowing difficulties following stroke Speech pathologists […]

  • St John Ambulance Australia

    St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all states and territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. St John is Australia’s leading provider of first aid training, first aid services at public events and supplier of first aid kits and equipment. St John runs the ambulance services […]

  • Vision Loss: Resources for Vision Impairment

    Designed by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT the website is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia dedicated to the issue of vision loss. Featuring sections on different vision conditions, information on local services, links to support groups and industry bodies, and an interactive discussion forum, it aims to provide eye-care professionals, people experiencing vision […]

  • Walking with Carers in NSW

    Walking with Carers is an information resource to support the many carers in NSW providing care and support to family members and friends who have disability, mental illness, a chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail. It provides a range of useful information, advice and contacts to assist carers including: Their rights within NSW […]

  • Youthbeyondblue

    Provides support for Youth experiencing anxiety and depression.

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs

Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Links, .
  • Al – Anon Family Groups Australia

    Do you need help to cope with the effects of someone else’s drinking? Is the drinking of your partner, parent, child or friend worrying you? Did you grow up in a family affected by alcohol abuse? Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or problem drinking affects thousands of families in Australia and worldwide. Your inquiry is confidential and […]

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service

    ADIS is a NSW statewide telephone service providing education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support about illegal drugs such as heroin, ice and cannabis, and legal drugs such as alcohol. We keep a database with over 1500 Drug and Alcohol related services across NSW.ADIS operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential […]

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

  • Australian Drug Information Network

    The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory. Here you will find reliable information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, with links to treatment services, research, statistics, guidelines, journals, policy, campaigns, events, curriculum, professional development opportunities and more.  

  • Family Drug Support Australia

    Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs.

  • iCanQuit

    iCanQuit this site provides information on methods of quitting, getting started and staying quit.

  • NSW Health: Crystalline Methamphetamine

    Methamphetamines are stimulants, and part of the amphetamine group of drugs manufactured from common pharmaceutical drugs and readily available chemicals such as acetone, bleach, battery acid, and engine coolant. Methamphetamines are potent and illegal stimulants that speed up the function of the brain and nervous system. Find out more from NSW Health.

  • NSW Health: Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheets

    This site provides information on Drug and Alcohol issues.

  • Quitline

    The first step when quitting smoking is to think through your reasons to quit. People quit smoking for many reasons, most commonly to improve their health and to save money. Thinking through your own personal reasons to quit will help you decide if smoking is worth it or not.

  • Your Room

    Your Room offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, how they can affect people, side effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it. You can access help, learn about support and treatment options, or test your knowledge about alcohol and other drugs with the Spinner Game. There are resources to order or […]

Finance/Housing/Legal

Finance/Housing/Legal Links, .
  • Carer Allowance

    A supplementary payment for parents or carers who provide daily care to an adult or dependent child who has a disability or medical condition or is frail aged.

  • Carer Payment

    Support if you are unable to work in paid employment because you provide full-time care to someone with a severe disability, medical condition, or is frail aged.

  • Carers (Recognition) Act 2010 No 20

    The objects of this Act are: (a) to enact a Carers Charter to recognise the role and contribution of carers to our community and to the people they care for, and (b) to increase the awareness of the valuable contribution that carers make to our community.

  • Carers DHS/Centrelink

    There are payments and services to support people who provide full-time care to someone else with a disability, illness or medical condition.

  • Chronic Disease Management Plan

    People with a chronic medical condition may be able to get Medicare benefits to cover allied health services that help manage their condition.

  • Chronic Medical Condition Assistance

    The Australian Government provides financial support to help people with a chronic medical condition. You can claim benefits and payments for certain health care services and equipment.

  • Continence Aids Payment Scheme

    The CAPS is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their incontinence products.

  • Department of Human Services Payment Finder

    Select the options that describe your circumstances then explore a suggested list of possible Centrelink and Medicare payments and services online.

  • Department of Human Services: Concession and Health Care Cards

    Concession and health care cards can help you access cheaper health care services and medicines.

  • Department of Human Services: Family and Domestic Violence

    We support people experiencing family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.

  • Department of Human Services: Job Seekers

    Find a range of information on payments and services for job seekers.

  • Energy Rebates: NSW Trade and Investment

    The NSW Government offers a number of rebates to help customers pay their energy bills. These rebates include the: Low Income Household Rebate – for customers who hold eligible concession cards issued by the Federal Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs; Family Energy Rebate – available to customers who have received […]

  • Gambling Help

    This website provides information and useful resources for problem gambling.

