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.
Cairns Integrated Palliative Care ServiceMore
Inpatient symptom management, respite and end of life care in 12 bed unit Gordonvale Hospital, Gordonvale.
Outpatient and inpatient specialist physician consultation, Cairns Hospital.
Community Palliative Care Service based at Gordonvale Hospital provides in home specialist nursing, medical and social work support. Includes equipment, in home respite, domestic support, 24 hour phone support.
Coronary heart diseaseMore
Indigenous fact sheet on the risk factors and reducing your risk of coronary heart disease.
Produced by: Heart Foundation Australia
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.
Indigenous HeartInfoNet web resource - for people working, studying or interested in the cardiovascular health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aims to provide quality information and resources about how to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Indigenous peoples.
Produced by: HealthInfoNet
Australian Federation of AIDS OrganisationMore
National federation for the HIV community response, providing leadership, coordination and support to Australia's policy, advocacy, and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.
What to do Following a DeathMore
Web page with information and links for after someone has died.
Produced by: Australian Government Department of Human Services
My Aged CareMore
My Aged Care website and phone line is an Australian Government service.
Here you can source information on aged care, whether for yourself, a family member, a friend or someone you're caring for.
The phone line is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm on weekdays and from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays.
Kidney Health Information ServiceMore
Kidney Health Information Service is a not for profit organisation whose focus is to improve kidney health outcomes. This aims to lead to substantial improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases, their families and carers, as well as developing initiatives that reduce the incidence of kidney disease in the Australian community.
Parkinson's Queensland provides access to comprehensive and relevant services, encouraging independence and improved quality life for patients with Parkinson's disease. They provide a library of resources, information for patients and carers and support groups are available.
Huntington’s Disease General ResourcesMore
Downloadable information guides to assist patients, families and carers of Huntington's Disease.
Produced by: Huntington Western Australia
Caregiver’s Handbook for Advanced-Staged Huntington DiseaseMore
The aim of this handbook is to familiarize you with Huntington Disease, so that you can recognize its symptoms and know what to expect as it progresses. Included are some general principles of care and tips that other caregivers have found helpful.
Produced by: Huntington Society of Canada
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) QueenslandMore
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Queensland aim to help reduce the impact of the disease on patients, their families and carers. They achieve this by providing information, education, support and through raising awareness of MND and its impact.
Leukaemia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The foundation provides a range of services including accommodation, counselling and emotional support, practical and financial assistance, and resources and information.
Cancer Council QueenslandMore
Cancer Council Queensland provides the following services for Queenslanders affected by cancer. Contact them directly to check suitability and to arrange referral.
- Volunteer Shuttle Bus between Airport, Roma St Station and accommodation/treatment facilities in Brisbane
- Shuttle bus between Airport, Lodge and treatment facilities in Townsville
- Cancer related information/resources
- Cancer Counseling Service, including Nurse Counselor Service and Living Mindfully Groups
- Peer support including Carer Connect, information about support groups
- ProBono Financial and Legal services
Redkite an Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0-24 years) with cancer, and their families and support networks. Services include information and counselling (phone and email), financial assistance, education and career support and bereavement support.
13HEALTH is a phone line service for all Queenslanders to help take the worry out of health concerns.
It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call. Qualified staff will provide advice on who to talk to and how quickly it should be done.