Understanding your relative or friend's illness
(Helpful resources and links)
Australian Liver Foundation
The Australian Liver Foundation has information on liver diseases
Better Health Channel
Search through Conditions & Treatments on the Better Health website for more information on illnesses
Cancer Council Victoria
Information on cancer, cancer types, advanced cancers, cancer treatments and side effects
Alternatively, you can call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20
To speak to Cancer Council Victoria in another language call 13 14 50
Cancer Council Victoria also has resources and phone support in other languages
Dementia Australia (Formerly Alzheimers Australia)
Dementia Australia has information on understanding dementia and how it’s treated.
You can call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
Dementia Care Australia
Dementia Care Australia has information on the different types of dementia
Your GP can give you information about your medical condition.
Heart Foundation Australia
The Heart Foundation Australia has information on heart disease and heart failure
The Heart Foundation Australia also has resources in other languages.
Lung Foundation Australia
Lung Foundation Australia has leaflets explaining lung conditions and a toll-free patient information and support centre with a lung care nurse.
Kidney Health Australia
Kidney Health Australia has more information on kidney disease
You can call the Kidney Health Information Service on 1800 454 363
Motor Neurone Disease Association of Australia
Motor Neurone Disease Association of Australia has information on Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
You can call MND Australia on the national freecall number 1800 777 175.
Information on stroke:
All about stroke – factsheet
Palliative Care after a stroke – factsheet
Last Modified: Monday, 10 August 2020