Health & Wellbeing Services
Health and Wellbeing is a complex combination of physical, mental, emotional and social factors that are closely interrelated. Understanding how these factors influence the ability to carry out the activities of daily living and its impact on illness are central to addressing common issues in the community and promoting well-being of individuals.
For guidance or more information please speak to your GP or a Health Professional.
See Northern Sydney Health & Wellbeing Services & Resources listed below.
|Name:||Active & Healthy|
NSW government website where local exercise groups can be located through use of postcode. (Would allow GP a choice of program appropriate to the individual)
|Name:||Acute Bronchitis: Should I take Antibiotics? Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Healthcare|
This decision aid can help you decide whether to use antibiotics when you or your child has
|Name:||Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights|
|Phone:||02 9126 3600|
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights was developed with extensive and widespread consultation and specifies the key rights of patients and consumers when seeking or receiving healthcare services.
|Name:||Choosing Wisely Australia|
|Location:||Level 7, 418A Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010|
|Phone:||02 8217 8700|
Choosing Wisely Australia is helping the healthcare community and consumers start an important conversation about eliminating the use of unnecessary and sometimes harmful tests, treatments, and procedures.
|Name:||Consumers Health Forum of Australia|
|Location:||7B/17 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600|
|Phone:||02 6273 5444|
CHF is Australia’s leading advocate on consumer health care issues.
|Name:||Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Healthcare|
How decision aids can benefit you.
|Name:||Get Healthy Information & Coaching Service|
|Phone:||1300 806 258|
Free, confidential one-on-one phone coaching. This NSW Health service provides the expertise and motivation you need to help reach your goals.
|Name:||Health Consumers NSW|
|Location:||Suite 3/Level 8, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000|
|Phone:||(02) 9986 1082|
As a membership-based, independent, not-for-profit organisation, we promote and practise consumer engagement in the NSW health sector. We create meaningful partnerships between consumers, the health sector and policy-makers. Our mission: Consumers shaping health in NSW.
|Location:||Sydney South, NSW 1235|
|Phone:||1800 022 222|
Healthdirect is a national, government-owned, not-for-profit organisation. We develop and deliver a range of digital health and telehealth services. 24 hour health advice and information you can count on.
|Name:||Middle Ear Infection: Should my Child take Antibiotics? - Australian Commission on Safety & Quality|
This decision aid can help you decide whether to use antibiotics when your child has a middle ear infection. It is designed to be used with your doctor to help you make a shared decision about what is best for you or your child.
myMoves is a free online self-management program designed to help people gain the knowledge and skills that they need to be more physically active in their life, and enjoy better health and wellbeing.
|Name:||Navigating the Healthcare Neighbourhood – Getting the Best from Your GP|
Your general practitioner’s (GP’s) role is to help you look after your health needs, and those of families and others in the community. Your GP identifies the nature of your health problem from a broad range of possibilities, and then provides appropriate care.
|Location:||Level 7, 418A Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010|
|Phone:||02 8217 8700|
Making Australia more medicinewise, through digital health and data insights, health professional education and reliable health information for consumers.
|Name:||Poisons Information Centre|
|Location:||The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145|
|Phone:||13 11 26|
The NSW Poisons Information Centre provides the latest poisons information to the public,
|Name:||Q Life nation-wide counselling and referral service for LGBTI people|
|Phone:||1800 184 527|
QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI). QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, and lived experiences.
|Name:||Reporting Medicine Side Effects|
Adverse events are unintended and sometimes harmful occurrences associated with the use of a medicine, vaccine or medical device (collectively known as therapeutic goods).
|Name:||Sore Throat: Should I take Antibiotics? - Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Healthcare|
This decision aid can help you decide whether to use antibiotics when you or your child has a sore throat. It is designed to be used with your doctor to help you make a shared decision about what is best for you or your child.