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  • 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.

  • Active and Healthy

    This website will then identify and list registered Exercise Programs that have specific exercises to improve balance and strength, available in your local area.

  • 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 & Osteoporosis NSW

    Today arthritis affects one person in every five – about 20% of the population! Arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions (MSK) are the leading cause of disability in Australia. Nearly 25% of absenteeism is related to arthritis and MSK. There are more than 120 types of arthritis including juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 Council-Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in women in NSW.In 2003, 363 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Most cases (86%) occur in women over the age of 45.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Department of Veteran Affairs

    Our mission is to support those who serve or have served in defence of our nation and commemorate their service and sacrifice.

  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs: Heart Health Program

    Heart Health Program aims to help you increase your physical health and wellbeing through practical exercise, nutrition and lifestyle management support.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Falls Prevention: My Aged Care

    Falls can happen to anyone, but, unfortunately, as you grow older falls can become more common and you are more likely to injure yourself.  Go to My Aged Care for more information.    

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Seniors

    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.

  • Hepatitis NSW

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

  • 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 […]

  • Jean Hailes For Women’s Health

    Jean Hailes is a national not-for-profit organisation providing a range of health services for women across Australia. Jean Hailes aims to: Provide independent, up-to-date education programs for women and their health practitioners Conduct important women’s health research Offer a comprehensive women’s healthcare clinic Our educators work alongside clinicians and researchers to translate the latest findings […]

  • 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 […]

  • Know Your Noise

    The purpose of the Know Your Noise website is to provide accurate and meaningful information about noise exposure and its impact on your hearing health.  It’s a place where you can get personalised information that’s directly relevant to your own situation. You can find out whether your levels of noise exposure (at work and play) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Asthma Council Australia

    National Asthma Council Australia is a not for profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

    We offer a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW. We place the safety of the older person first. Our service is confidential and callers remain anonymous.  We encourage individuals, concerned friends, family members, neighbours and support workers to call 1800 628 221 if they suspect […]

  • 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: 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 […]

  • 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…. […]

  • Osteoporosis Australia

    This website provides valuable information about maintaining better bone health and managing osteoporosis which is easy to access and download. Enjoy browsing and please take the time to consider your bone health!  

  • 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.

  • Pretty Shady

    Pretty Shady was established in NSW in the summer of 2013. Our aim is to stop skin cancer, one summer at a time.

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation

    Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.

  • 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!

  • 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 […]

  • The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

    The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is a Victorian based organisation that primarily supports the aged care sector address the needs of elderly people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It provides multilingual resources on aged care issues.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

About Mental Wellbeing

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  • Active and Healthy

    This website will then identify and list registered Exercise Programs that have specific exercises to improve balance and strength, available in your local area.

  • 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.

  • Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA)

    Men’s Sheds are spaces for men and activities for men, including older men, and they have been set up in various locations across NSW.

  • 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.

  • beyondblue: Resources for Women

    1 in 5 women in Australia will experience depression and 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety during their lifetime: beyondblue provides information and support for Women experiencing depression and anxiety.

  • Black Dog Institute

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

  • Department of Veteran Affairs

    Our mission is to support those who serve or have served in defence of our nation and commemorate their service and sacrifice.

  • Gambling Help

    This website provides information and useful resources for problem gambling.

  • 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 […]

  • Is It Dementia?

    A resource for recognising the signs of dementia developed by ALZHEIMER’S AUSTRALIA SA.

  • 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 […]

  • Lifeline: Preventing Suicide

    Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia for men under 44 and women under 34. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women and ABS data (2009) shows more people die from suicide than road deaths. Most people don’t want to die they just want their pain to stop. […]

  • 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 Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

    We offer a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW. We place the safety of the older person first. Our service is confidential and callers remain anonymous.  We encourage individuals, concerned friends, family members, neighbours and support workers to call 1800 628 221 if they suspect […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Relationships Australia

    Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, […]

  • 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.

  • Smiling Mind: Resources for Teachers and Counsellors

    Smiling Mind website is for people wanting to run Smiling Mind’s Mindfulness Meditation program with groups. This can be teachers, educators, counsellors, team leaders, facilitators, sports coaches or those conducting wellbeing or mindfulness programs.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The Shed Online

    The Shed Online is a social community for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. Founded by beyondblue.

