ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers. (Online Only)
A Guide to Palliative Care in Queensland – bookletMore
This booklet aims to provide information to support and guide people in making decisions about their own or their loved ones care. It is for anyone who wants to know more about palliative care and how it can improve quality of life and help someone prepare for death.
Published by: PalAssist with support from Queensland Health.
This resource is also available in hard copy. Please contact PalAssist by email or phone to order a hard copy.
Palliative Care AustraliaMore
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. Working with consumers, member organisations and the palliative care and broader health workforce, PCA aims to improve the quality of life and death for people with life limiting illnesses, their families and carers.
The online program, Dying To Talk, can help guide you through a discussion with your loved ones about how you would like to be cared for as you approach the end of your life. Palliative Care Australia also produce a number of written information resources.
Access the National Palliative Care Service Directory on the website. Phones are attended Monday -Friday 9.00am -2.00pm AEST.
National Carer Counselling ProgramMore
The National Carer Counselling Program is funded by the Australian Government and provides short term counselling services specifically for carers.
Counselling can assist carers with coping and adjustment skills, grief and loss issues, practical problem-solving techniques, emotional support as well as health and wellbeing skills.
Counselling is delivered Australia wide by qualified counsellors. To make an appointment call during business hours.
Caresearch is an online information service providing access to relevant evidence and quality information about palliative care to:
Patients, Carers and Families
• Information and resources about living with or caring for someone with a serious illness, preparing for the end of life, and how to manage bereavement, grief and loss.
• Information designed to support clinical practice by summarising the state of the evidence and by providing clinicians with access to relevant literature where possible.
• Information on a range of educational options relevant to palliative care.
• Resources to support the work of researchers in palliative care.
Resources are also available that can be printed or downloaded to share with friends and colleagues. Hard copy materials can also be ordered online.
Karuna offers a unique in-home and community based palliative care service to people of all ages from little children to our most senior citizens. Karuna’s Home & Community Palliative Care is a no-fee service accessible throughout Brisbane’s Northern suburbs, Caboolture and Redcliffe.
Suicide Call Back ServiceMore
The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour 7-day-a-week, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide and health professionals supporting people affected by suicide.
On the LineMore
On the Line provides remote support services ranging from telephone helplines to call back services, video counselling, moderated forums and real-time online counselling. These remote modalities are proven to increase uptake and engagement, offering anonymity, immediacy and 24-hour availability.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour a day, 7 days a week phone crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Canossa Private Hospital – Palliative CareMore
Canossa Private Hospital is a modern surgical and medical facility operated by the Canossian Sisters. The hospital is located in Oxley in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane, approximately 20 minutes from the CBD.
The hospital is a not-for-profit organisation and caring for patient’s needs is our first priority. Our approach to health care is reflected in our mission, and patients are cared for compassionately and holistically.
The hospital currently has 67 private inpatient beds each with picturesque views of the surrounding Brisbane Valley.
Specialty services provided include:
Beyond Blue offers a national web chat and phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist patients suffering anxiety and depression.
Online forum and support for young carers. Young carers are children or young people up to 25 years of age, who help care in families where someone has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol or other drug problem.
Understand anticipatory griefMore
Information on Understanding anticipatory grief- grief before death.
Produced by: Health Direct Australia
GriefLink is an information resource for the bereaved and grieving, their carers, friends and colleagues and for health and welfare workers. It provides information on grief, coping with grief, helping with the bereaved, finding support and grief topics.
Produced by: GriefLink
Loss and GriefMore
Online resources providing information on dealing with death, life threatening illness, and other loss and grief information.
produced by ReachOut
Compassionate Friends QueenslandMore
Compassionate Friends is an international self-help support organisation for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents grieving the loss of child. They offer friendship and understanding by reaching out to bereaved parents, to the surviving siblings and other family members to support them in the grief and trauma which follows the death of a child, through a range of support services and resources.
CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer. They provide funding for specialist hospital care, counselling and individual assistance as well as information and peer support programs.
Kids Helpline is free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Solace is a not for profit volunteer organization offering grief support for those grieving over the death of their partner.
Mensline Australia is a national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and reltionship concerns.