In addition to the resources below, you can find many other additional consumer and carer resources - particularly about health literacy for consumers - here.
Head to Health is an online resource developed by the Australian Department of Health to assist Australians to find the right digital health resources for them. For many people with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, online mental health resources can be as effective as face-to-face treatment. The site provides information on mental health websites which have been created by trusted organisations, and provide reliable information and advice on specific mental health topics. You can access the Head to Health website to find out more here.
The Mental Health Coalition of South Australia (MHCSA) website now holds an online directory for mental health services across SA. This live directory allows the general public to search for services in their area which can help themselves or a loved one. This directory covers are a range of non-clinical support services from psycho-social to community-based programs. You can see the directory here and see how easy it is to use.
healthdirect is a free service supported by the governments of Australia, to provide safe, practical health information and advice. On this home page, you will find links to a variety of health topics from A to Z, medicines, a symptom checker and a service finder. The 24 hour health advice and information phone number is 1800 022 222.
NPS Medicinewise provides independent, evidence-based information for consumers, to help you make the best decisions about your medicines and medical tests. The website includes a broad range of topics, including rheumatoid arthritis, antibiotics use, understanding medical tests, depression and many more, which you can find here.