Arthiritis NSW: http://arthritisnsw.org.au
Phone: 1800 011 041
Arthiritis NSW is a non-government health charity that seeks to improve the quality of life of those affected by arthiritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, providing information and support to those who have been newly diagnosed and for those who have lived with their condition for some time. The website contains fact sheets, research, and information on the servcies Arthiritis NSW offers.
Australian Diabetes Council: http://www.australiandiabetescouncil.com/
Phone: 1300 342 238
The Australian Diabetes Council is Australia’s largest charity organisation for people with diabetes; non-political and 60 per cent self-funded, the Council offers programs and services that make a world of difference to people living with diabetes. The website contains extensive diabetes information and details about upcoming events and programs.
Cancer Council NSW: http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/
Phone: 13 11 20
Cancer Council NSW is a community funded, community focused cancer charity with the broadest reach of any cancer organisation in NSW that develops prevention strategies, conducts research into new treatments and cures, and provides clinical and emotional support to those affected by cancer. The website contains a comprehensive cancer information section and a comprehensive support section that links to a variety of formal and informal support services.
Deaf Society of NSW: http://www.deafsocietynsw.org.au/
Phone: (02) 8833 3600 (Head Office, Parramatta - a complete Deaf Society of NSW office listing can be found by clicking HERE)
The Deaf Society of NSW is the leading provider of specialist services for deaf people and their families in NSW, dedicated to educating and supporting members of the deaf community to enable them access to relevant services and to educating the wider community on the needs of deaf people. The Society also provides services to those who may have additional needs due to vision impairment, cerebral palsy or developmental delay. The website contains extensive information and service resources.
Department of Health and Ageing bladder and bowel information: http://www.bladderbowel.gov.au
Phone: 1800 330 066 (The National Continence Helpline)
This website contains information about bladder and bowel problems, and about the Continence Aid Payment Scheme that assists eligible people meet some of the costs of continence products.
Department of Health and Ageing dementia information: http://www.health.gov.au/dementia
Phone: 1800 100 500
Part of the Department of Health and Ageing’s website, this page provides information about recognising dementia and provides links to dementia services and support providers.
Immunise Australia Program: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au
Phone: 1800 671 811
The Immunise Australia Program aims to promote public health by increasing national immunisation rates through funding free vaccine programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and through communicating information about immunisation. The website contains information about the free vaccination program for people over 65 and Indigenous people over 50.
Lifeline Australia: http://www.lifeline.org.au/
Phone: 13 11 14
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services through Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis support service (above). Lifeline also provides national services and campaigns that promote emotional wellbeing, encourage help seeking, and address suicide prevention and awareness. The website contains information on all of this, as well as an Online Crisis Chat.
Macular Degeneration Foundation: http://www.mdfoundation.com.au
Phone: 1800 111 709
The MDF is a patient-driven organisation, liaising with key stakeholders at all levels to meet the needs of the Australian Macular Degeneration community. Their programs are directed towards education, awareness, early detection and treament, support services, and representation.
National Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.nbcf.org.au/
Phone: 1300 708 763
The NBCF was established in 1994 to promote and support breast cancer research in all its forms. The ultimate aim of the Foundation is to provide better health outcomes for women, with NBCF-funded research covering every aspect, including bio-medical, clinical, psycho-social, epidemiological, behavioural, and health services delivery research. The website contains resources, as well as information on how to get involved in NBCF activities.
National Heart Foundation: http://www.heartfoundation.org.au
Phone: 1300 362 787
NSW Office: (02) 9219 2444
The National Heart Foundation is a federated charity dedicated to reducing the impact of cardiovascular disease in Australia. For over 50 years, the Foundation has funded world-class research, supported health professionals, developed health promotion activities, informed and educated the public, and assisted people with cardiovascular disease. You can find more information about any of these on the Foundation’s website.
National Prescribing Service: http://www.nps.org.au/
Phone: (02) 8217 8700
Medicine enquiries: 1300 633 424
NPS is a member-based organisation providing information and services to health professionals and the community on the quality use of medicines.
National Public Toilet Map: http://www.toiletmap.gov.au
Phone: 1800 990 646
Part of the National Continence Management Strategy, this website maps more than 14,000 public toilets in Australia. You can browse by map, by postcode, or use the trip planner to locate toilet stops for a planned journey.
Program of Appliances for Disabled People (PADP): http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/initiatives/disabilityequipment/index.asp
Phone: 1800 362 253
Funded by the NSW Department of Health, this program provides equipment and aids to people with disabilities. Equipment is offered based on need and financial situation. PADP can provide a wide variety of items such as walking frames, surgical shoes, continence pads, special sleeping equipment, and oxygen cylinders (but not the oxygen). There may be a waiting list for larger items like hoists or wheelchairs. Click HERE to view a listing of contact information for the PADP centres throughout the state.
SHHH Australia Inc. (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People): http://www.shhhaust.org
Phone and TTY: (02) 9144 7586
SHHH Australia Inc. is a voluntary organisation giving services and support to hearing imparied people throughout the country whose primary method of communication is verbal, assisting each hearing impaired person to make informed decisions about their own best alternatives for their hearing management. For a listing of SHHH information centres and support groups, click HERE.
Stroke Recovery Association NSW: http://www.strokensw.org.au/
Phone: 1300 650 594 or (02) 9807 6422
The Stroke Recovery Association of NSW aims to maximise the recovery of individuals who have suffered a stroke and lessen the impact on family, carers and the community. The Association has assisted in establishing over 50 Stroke Recovery Clubs throughout the state; the website contains their locations, as well as extensive information and resources.
Vision Australia: http://www.visionaustralia.org.au
Phone: 1300 847 466
Vision Australia is a non-profitit organisation and the country’s leading provider of blindess and low vision services, distributing the equipment and training that enables people who are blind or have low vision to live their lives to the full. Click HERE for a listing of Vision Australia’s NSW offices.