  • 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 […]

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.  

  • Drinkwise Australia

    Established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Our primary focus is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.

  • 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.

  • NUAA: New Users and AIDS Association: Living with Drugs

    Living with drugs is not easy. For a start, the fact that most drugs are illegal poses special problems for people who use them, ranging from the potential of contracting blood-born viruses such as hepatitis C to the possibility of winding up in prison. These, and many other, issues are covered in this section of the site.

  • 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.

  • Stimulant Health Check Up

    Regardless of how often or how much crystal you use health issues can arise. Seeing a GP or Specialist Clinic with experience in providing health checks specifically for people who use crystal or other stimulants can help you stay on top of your physical and mental health.

  • Stimulant Treatment Line

    St Vincent’s Stimulant Treatment Line (STL) is a NSW state-wide telephone service providing education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support specifically for stimulant use such as speed, ice, ecstasy, cocaine etc. STL also supports the Stimulant Treatment Program (STP), an innovative program that deals with stimulant use. The Stimulant Treatment Program runs Monday to Friday, but […]

  • 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, .
  • ADHC Financial Support & Concessions

    There are a number of concessions and rebates available for older people and people with disability who live in NSW. Some of the concessions are limited to people receiving support from the Australian Government – including disability support pension and age pension. 

  • Aged Care Rights Service TARS

    Aged Care Rights Service (TARS) is a community legal centre that provides advocacy for the residents of Commonwealth funded hostels and nursing homes, self-care retirement villages and recipients of in-home aged care in NSW.

  • 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.

  • Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association

    Senior Citizen’s Centres in NSW are located in most parts of NSW, run by locally based Senior Citizen’s Associations, and can be contacted via a local council or the CPSA.

  • 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: Age Pension and Planning for Your Retirement

    Whether you are an older Australian planning for retirement or continuing to work past age pension age, we have payments and services to help with living costs.

  • 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.

  • Department of Human Services: Older Australians

    Find a range of government support services and payments for older Australians.

  • Department of Human Services: Widow Allowance

    Help for women, born on or before 1 July 1955, with no recent workforce experience who have become widowed, divorced or separated since turning 40.

  • Department of Veteran Affairs

    Our mission is to support those who serve or have served in defence of our nation and commemorate their service and sacrifice.

  • 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 […]

  • Family Court of Australia

    The Family Court of Australia, through its specialist judges and staff, assists Australians to resolve their most complex legal family disputes. 

  • 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.

  • M.E.R.I.T (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment Program)

    MERIT is a program available in most Local Courts in New South Wales that provides the opportunity for adult defendants with substance abuse problems to work, on a voluntary basis, towards rehabilitation as part of the bail process.

  • 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 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.

  • NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

    We offer a free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW. We place the safety of the older person first. Our service is confidential and callers remain anonymous.  We encourage individuals, concerned friends, family members, neighbours and support workers to call 1800 628 221 if they suspect […]

  • 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 Roads and Maritime Services: Older Drivers

    The older driver licensing system is designed to balance the safety of road users and the general community, with the continuing independence and mobility of older drivers. What you need to do depends on how old you are.  Find out more information from the Roads and Maritime Services.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Power of Attorney

    A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you appoint the person or trustee organisation of your choice to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive.

  • Seniors Card

    Seniors Card is a free discount card scheme organised by the NSW government, giving access to a range of concessions & discounts on products & services.            

  • 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.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Links, .
  • AFAO: Better to Know

    It’s better to know! It takes 30 seconds to let someone know they’re at risk of STI.  What are STIs? STIs are infections that are transmitted through close body contact, mostly sexual. STIs can be caused by viruses (HIV, herpes, genital warts), bacteria (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis), funguses (thrush), or parasites (crabs, scabies).

  • AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)

    We promote the health and wellbeing of the LGBTI community and people with HIV. We also provide information and support for people at risk of or affected by HIV, including sex workers, people who use drugs and the family and/or carers of people with HIV. We run HIV prevention programs for the groups most at […]

  • Ask Nurse Nettie

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

  • 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.

