Please click on the sections below to see discover a range of useful links
Better Health Channel
Useful patient information and A-Z factsheets.
A very comprehensive site of useful resources and animated clips.
NPS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to support the best use of medicines to improve health and well-being.
Cancer Council Vic
Cancer Council Australia
Cancer Australian (Government)
Includes information from the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC), and information on lung and gynaecological cancers. Links to Australian cancer support organisations and websites.
Links to Breast, Cervical and Bowel cancer screening programs.
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is a world leader in cancer treatment, research and education. Excellent cancer information and links to other reliable cancer information websites.
Bowel Cancer Australia
The Heart Foundation provides guidelines for health professionals and informs the public and assists people with cardiovascular disease.
National Cholesterol Education Program Australia
This website includes information for patients including the ‘Heart-to-Heart’ booklet.
The Stroke Foundation
Useful guidelines; good overview on prevention, treatment and educational activities
This website is an evidence-based resource for complementary medicines. It includes an excellent drug interaction guide.
The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
AIMA is an independent not for profit organisation of individual medical practitioners seeking to provide whole person medical care by integrating evidence-based complementary medicine into mainstream practice.
Therapeutic Goods Administration
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods.
Quit smoking resources.
Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
Resources for those struggling with alcohol use. Links to AA meetings.
Australian Government website with quit smoking resources
The Australian Thyroid Foundation
The Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) is a member-based organisation, with membership fees and donations used to support and educate members with the most up-to-date, research, treatment and medications.
The Gastroenterological Society of Australia
GESA is Australia’s peak body for the disciplines of gastroenterology and hepatology. This website is an online resource for GESA members, health professionals and consumers needing more information.
Crohn’s and Colitis Australia
IBIS Irritable Bowel Information & Support Association of Australia
Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 257,000 Australians living with dementia.
Council on Ageing (Vic)
The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health.
National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
Immunise Australia Program (Government)
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
Department of Health (Vic)
The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers
This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in immunisation science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.
Endorsed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Medical Association.
Department of Health (Vic)
US Center for Disease Control
Excellent data base of diseases A-Z
NT Health – Centre for Disease Control Publications
Black Dog Institute
Very comprehensive site for public and health professionals on diagnostic tools and fact sheets on depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorder.
Also excellent information on depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for patients and health professionals
Good support for young people on common conditions. Provides telephone counselling.
Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Site contains information about Headspace centres and other mental health issues affecting young people.
Mental Health Fellowship of VIC
Problem Gambling – VIC Health
Epilepsy Action Australia
Motor neurone disease (MND) Australia
Dietitians Association of Australia
Food Standards New Zealand Australia
Australian Divison of World Action on Salt & Health
The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
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Recommended consumption of fruit and vegetables.
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The Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria
Family Planning Victoria: Women
The Australasian Menopause Society
Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
Breast Screen Victoria
National Cervical Screening Program