  • Housing NSW

    Pay for Housing NSW Rent and Other Bills Find a Public Housing Office Social Housing Programs and Initiatives Apply for Public Housing Public Housing Assistance All About Financing Your Home Purchase All About Financial Rental Assistance Long Term Leasing Program Programs and Grants Private Rental Assistance Housing Appeals Process

  • Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)

    Transport for Health provides a range of transport and travel assistance to people who cannot use or have difficulty using public and/or private transport or who are disadvantaged by distance. Transport for Health includes the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).  

  • jobactive

    jobactive helps both employers and job seekers. At no cost to you, it can find the right staff for your business – or, if you’re looking for work, it can find jobs that are a good fit for you.

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy Support for Job Seekers

    The Skills for Education and Employment program provides language, literacy and numeracy training to job seekers who find it hard to get work. Job seekers are referred to the program by the Department of Human Services, Employment Service Providers including the Remote Jobs and Communities Program.

  • Law Access NSW

    What is LawAccess NSW?LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW. 1300 888 529

  • Law Term Finder

    This LawTermFinder homepage gives access to an online termbank of words and phrases frequently used in Australian Family Law. Its compilation is a joint project between theAttorney General’s Department and Macquarie University’sTermFinder group, in the Centre for Language Sciences. Legal consultants to the project are from Macquarie Law School, theANU College of Law, and a barrister […]

  • Legal Aid

    Legal Aid NSW helps people with their legal problems. Our legal services include legal advice, help at court and family dispute resolution. We can help in most areas of criminal law, family law and civil law.

  • Lifetime Care and Support Authority

    The Lifetime Care & Support Scheme provides treatment, rehabilitation and attendant care services to people severely injured in motor accidents in NSW, regardless of who was at fault in the accident.

  • Moneysmart

    Free and impartial financial guidance and tools you can trust.

  • Moneysmart: Urgent Money Help

    Are you behind on your bills and struggling to cover your rent or afford food? Whatever your situation, there are services that can help you.

  • My Future

    myfuture is Australia’s free, online, interactive career information and exploration service. The website allows you to actively explore career options and make informed career decisions. As well as using myfuture to develop a career plan, you can use it to research options for further study or training. You can also access information on occupations, industries, […]

  • My Skills

    Welcome to MySkills: Australia’s Directory of Training. The most up-to-date information on training courses for school leavers, students, apprentices, and employers. Find a course to start a career.

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    The NDIS is a national scheme to provide targeted support and better coordination and access to services for people with disabilities. It’s a single national system, which means regardless of what kind of disability you have and where you live, you will be able to equally access existing services.

  • NSW Carers Charter

    The NSW Carers Charter recognises the enormous contribution that carers make to our community. it provides principles to guide the way we interact with carers.

  • NSW Companion Card

    The Companion Card is issued to people who have a significant, lifelong disability and are always going to need a high level of care to get to community based activities. The Companion Card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events.

  • NSW Fair Trading

    NSW Fair Trading safeguards the rights of all consumers and advises business and traders on fair and ethical practice. We provide services directly to individuals and businesses to create a fair, safe and equitable marketplace. The laws we administer set the rules for fairness in the countless daily transactions between consumers and traders. We investigate […]

  • NSW Police Online

    The NSW Police Force is Australia’s oldest and largest police organisation and one of the biggest in the English speaking world serves a population of seven million in the state of New South Wales, an 801,600 square kilometre area comparable in size to Texas in the USA and double the combined geographic areas of England, […]

  • NSW Trustee and Guardian

    NSW Trustee and Guardian offers a full range of trustee services through our branch network in metropolitan Sydney and across NSW. As an experienced asset manager we have been assisting the people of NSW for over 98 years. NSW Trustee and Guardian provides professional and independent  trustee services in the making of Wills, acting as Executor in deceased estates, and administering trusts and Powers of Attorney. NSW Trustee and Guardian also provides Managed Clients services protecting […]

  • Patient Information and Privacy

    The pamphlet explains when health staff can share patient information and what the patient and their carer can do to help health staff share patient information. The pamphlet includes links to additional sources of information about privacy.