  • Enter the Party

    Hepatitis C can be caught or spread between people through blood to blood contact. Without treatment, about three quarters of people infected with hepatitis C develop chronic (long-lasting) infection, which can eventually develop into liver failure or cancer of the liver. However, there is treatment that can cure hepatitis C in 70-80% of cases and […]

  • Gender Centre

    The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices. We offer a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, family members and friends in New South Wales.

  • 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.

  • HIV and Ageing

    People with HIV are living longer than ever before. Some experts claim that someone diagnosed with HIV today, who has access to treatments and care, can expect to live a relatively normal lifespan. Increasingly, HIV is now considered to be a chronic manageable health condition, rather than a terminal illness. Find out more at ACON.

  • Let Them Know

    This website has been developed by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre to help people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Syphilis and Trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk. It also provides local service information for NSW health residents, this is supported by NSW STI Programs Unit. Ensuring partners are […]

  • National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities. The Alliance is concerned about practical health issues which affect LGBTI people […]

  • 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 Sexual Health Clinics

    For sexual health information and advice, or to find your closest appropriate sexual health service, call the NSW Sexual Health Information Line on 1800 451 624.

  • 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, […]

  • Play Safe

    The Play Safe website developed by NSW Health provides comprehensive information on Sexual Health, STI’s and Safe Sex.

  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP

    You can be assessed for PEP at sexual health clinics, doctors (including some general practitioners) who specialise in HIV/AIDS, and hospital accident and emergency departments (which are open 24 hours). If possible, seek assistance from a doctor who specialises in HIV or sexual health clinic first. If you would like further information about PEP or […]

  • Sexual Health Infolink

    Mon – Fri 9am-5.30pm Free and confidential sexual health support and information. Sexual health nurses, doctors and counsellors will answer your questions on sexual health and sexually transmissible infections. They can also provide referrals to services close to you.

  • Sexual Health Plus

    The Sexual Health Plus section of the NSW Health website provides a portal with links to NSW Health strategies, reports, services, policy directives and guidelines; as well as national research, policies and agencies relating to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs). Sexual Health Info Line 1800 451 624

Support Services

Support 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

  • 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.

  • Angel Flight

    Angel Flight is a charity that coordinates non-emergency flights to help country people trying to deal with the triple trouble of bad health, poor finances and daunting distance. All flights are free and may involve patients travelling to medical facilities anywhere in Australia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • COTA for Older Australians

    COTA for Older Australians is the peak national organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians.

  • 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.

  • Department of Veteran Affairs

    Our mission is to support those who serve or have served in defence of our nation and commemorate their service and sacrifice.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • EnableNSW

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

  • 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 Relationship Centres

    Family Relationship Centres are a source of information and confidential assistance for families at all stages in their lives. Centres have a focus on providing family dispute resolution (mediation) to enable separating families achieve workable parenting arrangements outside the Court system. Whether you are going through separation, starting a relationship, want to make your relationship […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Independent Living Centre NSW

    Our purpose is to provide impartial advice, information and leadership on assistive technology that builds possibilities for choice.

  • Lifeline

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

  • 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 […]

  • Locate your Home Modification and Maintenance Service

    Home modifications are changes made to the home environment to help people to be more independent and safe in their own home and reduce any risk of injury to their carers and careworkers. Modifications to the home include changes to the structure of the dwelling e.g. widening doors, adding ramps, providing better accessibility etc. and […]

  • 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 Aged Care: Older People with Disabilities

    Many older people like to live in their own home, but if you’re living with a disability this can be hard without outside help. There are services that offer care and support so you can remain living independently at home. These services can be provided either in your own home or at a community centre.

  • My Hospitals

    My Hospitals: presents information on hospitals throughout Australia.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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, […]

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • University of the Third Age

    The University of the Third Age (Sydney U3A) offers hundreds of intellectually stimulating courses.  U3A courses are a wonderful way to acquire new knowledge and skills in an informal, friendly atmosphere. There are no prerequisites, and no exams.

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