Health Services in Melbourne and Victoria Australia

Health Resources and Information Victoria

  • Asbestos Diseases Society of Victoria – Free confidential information, support and advocacy for people affected by asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.
  • Australian Drug Information Network links to an extensive range of information about alcohol and other drugs.
  • Brainlink assists children and adults affected by brain disorders to live as independently as possible in the community through the provision of information and support services
  • Cairnmillar Institute – centre for psychological and trauma counselling. The institute is also a centre for psychological training and research.
  • CanTeen the Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
  • Child Health & Safety Resource Centre The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne offers a resource centre for Child Health and Safety (CHAS) open to the public. The Centre retails books for parents, medical texts and home safety products.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) is the only health and research support services organisation providing comprehensive services Victoria-wide to over 700 children, young people, adults and families living with CF to: promote awareness, carrier screening & early detection; provide support services and programs; provide education, advocate and lobby on behalf of individuals and the CF community; and support both medical and social research allowing for improved treatment, care and understanding of CF.
  • Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria
  • Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation – Aims to inform the public about awareness, early detection and prevention of melanoma.
  • The Fight Cancer Foundation is a registered national not for profit organisation, established in 1998 as the Bone Marrow Donor Institute. – We are dedicated to the care, treatment and support of cancer patients and their families, providing educational support programs for children living with cancer, support families through our accommodation houses based in Melbourne and Hobart, fund medical research, prevention and early detection tests for leukaemia and other forms of cancer.
  • Fitzgerald Foundation – newly established Australian charity to support young brain cancer sufferers.
  • Laughter Clubs Victoria – Aims to relieve stress and strengthen the immune system. Sessions throughout Melbourne and Victoria.
  • Maternity Coalition acts as an umbrella organisation to bring together support groups and individuals for effective lobbying, information sharing, networking and support in maternity services. MC supports consumer and midwife participation at all levels of health policy planning, decision-making and service delivery.
  • National Stroke Foundation
  • Very Special Kids Children’s Hospice: Supporting families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses.
  • Women’s Health Victoria is an independent Victorian state-wide women’s health promotion organisation run by women for women through a feminist perspective and a social model of health.
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