Health-related support organisations and information resources
Australians are well serviced with a large number of special care and information providers, and support groups.
Support organisations range from small local, community-based self-help groups to large, nation-wide networks that have an impact on decision-making about resource allocation and health service provision for their constituents. In addition to support and fellowship for their members, these organisations may focus on public relations - improving awareness about a particular condition or group of illnesses; fundraising for research; consumer advocacy; referral services; networking services; education of members, the general public and professionals; government liaison; equal opportunity matters; accessibility issues relevant to their members; employment opportunities for members; the provision of accommodation, residential and non-residential care for members, and respite services for carers.
Health-related support organisations can participate in this category free.
This category also features information services provided by educational, public, private and not-for-profit organisations.
a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and
the National Institute of Health
North Hobart, TAS 7000Carers Tasmania is a non-government, not for profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life of the estimated 69,500 Carers living in Tasmania. Carers Tasmania provides counselling, Carer Advisory Service (information and support), and education and training to carers living in Tasmania.
Kellyville, NSW 2155The APF's mission is to provide support to those who have experienced pituitary gland conditions. We promote awareness and disseminate information among the medical community, public, pituitary patients and their families.
Box Hill, VIC 3128The Chinese Health Foundation of Australia disseminates health information relevant to the Chinese community. It has compiled a bilingual health services directory.
Adelaide, SA 5000
Cairns, QLD 4870
Melbourne, VIC 3000StrokeLine - 1800 787 653
The National Stroke Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to reduce the impact of stroke through educating the public, working with governments on prevention and management of stroke.
(Formerly known as People Living with HIV AIDS - SA)
Glandore, SA 5037Positive Life SA provides Health Promotion based activities and programs for people living with HIV throughout SA.
Helpline 03 9670 1117 From rural areas 1300434 233
Flinders Lane, VIC 8009The Stroke Association of Victoria Inc (SAV) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides Peer Support to Stroke Survivors and heir families; information for people affected by stroke, and the general community seeking information on Stroke and Recovery Journey. The association's website contains a range of resources and information about membership, services, peer support and support groups.
Hilton, SA 5033Stroke S.A is working to increase awareness about stroke and to ensure that appropriate services are available for the treatment and rehabilitation of people affected by stroke. The Stroke S.A website lists stroke support groups in South Australia.