A web-based clearinghouse of information, yarns and resources related to Aboriginal health.
Beyond Blue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
BreastScreen NSW is a free breast cancer screening program available to women aged 40 years and over. For an appointment at a local screening centre contact: 13 20 50 www.bsnsw.org.au
37 John Street Camden NSW 2570 & 19 Queen Street Narellan NSW 2567
Contact: (02) 4654 7777 www.camden.nsw.gov.au
Civic Centre, Cnr. Queen & Broughton Streets NSW 2560
Contact: (02) 4645 4000 www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au
Provides an online and telephone service for all carers who want to find the right advice, services or supports.
www.carergateway.gov.au Contact: 1800 422 737
The Child Protection Helpline is open 24 hours/ 7 days per week for anyone wishing to make a report about a child or young person at risk of significant harm.
www.facs.nsw.gov.au Helpline 132 111
Bankstown Civic Tower, 66-72 Rickard Rd (cnr Jacob St) Bankstown NSW 2200
Contact: (02) 9707 9999 www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au
Information and resources for community members to consider how they can make a difference in preventing suicide in their local areas.
Australian government portal for access to information and contacts in Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support and other government services.
The Domestic Violence Line is a free-call, statewide, 24hour, 7 days a week telephone crisis counselling and referral service. The Domestic Violence Line can also organise interpreters. Any calls to the DV Line are confidential.
Contact: 1800 656 463 (TTY 1800 671 442) www.community.nsw.gov.au
86 Avoca Rd, Wakely NSW 2176
Contact: (02) 9725 0222 www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au
Translated fact sheets developed by the Australian Government - Dept. of Social Services with information on Australia's laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriages available in 22 community languages.
Provides free and confidential services with interpreter support to women living in South Western Sydney. Services provided are: free health clinic, acupuncture/acupressure services,legal services, counselling and referral, groups and classes.
Karitane works with children and their parents from birth to 5 years of age. They provide parenting support and advice, antenatal support and education, services to alleviate parental depression and anxiety, managing toddler behaviour and other issues related to caring for young children.
Is a series of resources aimed to support population health approaches and prevention activities that will assist in reducing the loss of life through suicide in Australia.
Administration Centre, Level 2 - 33 Moore Street, Liverpool NSW 2170
Contact: 1300 36 2170 www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au
Useful resources from NSW Health for people who want to find tips and tools for getting healthy and how to access local programs that can assist healthy lifestyle choices.
Provides instructor training, resources and research on mental health literacy. The courses are suitable for community, workers, teachers, parents etc. and are provided across Australia and Internationally.
To find an instructor or course in your area go to: www.mhfa.com.au
MindBodyLife is a health awareness and weight management program for people living with a mental illness. Healthy eating plans, suggestions for exercise and free resources available online.
Useful information on technology applications suitable for improving mental wellbeing.
Provides information, resources and links to services for HIV and Hepatitis related issues in the multicultural community. www.mhahs.org.au
Multicultural NSW Settlement Portal provides information about settlement to help all migrants living in NSW. www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au
The Muslim Women Association (MWA) supports and advocates on behalf of all women and Muslim women in particular in areas of community development, settlement support, homelessness and domestic violence and family violence, health and wellbeing.
Contact: (02) 9750 6916 www.mwa.org.au
Australian Government portal for finding & applying for services that support older persons (65 years and over) to live independently in their home or to move to a residential care home.
Contact: 1800 200 422 www.myagedcare.gov.au
Australian Government portal to information and access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme for people (under 65 years) living with a disability.
Contact: 1800 800 110 www.ndis.gov.au
Web-based clearinghouse containing information & resources for families and workers related to children and family health.
The State Coroner ensures that all deaths, suspected deaths, fires and explosions are properly investigated. If necessary, an inquest into the death is held. Coroners can also recommend measures to prevent future deaths.
Oral Health Services (Dental) provides access to general dental care to the eligible residents of South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD). SWSLHD covers the local government areas (LGAs) of Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly.
For more information or to make an appointment contact: (02) 9293 3333
Tahmoor & Bowral areas contact: 1300 559 393 www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/oralhealth
The NSW Refugee Health Service aims to protect and promote the health of refugees and people of refugee-like backgrounds living in NSW. Free health clinics are available in SWS Sydney & other areas of the Sydney region.
Provides veterinary care, boarding, pet adoptions, animal cruelty complaints and services for pets of older people (POOPs), people that are homeless (Safe Beds for Pets & Living Ruff).
www.rspcansw.org.au Contact: (02) 9770 7555
Animal Cruelty Complaints: 1300 278 3589
POOPs, Living Ruff & Safe Beds for Pets: (02) 9782 4408
Public Health Clinics that offer free testing and treatment for sexually transmissable infections, sexual health counselling, hepatitis B vaccinations, HIV testing and counselling, Men's and Women's sexual health check-ups, advice on contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling, Hepatitis C treatment and management, free condoms and lubricants. No Medicare card required to access services.
Contact Community Health for appointments (02) 9827 8022 www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/CommunityHealth/sexualHealth.html
The Black Dog Institute is an educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders (depression and bi-polar disorder).
The Butterfly Foundation is a national not for profit community organisation established to support those who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image.
The trauma and Grief Network (TGN) connects families, members of the community and professionals to resources focused on the care of children and adolescents affected by the impact of trauma, loss and grief.
The WayAhead Mental Health Information Service Telephone Support & Information offers referrals, advice and information to anyone requiring support for a person with mental health issues or concerns.
1300 794 991 Mon-Friday 9am-5pm
Civic Centre, Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale NSW 2577
Contact: (02) 4868 0888 www.wsc.nsw.gov.au
Frank McKay Building, 62-64 Menangle Street, Picton NSW 2571
Contact: (02) 4677 1100 www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au
Provides free, safe and confidential services for young people aged 12-24 years living in the South Western Sydney region. Services provided include: counselling, Drop-in medical clinics, sexual health testing, information and referral on a range of issues such as relationships, family, school, sexuality, identity, drug use etc. support groups and health promotion programs. No medicare care required.
Contact: Traxside Youth Health Service - Campbelltown & Bowral 4625 2525
Contact: FLYHT (Fairfield Liverpool Youth Health Team) - Carramar 8717 1717
Contact: Corner Youth Health Service - Bankstown 9796 8633