  • Planning Ahead Tools

    We all expect that we will be able to make our own decisions about our lives. However, illness or accidents may mean that we need to rely on other people to make decisions about our health, welfare, finances or medical treatment. This website contains information, tools and resources to make sure your wishes are known […]

  • Service NSW

    Service NSW offers a broad range of NSW Government services and transactions through three service channels: A new, easy-to-use customer friendly website 18 service centres to begin with and extended opening hours (7am-7pm weekdays and 9am-3pm on Saturdays) a 24/7 telephone service answered by a real person in NSW

  • SkillsOne

    Launched in Sydney in 2007, SkillsOne works with Industry, Educators, Government and TAFE to engage and promote the extensive career opportunities and pathways in traditional trades and emerging skills areas ranging from automotive, construction & mining; through to hairdressing, healthcare and horticulture.

  • The Federal Register of Legislation

    The Federal Register of Legislation incorporates all content previously published on ComLaw including the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments and the Acts database established under the Acts Publication Act 1905.

  • The Guardianship Tribunal

    The Guardianship Tribunal is a legal tribunal that makes guardianship and financial management orders for people aged 16 years and over with decision-making disabilities.

Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing Links, .
  • Alzheimer’s Australia

    Alzheimer’s Australia administers leading edge national dementia programs and services funded by the Commonwealth as well as providing national policy and advocacy for the 321,600 Australians living with dementia.

  • beyondblue

    beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of depression and anxiety in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

  • Black Dog Institute

    Black Dog Institute is a national not for profit concerned with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

  • Carer Gateway

    Carer Gateway is a national service funded by the Australian Government. Carer Gateway includes a website and phone service for carers to access practical information and support.

  • COPMI: Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

    The COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative develops information for parents, their partners, carers, family and friends in support of these children.

  • Disability And Carers

    DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. DSS also helps to support Australians’ mental health. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness. DSS works to support carers of people with a disability or […]

  • Healthdirect For Carers

    Healthdirect Australia is a public company limited by shares and delivers health services by contracting with service providers, managing ongoing operations and implementing governance structures for its health services to be provided safely and efficiently. Services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.

  • Heart Foundation Walking Groups

    If your looking for fun, social and easy way to get active, why not join the Heart Foundation Walking today.  As Australia’s largest network of free walking groups, you are sure to find a group to suit you.

  • Interrelate

    Interrelate provides services that strengthen and support all of the relationships in your life – with yourself, your partner, your family, your children and during life’s transitions such as becoming a parent, grandparent, divorce and separation and forming a stepfamily. Our focus is always on what is best for the children in the family. Regardless […]

  • Lifeline

    Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

  • Lifeline: Loss & Grief

    Feelings of loss and grief can be experienced after we lose someone or something we care about like; the death of a loved one; loss of a relationship; loss of a pet; loss of a job; a change to your way of life; or loss of important possessions. The grief you experience in these instances […]

  • Men – beyondblue

    Men are known for bottling things up. But when you’re feeling down, taking action to call in extra support is the responsible thing to do.

  • MensLine Australia

    MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical way.

  • Mental Health Association NSW

    We play a vital role in the development of mental health initiatives which result in increased community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues. With the support of our Board, staff, members, volunteers and students, we work towards a society free from prejudice and discrimination against people living with mental illness. We strive towards a […]

  • Mind Health Connect

    We know there’s a lot of information out there on stress, anxiety and depression but finding what’s relevant and trustworthy can be a confusing process. mindhealthconnect is here to point you in the right direction and enable you to take those first positive steps towards a healthier you. Use our unique Guided Search Tool or browse the Library to find quality resources […]

  • Mind Spot

    The MindSpot Clinic is a free service for Australian adults who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression and low mood. We provide online Screening Assessments and Treatment Courses, or we can help you find local services that can help.

  • National Association for Loss And Grief (NSW) Inc

    Since its formation NALAG (NSW) Inc’s primary objective has been to encourage and promote professional and community education in loss, grief, bereavement and trauma. NALAG (NSW) Inc has been involved in the establishment of many of the loss and grief support groups throughout Australia. NALAG is frequently called upon for training and advice by schools, […]

  • NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation

    Find out about over 70 sport and recreational activities including how to participate, links to state sport associations and local clubs.

  • NSW Health: Support for Carers

    Supporting carers is the responsibility of all levels of governments and the community as a whole. The NSW Government is committed to contributing to carers achieving quality of life for themselves and the people they support.

  • Partners In Depression

    Partners in Depression is a group education program designed to address the information and support needs of those who care for or love a person experiencing depression. It is a six session program run by two facilitators in community settings. The six session format of the program includes coverage of the following topics: Session 1 […]

  • RUOK

    The R U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all people to regularly and meaningfully ask ‘are you ok?’ to support those struggling with life. R U OK? Day is our national day of action on the second Thursday of September (11 September 2014), and dedicated to reminding people to regularly check […]

  • SANE Australia

    Mental health-related information, tips, links and online help.

