Dr Alice Lam, GP & Health Writer
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This is a list of Australian websites which I have personally found useful over the years.
ASCIA (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy)
Includes info about asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis (including hay fever) and food allergies
Includes info about osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, management of pain and lifestyle advice
Experts say that from the 1950s to the 1970s, Australia had the highest per capita rate of
asbestos use in the world. In-depth information including causes, symptoms and treatment.
Includes info about triggers, medications, and a useful FAQs section
Information about mental illness in people from all walks of life, suicide prevention, support for people with mental illness and their carers, and links to online forums
Better Health Channel
Includes info about medical conditions, healthy living and support services
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute website is full of mental health resources including fact sheets and digital tools and apps.
Everything from prevention, screening and treatment to support
Includes advice on self-care, discount counselling services, and other support services
Family violence crisis response and support during coronavirus
A wide range of resources for Victorians who are either experiencing, or are at risk of, domestic violence
The new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia, for people with dementia, their families and carers
Includes education about the different types of diabetes, research and news
This is a great collection of practical tips produced by a collaboration between various mental health bodies, to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during
Head To Health
Your inclusive, one-stop-shop for myriad digital mental health services - “apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources”
Includes information on healthy living for your heart, through to life with heart disease or following a heart attack
Includes a wealth of information on health conditions affecting women, from Jean Hailes for Women's Health
Kidney Health Australia
Includes information about kidney health, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease and online forum
A crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
This is a FREE phone and online counselling service for men with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, anger and relationship problems.
Alcohol and Other Drugs hotline: 1800 250 015
Counselling, support and treatment
National Debt Helpline 1800 007 007
Free Financial counselling support:
Monday - Friday 09:30am – 4:30pm
Advice on prevention (including calcium, vitamin D and exercise) and treatment
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Easy-to-read, high quality leaflets on multiple kids' health conditions from The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Useful leaflets ranging from periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding through to contraception and menopause from The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
Worksafe: Crystalline silica health assessments
Who needs testing and what is involved
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