‘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

ADHD Alien

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

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

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

Carers Australia

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

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

Kids helpline

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

Mable is a disabilities and aged care support worker matching service and communication platform.

Macular Degeneration – dietary advice
Maternal serum testing – VCGA
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

MumSpace

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.

Soundfair

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.

Specialisterne

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 Royal Women’s Hospital – breast feeding
The Royal Women’s Hospital – pregnancy and birth
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’

The Vision Initiative

The Vision Initiative is a collaboration between government and community bodies which aims to prevent avoidable blindness and reduce the impact of vision loss for communities across Victoria.

Vision Australia – fact sheets on cataracts, macular degeneration and more
What were we thinking?

The Monash University with funding by the federal government created this one stop shop for new parents – highly recommended

YSAS Resources for Young People

Drug and alcohol information from Youth Support and Advocacy Service.

Zero to Three

A rich source of high quality information on infant and early childhood development, health, and learning as well as parenting from leaders in the fields of medicine, mental health, social science research and child development. Navigate from ‘Explore our topics’