Health Information, Resources and Websites
You’re best positioned to make informed choices when armed with the latest health information.
We’ve taken the time to collate a list of verified health information resources and medical websites. Take a look, bookmark for easy reference and let us know if we can help find any other health-related material.
- Nutrition Australia
Comprehensive resources to help with nutrition and healthy eating, including recipes and fact sheets.
Dietary guidelines and advice on eating for health and wellbeing.
- Smart eating for you
Nutrition information and recipes from the Dietitians Association of Australia.
- Food Standards Aust/NZ
Practical information on food safety, labelling, additives and genetically modified foods.
- A healthy and active Australia
Government initiative presenting physical activity recommendations, guidelines and more.
- Better Health Channel
Facts on physical activity, including benefits of exercise and tips for starting a new exercise program.
- Ready Steady Go Kids
Physio-designed exercise programs for kids 18 months to six years old.
- Immunise Victoria Program
Learn about immunisations with information regarding children, adults, families and travellers.
- Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre
Addresses common questions surrounding vaccines and includes A – Z immunisation information.
- Travellers’ health
Searchable listing of what vaccines and medicines you need when travelling to all corners of the globe, as well up-to-date travel health notices.
- Smart Traveller
Health information for Australians heading overseas, current regional warnings and a registration service to lodge your itinerary with the Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Cancer Council’s service offering support and help to quit smoking.
- Sports Medicine Australia
Advice on prevention and treatment of sports injuries, including sport-specific fact sheets.
- National Prescribing Service
Offers independent information on medications through a searchable database.
- Better Health Channel
Reliable health and medical information on a huge range of topics.
- NPS MedicineWise
Evidence-based information on common conditions and medicines.
Government initiative providing free health advice – includes an A – Z topic search.
- The Alfred Hospital
The nearest public emergency hospital to Doctors of South Melbourne.
Extensive information on health topics, drugs and supplements in easy to understand language.
- Royal Women’s Hospital
Wide-ranging health information for women and newborns, plus fact sheets on women’s health topics.
- Jean Hailes
A-Z resources and information for women’s better health.
- Cervical cancer and pap tests
FAQ on cervical cancer and preventative pap tests.
- Breast Screen Victoria
Comprehensive information and resource on breast screening and mammograms.
- PapScreen Victoria
Answers all the when, where, who, how questions about pap tests.
Pregnancy and birth
- Having a baby in Victoria
Practical tips for having a baby, from planning to birthing options.
- Food during pregnancy
Recommendations for healthy eating during pregnancy.
- Pregnancy birth and baby
Parental support from pregnancy to pre-school – includes an A – Z listing of pregnancy and baby topics.
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
Breastfeeding support, advice and education.
- Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia
Information and support for women and men to tackle postnatal and antenatal depression.
- Andrology Australia
Wide-ranging men’s health information.
- Foundation 49
Dedicated to improving the health status of men across each decade of life.
- Spanner in the works?
Health initiative by the Australian Men’s Shed Association
- Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Prostate cancer information, support and counselling.
- MensLine Australia
Support for Australian men impacted by relationship issues and family breakdown.
- Healthy Kids Association
Healthy eating information and education for children, parents, schools and teachers.
- The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Searchable A – Z health information for kids and parents.
Support for people aged between 12 and 25 who are suffering from cancer, as well as their families.
- Infant feeding
Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention form the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
- Raising Children Network
Reliable, evidence-based resources to help parents raise children of all ages while looking after themselves.
Education and support for parents of 0 – 5 year olds – sleeping, routine establishment, milestone development and more.
Support services, advice and tips for the early years of parenting, including access to outreach and ‘day stay’ programs for struggling parents.
- Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Access to sexual health information on a range of topics, as well as helpful online services relating to sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- Thorne Harbour Health
Loads of information to support people living with HIV. Formerly the Victorian AIDS council.
- Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria
Programs, training and resources concerning the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s LGBTI community.
- The healthy bear
Health topics and advice for gay men.
Support and information for individuals and families affected by depression and anxiety.
- Black Dog Institute
Promotes better mental health through a range of programs while providing information on mental health disorders.
Brings together mental health resources from around Australia and presents extensive information on causes, symptoms and treatments of many mental health conditions.
An interactive tool that helps you recognise if you’re having issues with anxiety and depression, while teaching skills to manage your emotions.
- SANE Australia
Mental health treatment and support information – with fact sheets and guides on many conditions.
Crisis management and suicide prevention information and 24 hour hotline.
- Butterfly Foundation
Offers education and training, support groups and programs for those impacted by eating disorders.
Children and youth mental health
- Kids Matter
Helping children and families take care of mental health and wellbeing in preschools and primary schools.
- Youth Beyondblue
Youth-specific program offering 12 – 25 year olds an understanding of anxiety and depression factors, as well as support options and an online chatroom.
Quality information and early intervention mental health services focussing on physical and mental health, work and study, as well as drugs and alcohol in the 12 -25 year olds.
Practical online tools and information to help young people and their families cope with poor mental health and prevent suicide.
- Relationships Australia
Providing relationship support services Australia-wide, including access to counselling and family dispute resolution advice.
- Family and Relationships Online
Government funded initiative helping families build better relationships through a broad range of resources.
- Carers Australia (Victoria)
Services and advice for people considering having a family member with disabilities looked after by a carer.
- Diabetes Australia
Information and resources for people affected by diabetes, as well as those at risk.
- Arthritis Australia
Provides support and information for the 3.85 million Australians who have arthritis.
- Allergies (ASCIA)
Allergy and immunology education, support and training for patients and carers.
- Stroke Foundation
Support, treatment and prevention programs for stroke survivors.
- Heart Foundation
Assisting with the prevention and management of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
- Cancer Council Australia
Cancer prevention, information and treatments.
- Gastroenterological Society of Australia
Patient information about gastro-intestinal (gut/bowel) conditions, including helpful fact sheets.
Continence Foundation of Australia
Resources and information for people affected by bladder and bowel conditions.
- Osteoporosis Australia
Patient information about osteoporosis, its prevention and treatment options – includes a searchable listing of bone density testing outlets and fracture centres.
- My Aged Care
Information on accessing aged care support services and resources.
- Genetic Alliance Australia
Support for individuals and families affected by rare genetic conditions, while providing information, counselling and a listing of 80+ support services.
- Alzheimer’s Australia
Loads of resources, help sheets, videos and access to support services for those affected by Alzheimer’s.
- Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service
Individualised support for carers and care recipients.