Health and wellbeing
Better Health ChannelA Victorian Government website that provides free health and medical information available by topic or A-Z search, fact sheets, personal stories, medical dictionary, medicines guide, recipes, food facts and links to other resources, services and support groups.
Postal Address:GPO Box 4057, Melbourne Victoria 3001
Phone (B/H): 1800 126 637
Fax: 9096 9190
Child and Youth HealthA children, youth and women's health service offering practical health information for parents carers and young children. Offers a wealth of information on caring for children and has specific sections for children aged 6 to 12, 12 to 17 and 18 to 25 year olds.
Postal Address:295 South Terrace, Adelaide South Australia 5000
Phone (B/H): 8303 1500
Fax: 8303 1656
KidsHealthThis website from America provides a section for parents, kids and teens and receives more than 700,000 visits on a typical weekday! The site will provide you with information about health, behaviour and development from pregnancy to the teenage years, including what you should expect as your child grows and how to understand and deal with your child's changing body and mind from infancy through the teenage years.
Kids Safe AustraliaKidsafe is the leading not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with childhood accidents in children under the age of 15 years. Injuries are the leading cause of death in Australian children aged one to fourteen, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in this age group. Since the establishment of Kidsafe, the number of child deaths and hospitalisations has halved.
Postal Address:Kids Safe Victoria, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood
Phone (B/H): 9251 7725
Fax: 9244 6858
LIVESTRONG.COMA web resource that combines the best in health, fitness and lifestyle content. Watch videos, read articles, join groups or get general information on a range of topics such as: get healthy, diet and nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, and staying young.
Nillumbik Community Health ServiceOffering a wide range of health and welfare services to people within the Shire of Nillumbik.
Phone (B/H): 9430 9100
Fax: 9431 0339
NURSE-ON-CALLNURSE-ON-CALL is a phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NURSE-ON-CALL puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice when: you or someone you're caring for is feeling unwell; you are not sure if you should seek medical help; you're away from home or situated a long way from medical help; or you simply want advice or information about health services in your area. NURSE-ON-CALL also provides 24-hour support and counselling to anyone either directly or indirectly affected by the Victorian bushfires.
Phone (B/H): 1300 60 60 24
Nutrition AustraliaNutritional information for age groups (children, teenagers, adults) including dietary guidelines, fact sheets, publications, recipes and links to many other resources and organisations.
Postal Address:Victoria Division, The Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Phone (B/H): 9650 5165 (10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)
Fax: 9650 4873
Oz ChildAims to enhance the opportunities and wellbeing of children and young people, especially those who are disadvantaged or at risk.
Phone (B/H): 9695 2200
QuitlineQuitline is a telephone information and advice or counselling service for people who want to quit smoking. The Quitline is a confidential service and you can call from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.
Phone (B/H): 13 78 48
Quit VictoriaQuit Victoria is dedicated to eliminating the pain, illness and suffering caused by tobacco and is a joint initiative of The Cancer Council Victoria, The Department of Health, The National Heart Foundation, and VicHealth.
Postal Address:PO Box 888, Carlton
Phone (B/H): 9663 7777
The Parents JuryThe Parents Jury is an online network of parents, grandparents and guardians who are interested in improving the food and physical activity environments of Australian children. They provide a forum for parents to voice their views and to collectively advocate for positive change around children's food and physical activity issues, particularly in relation to healthy schools, food marketing to kids, physical activity, healthy supermarket checkouts and healthy eating for kids. You will find advice on healthy school lunches and an interactive game to 'pack the lunchbox' (suitable for children to play).
Women's Health VictoriaWomen’s Health Victoria is a statewide women’s health promotion, information and advocacy organisation. They work with health professionals and policy makers to influence and inform health policy and service delivery for women.
Postal Address:Level 8, 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Phone (B/H): 9662 3755
5 Fun Ways to Kids Health and FitnessThe 5 fun ways to Health and Fitness is a set of guidelines that presents a holistic and fun approach to balance nutrition and physical activity to achieve health and fitness.