  • Suicide Call Back Service

    The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who fit one of the following categories: People who are suicidal People caring for someone who is suicidal People bereaved by suicide

  • Your Brain Matters

    This website will show you the close links between what’s good for your physical health and what’s good for your brain. There are many things you can build into your everyday life to be brain healthy. Over the next three years with funding from the Commonwealth Government Alzheimer’s Australia will be informing you of ways […]

  • Youthbeyondblue

    Provides support for Youth experiencing anxiety and depression.

Physical Health and Nutrition

Physical Health and Nutrition Links, .
  • 8700 Find Your Ideal Figure

    What is a kilojoule (kJ)? Nearly everything we eat and drink provides our bodies with energy to fuel our basic body functions and physical activity. This energy is measured in kilojoules (kJ). When we are active, our bodies burn up more kJ energy. The average Australian adult consumes about 8700kJ a day find out more…

  • ACI: Home Enteral Nutrition Resources for Consumers

    Home enteral nutrition (HEN) is the giving of nutritional support either by mouth or by a feeding tube into the gastrointestinal tract in the home setting. People requiring nutritional support at home face a number of difficulties accessing clinical services, formula and equipment.

  • ADA – Australian Dental Association

    The Australian Dental Association is an organisation of dentists which has as its aim the encouragement of the health of the public and the promotion of the art and science of dentistry. There are Branches of the Association in all States and Territories. Membership is voluntary and over 90% of dentists in Australia are members. […]

  • ADA – Australian Dental Association NSW Branch

    ADA NSW is the prime membership association for dentists in NSW and the ACT. Established in 1929, we: help our members deliver the best possible oral health care to their patients promote oral health awareness in the community.  

  • Arthritis Australia

    Arthritis Australia provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends, promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and […]

  • Ask Nurse Nettie

    Hello, I’m Nurse Nettie, I’m here to help with any questions you might have about sexual health.

  • Asthma Australia

    Asthma Australia provides education, training and advocacy for patients with asthma and linked conditions.

  • Australasian College of Dermatologists A – Z of Skin

    The Australasian College of Dermatologists is the medical college responsible for the training and professional development of medical practitioners in the specialty of dermatology. Dermatologists are qualified medical specialists who, through additional training, have obtained postgraduate qualifications to specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin, nail and hair diseases and skin cancers.

  • Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

    The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

  • Australian Hearing

    Australian Hearing is one of the largest hearing service providers in the world with a reputation for innovation and world-leading practices.  Australian Hearing provides subsidised services to clients with a disability under our Community Service Obligation.

  • Australian Podiatry Association NSW/ACT

    Podiatrists are health professionals specialising in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of the foot and the lower limb. The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.  

  • Better Health Channel

    The Better Health Channel (BHC) provides health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date, easy to understand, regularly reviewed and locally relevant. BHC does not have any advertising or sponsorship and is fully funded by the State Government of Victoria (Australia). The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to […]

  • Breast Screen NSW

    One in nine women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The best time to treat breast cancer is when it is still very small. Screening mammograms are the best way of finding breast cancer early.

  • Cancer Australia

    Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well-being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

  • Cancer Council

    As Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control1 organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.

  • Cancer Institute NSW

    The Cancer Institute NSW is Australia’s first statewide, government-funded cancer control agency.

  • CareSearch: Palliative Care Knowledge Network

    CareSearch is an online resource designed to help those needing relevant and trustworthy information and resources about palliative care. The website has been funded by the Australian Government ‘s Department of Health and Ageing. There are sections designed specifically for health professionals and others for patients, for carers, and for family and friends. All material […]

  • Cervical Screening NSW

    Regular Pap tests can reduce your risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer by up to 96%. Make an appointment with your doctor or nurse today.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Australia

    Cystic Fibrosis organisations in Australia provide support and services to people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and their carers and families. This is complemented by a commitment to research and a quality improvement program focussing on improved clinical care for people with CF. Each State and Territory (except Northern Territory) has a Cystic Fibrosis organisation devoted to […]

  • Deptartment of Human Services: Medicare Card

    Everyone who lives in Australia—except Norfolk Island residents—is eligible for a Medicare card. A New Zealand citizen who is living in Australia may also enrol if they provide the required documentation.

