- General Health Information
- Health and Wellbeing
- Life Stages
- Medical Problems
- Mental Health
- For families and friends of people with mental illness
- Youth mental health
- Online mental health treatment programs
- Online self assessment
- Online gateways – find your own service
- Lifestyle and Stress Management
- Depression, Anxiety and Other Conditions
- Single incident (PTSD) and complex trauma
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Eating Disorders
- Gender, Identity and Sexual Health
‘Don’t fall for it’ – a guide to preventing falls for older people
This is an excellent and thorough resource
‘Percept’ non-invasive pre-natal screening test (NIPT) – VCGA
Testing for chromosomal abnormalities from 10wks of pregnancy
‘Prepair’ prenatal screening – VCGA
Screening for fragile X, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and cystic fibrosis
A delightful website explaining the world of ADHD to the rest of us dummies
Age Well Solutions – Sara Cook
Aged care planning, support to stay at home, alternative accommodation, crisis management and permanent and respite service. Case management and advocacy.
Aged Care and Elder Advice – Margaret Harrison
Comprehensive independent aged care advice to help you find and understand aged care. ACEA is also an incorporated legal practice.
Amaze is an autism advocacy, information and support organisation and their website is excellent
Australasian Menopause Society Website
Menopause information and resources.
Australian Breastfeeding Association website
Access information, services, the breastfeeding helpline and the Mum2Mum App
Autism Awareness Australia
An excellent summary of Medicare support available during the diagnosis and management phases
Can nutrition support healthy cognitive ageing and reduce dementia risk? – Food For Thought 2020 series – BMJ
A detailed scientific paper by the British Medical Journal in collaboration with the Swiss Re Institute in Zurich
This website offers links to very useful and practical information and services such as how to negotiate the NDIS, services in your area and links to peer support services and more
Commonwealth funded hearing aides
Checking eligibility and locations for government funded hearing aids
Council on the ageing (COTA) Victoria
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged 50+ in Victoria. They have a telephone based Aged Care Navigators’ service which assists in navigating the complexities of the aged care sector. They also run the ‘Living longer, living stronger’ program, discussion, cycling and walking groups – check under ‘programs’.
COVID-19 decision support guide for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
Dementia Australia website
For ‘The Dementia Guide’, videos, information sheets, news and events
Depression and ageing by Better Health
Hearing loss and hearing aides – Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
How to ADHD
A great series of you tube videos for ADHDers out there by a fellow ADHD brain. It is what is says it is, an ADHD ‘how to’ tool box.
Jean Hailes – Menopause information
Jean Hailes’ website is the national digital gateway for women’s health and wellbeing. This is an excellent website with high quality information
This easy to navigate website is a top notch mental health and well-being resource for kids, teens, young adults and their parents
Live Longer Better
Muir Gray is one of the founders of The Cochrane Collaboration and is a giant in the field of evidence based medicine. Here, he and the team at The Optimal Ageing Program in Oxford, condense a modern understanding of ageing research into 4 pillars of healthy ageing. For those interested in further reading, see their library; https://optimalageingprogramme.weebly.com
Living Longer Living Stronger
Strength training with our Living Longer Living Stronger™ program for older people can help you to stay active and independent as you age. Collingwood Leisure Centre and Ivanhoe Aquatic are providers
Love is respect
This gem of a website is essential for young people (and old) learning about healthy intimate relationships
Mable is a disabilities and aged care support worker matching service and communication platform.
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) By Dementia Australia
MUMentum Pregnancy & Postnatal Course
Learn practical strategies for managing anxiety and low mood during pregnancy and postpartum with our clinically-proven online courses for mums
A brilliant website by the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) in partnership with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA). It contains links to great self help resources like ‘What were we thinking!’ and ‘Baby Steps’ which are excellent online resources for new mums and dads which help to identify and resolve concerns and difficulties regarding parenting new babies. They also have self assessment tools and inks to Apps like MindMum and MumMoodBooster.
Nisha Brown PhD @ Offspring Child Health Specialists in Hawthorn
Affectionately known among the GPs at CHMG as ‘the baby whisperer’, Nisha helps babies and their families with a wide variety of issues relating to early infant development (e.g. movement, social engagement, behavioural cues, self-regulation, settling and sleep, and coping with everyday activities with sensitive babies
Osteoarthritis information sheet – Arthritis Australia
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia
PANDA supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood
Personal Alert Victoria
Personal Alert Victoria (PAV) is a personal monitoring service that supports older people and people with disabilities to live independently. The program responds to calls for assistance 24 hours a day.
Government funded for those with home care packages, NDIS, Dept of Veterans Affairs
Pregnancy birth baby
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is funded by the Australian Government and operated by Healthdirect Australia. Access information and services or contact a maternal child health nurse from this innovative website.
RMH disability liaison officer
DLO’s can be extremely helpful in interacting with the hospital system. The RMH DLO gets rave reviews.
In the words of Soundfair; ‘Hearing conditions are invisible, but the social and emotional impacts are not. Let’s talk about this and make the invisible, visible.’ Soundfair are a community based advocacy group who also provide services to unemployed and low income Victorians with hearing impairment.
Established in 2015, Specialisterne Australia assists businesses in recruiting and supporting people on the autism spectrum. Specialisterne translates from Danish as “The Specialists”, and is the name of the original Danish company and concept developed by Thorkil Sonne in 2004 after his young son was diagnosed with autism.
The (US) National institute on ageing
This is an excellent and comprehensive website
The Circle of Security International
COS provides deep insights into the emotional needs of infants, children, adolescents and their parents. For a lovely introduction click on ‘Circle of security animation’ under ‘English’.
COS is founded on attachment theory and has been validated in numerous trials all over the world
The DXC Dandelion program
Supported employment for those on the autism spectrum and other non neuro-typical people
The National Disability Gateway
It is what it says it is and it’s well laid out and comprehensive
The Royal Women’s Hospital – unplanned pregnancy
The TeenSTRONG Course
Help your teenager learn practical strategies for managing worry and low mood with this self-paced online course for teens and their parents by ‘This Way Up’