Australians are fortunate to have access to a large number of organisations dedicated to support, research and the dissemination of information about specific areas of health. They aim to improve the quality of life for people affected by a particular disorder or a group of disorders and to assist carers and family members. Most of them are member-based, not-for-profit organisations, funded by governments, donations and fundraising activities. They rely heavily on volunteers and pro-bono work by professionals to achieve their aims.
The services offered by these organisations may include support, counselling, fellowship, information, advocacy, education, research grants, telephone help lines, newsletters, public awareness campaigns, social activities and resources for health professionals.
We invite health related foundations, councils, support organisations and community-based support groups to feature their services in this category. We provide free community service advertising for not-for-profit participants. We invite visitors to nominate support organisations and self-help groups for listing.
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Camberwell, VIC 3124Crohn's & Colitis Australia (CCA) is the peak patient body representing people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Helpline: 1800 138 029
Adelaide, SA 5000
Cairns, QLD 4870Centacare Cairns is an NGO providing a range of services including Counselling, Mental Health Resource Service, Day Respite Centre and Migrant Services.
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.
North Hobart, TAS 7002SASS provides 24/7 crisis support, information and counselling services for children and adults (males and females) of all ages, religions, cultures, sexual orientation, ability, and socio-economic groups who have experienced sexual abuse at any time of their lives.
03 9670 1117
Flinders Lane, VIC 8009The Stroke Association of Victoria Inc (SAV) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides Peer Support to Stroke Survivors and their 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.
Perth, WA 6000Support organisation for people with tinnitus in WA.
Abbotsford, VIC 3067Eating Disorders Victoria is the primary source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria.
We connect those whose lives are affected by eating disorders with the people, services and hope they need for recovery.
The Eating Disorders Helpline is 1300 550 236 or visit our website.