  • Diabetes Australia

    Diabetes Australia was established in 1984 as a national federated body comprising state and territory organisations supporting people with diabetes and those professional and research bodies particularly concerned with the treatment and prevention of diabetes

  • Diabetes Australia: Eating Well with Diabetes

    Choosing healthy foods and being active will help manage your blood glucose levels and your body weight. Healthy eating for people with diabetes is similar to recommendations for everyone so there is no need to prepare separate meals or buy special foods. Healthy eating can be enjoyed by the whole family.  

  • Diabetes NSW

    We are the New South Wales branch of Diabetes Australia which formed on 27 July 1938. Diabetes NSW works proactively to improve the day-to-day lives of people living with diabetes, help prevent diabetes-related complications and make things easier by educating carers, employers and the general public. We are Australia’s largest member-based non-profit organisation dedicated to people […]

  • Disability And Carers

    DSS helps to support people with disability through programs and services and benefits and payments. DSS also helps to support Australians’ mental health. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability and people with mental illness. DSS works to support carers of people with a disability or […]

  • Eat for Health

    The Australian Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research. By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients […]

  • enableme

    enableme is a place to talk to, and seek support from other people who have ‘been there’. It is a place to ask questions, to find the answers that you need and to set recovery goals.  It is a place where you can offer support, encourage others, and share your experiences; because you are not alone, […]

  • Eye Health: Optometrists Association Australia

    Eye diseases are relatively rare, although they become more common as we get older. All eye diseases should be regarded as serious – even diseases that appear mild have the potential to cause serious damage if not treated appropriately. Many serious eye diseases do not have dramatic symptoms. Some people with serious eye diseases don’t […]

  • GESA: Health Information Fact Sheets

    The gastrointestinal (GI) system is imperative for our well being and our life-long health. A poorly functioning GI tract can be the source of many chronic health problems that can interfere with your quality of life.

  • Get a Test: ENDING HIV

    To find out where to have an HIV test, a rapid HIV test, or a rapid HIV test at a[TEST] site across NSW, simply type in your postcode in the “Enter postcode” field and then click on “Search”. The map will highlight the nearest locations with a different letter for each location.

  • Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service

    The Get Healthy Service is a telephone service aimed at providing information and ongoing support for adults in relation to: healthy eating. physical activity. achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The Get Healthy Service is delivered by Healthyways Australia, an organization who has significant experience running health coaching programs.  All of the Get Healthy Coaches are universally qualified […]

  • Glaucoma Australia

    Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia. It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about the serious and common eye disease glaucoma; to support glaucoma sufferers and to raise funds for research. Glaucoma Australia’s mission is to minimise visual disability from glaucoma by: increasing […]

  • Haemochromatosis Australia

    Haemochromatosis Australia is the primary advocacy group for Australians affected by haemochromatosis. Haemochromatosis Australia provides support and promotes awareness, early diagnosis and research.

  • Healthdirect Australia

    Funded by the Governments of Australia, healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online (www.healthdirect.gov.au) and over the phone (1800 022 222). It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you make informed choices anywhere, any time.’

  • Healthdirect For Carers

    Healthdirect Australia is a public company limited by shares and delivers health services by contracting with service providers, managing ongoing operations and implementing governance structures for its health services to be provided safely and efficiently. Services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by federal, state and territory governments.

  • Heart Foundation

    The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.

  • Heart Foundation Walking Groups

    If your looking for fun, social and easy way to get active, why not join the Heart Foundation Walking today.  As Australia’s largest network of free walking groups, you are sure to find a group to suit you.

  • Hepatitis Australia

    Our mission is to provide leadership and advocacy on viral hepatitis and support partnerships for action to ensure the needs of Australians affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis are met.

  • Inside Radiology

    “InsideRadiology” provides consumers and health professionals with free and easily accessible accurate, up to date, credible information about medical imaging tests and procedures. All information items have been written by experts and edited by a team of specialised consumer writers to make them easy to read and understand. If you are unsure or have concerns […]

  • Kidney Health

    Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit organisation whose focus is to improve kidney health outcomes which lead to improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases.

