Information for patients, parents and carers
General information about the emergency department
Resources developed by NSW Health to inform patients about the processes and people in the Emergency Department.
A resource listing tests, treatments, and procedures clinicians and consumers should question. Specific Medical College recommendations:
myCompass is an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for all Australians. myCompass is a guide to good mental health-it poings you in the right direction. You can track your moods, write about them and view information and tips. You can also choose to do one of the modules designed to help you manage mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression.
The 1800 011 511 Mental Health Line has been established to ensure that people with a mental health problem, their families and carers can access the care they need whenever and wherever they need it.
It is not an emergency service so people in a life threatening situation must still call 000 to receive immediate help.
It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will provide a telephone triage assessment and referral service staffed by mental health clinicians. It will also be used to provide advice about clinical symptoms, the urgency of the need for care and local treatment options for service providers, such as general practitioners, police and ambulance officers.
- Mindhealthconnect - mental health portal
A great resource for consumers and health care professionals to provide assistance on interventions for mental health problems.
Drug and alcohol educational resources
Mental Health and related Issues
- produced by Headspace (National Youth Mental Health Foundation)
- produced by SANE
- produced by Mental Health Association of NSW
- produced by Centre for Clinical Interventions
The National Cannabit Prevention and Information Centre has developed this app to help people cut down their cannabis use or quit altogether.
Brochure for people who have experienced delirium and for their family and carers.
Patient resources developed by the Heart Foundation for patients with coronary heart disease
A resource for radiology consumers
The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) works with states and territories, clinicians and the community sector to deliver the Australian Government’s national reform programme to improve organ and tissue donation and transplantation outcomes in Australia.
This enables people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after their death. The Australian Organ Donor Register is not for the purpose of recording decisions about donating organ and tissue for scientific research purposes or for the manufacture of biological medical products.
MotherSafe provides a comprehensive counselling service for women and their healthcare providers concerned about exposures, including to medications, infection, radiation and drugs, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
CPR Training for Parents
Paediatrician, mum and The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH) kids health blogger.
A web resource for families and clinicians.
Information for patients, parents and carers for non-English speaking communities
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