  • Know Pathology Know Healthcare

    Australia’s pathology service is the best in the world, and we want to keep it that way. Know Pathology Know Healthcare is boosting awareness that: Pathology services are an essential part of almost all aspects of a patient’s healthcare Pathology saves lives Pathology reduces healthcare costs Pathology involves doctors who are specialists, scientists and sophisticated technologies Australian […]

  • Lab Tests Online

    All you need to know about pathology testingPathology tests are essential to modern medicine. They provide the information needed to make diagnoses, screen for illnesses and monitor treatment and medication. We’re here to help you understand them with up-to-date information written by practising Australian pathologists and senior laboratory scientists. Managed by the Australasian Association of Clinical […]

  • Learn the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    It is important to understand that warning signs can vary from person to person and they may not always be sudden or severe.  Although chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of a heart attack, some people will not experience chest pain at all, while others will experience only mild chest pain or […]

  • Love Your Liver

    Welcome to the Love your Liver Website. We have tips for good liver health, delicious liver-friendly recipes and information that will help you to get to know one of your most hardworking and vital organs – your liver.

  • Lung Foundation

    Lung Foundation Australia is a national organisation which was originally established as The Australian Lung Foundation in 1990 to provide support to patients and carers burdened by lung disease and to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia. 

  • Macular Disease Foundation

    The Foundation is a national organisation based in Sydney, meeting the needs of the macular disease community across Australia. The Foundation’s key charter is to work for those with macular diseases, specifically macular degeneration, Australia’s leading cause of blindness. It is a ‘patient driven’ organisation working with key stakeholders including people with macular diseases, their […]

  • MS Australia

    MS Australia is the national voice for MS. We work in advocacy and communications and collaboratively with our stakeholders to benefit thousands of people affected by MS across the country. We also work closely with MS Research Australia to fund research into better detection, treatments and a cure. We do all this on behalf of […]

  • My Health Record

    My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

  • National Stroke Foundation

    We are a not-for-profit organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.

  • NPS MedicineWise

    Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, at NPS MEDICINEWISE we provide practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. We give individuals the tools and knowledge to help them make better decisions about their health and medicines and keep health professionals up to date with the latest evidenced-based information.

  • NSW Government Office of Sport and Recreation

    Find out about over 70 sport and recreational activities including how to participate, links to state sport associations and local clubs.

  • NSW Health: Ending HIV

    The best way to protect yourself and others from HIV is to practice safe behaviours. Safe is still the way to play. You can play safe by: Always using a condom if you have vaginal or anal sex. Condoms are the best way to guard against HIV and prevent STIs. The end is on with […]

  • NSW Health: Immunisation Program

    The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals.    

  • NSW Health: Make Healthy Normal

    With over half the adults in NSW overweight or obese, being unhealthy has become normal. Just a handful of belly fat increases risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. The good news? It’s never too late to make healthy normal. Find out more from Make Healthy Normal.

  • NSW Health: Public Oral Health (Dental) Services

    The range of oral health services provided through the NSW public health system broadly includes dental services to children and adults according to criteria that target emergency situations, those in most need, dental education and oral health promotional services.   Operationally in NSW these services are delivered by each of the Local Health Districts.   […]

  • NSW Poisons Information Centre

    Our mission is to provide high quality, up-to-date and evidence-based information regarding the risk assessment, management and treatment of human poisoning to the general public and health care professionals, across New South Wales 24 hours a day and after-hours to the remainder of Australia. We aim to be a focal point for toxicology education and […]

  • NSWSTI Programs Unit

    The New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Units (NSW STIPU) work is guided by the New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections and HIV Strategies. These strategies aim to reduce HIV and STIs and associated morbidity and mortality in NSW by working with priority populations, the public and private health system to build capacity for prevention, […]

  • Optometry Australia: Your Eyes

    Optometrists are a source for all your eye health, vision and prescription eyewear needs. Here at Optometry Australia we think we have everything you need to ensure you and your family have good vision for life. We have information on: What happens in an eye exam Children’s vision Myopia Cataract Eye safety Eye health for parents Nutrition…. […]

  • Pain Australia

    Painaustralia is a national not-for-profit body established to improve the treatment and management of pain in Australia. We were formed in February 2011 to facilitate implementation of the National Pain Strategy (NPS), which was developed by more than 200 delegates at the Pain Summit held at Parliament House, Canberra, in March 2010. The goals of the National Pain […]

  • Parkinson’s Australia

    Parkinson’s Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 80,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. We advocate for the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, and for their families and carers.

  • Smart Eating For You

    Nutrition information, tips and recipes to help you eat well. All our information has been written by Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs), and is reviewed regularly.So you can be sure this is the most up-to-date and credible nutrition info around!

  • Your Brain Matters

    This website will show you the close links between what’s good for your physical health and what’s good for your brain. There are many things you can build into your everyday life to be brain healthy. Over the next three years with funding from the Commonwealth Government Alzheimer’s Australia will be informing you of ways […]

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