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General health65 English resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.
Victorian resources - 20Title: Bushfire smoke and your health
Summary: Bushfire smoke can reduce air quality in rural and urban areas and may affect people’s health. This fact sheet provides information on bushfire smoke, how it can affect you and your family’s health, and actions that you can take to avoid or reduce potential health effects.
Title: Calling 000
Summary: In the case of an emergency dial 000 [triple zero] and ask for ambulance.
Title: Contraception - Your Choices
Summary: This fact sheet provides a brief description of your contraception choices.
Title: Cue Cards
Summary: ‘Cue Cards’ is a new resource developed by Eastern Health Transcultural Services to assist health professionals and clients / carers who primarily have English language difficulties, or problems communicating with each other.
Title: Eastern Health Strategic Plan (2010-15)
Summary: Our mission is to provide positive health experiences for people and communities in the east.
Title: Family and Health
Title: Healthy Ageing
Title: Healthy Breakfasts
Title: Healthy Heart habits
Title: Hygiene and Infection Control
Title: Illness in Childcare - The Common Cold
Title: Medical / Dental Treatment for Patients Who Cannot Consent - The Person Responsible
Summary: Guide to consent to medical/dental treatment for a person who cannot consent. Information about the ‘person responsible’ and the medical/dental treatment decisions the can and cannot make under the Medical Treatment Act and the Mental Health Act on behalf of someone with a decision-making disability.
Title: Move, Move, Move
Summary: A single page flyer for all patients as a quick, simple message on preventing pressure ulcers.
Title: Multicultural Strategic Framework
Summary: The City of Port Phillip Multicultural Forum draws its membership from the broad range of multicultural groups and agencies across the municipality. The committee meets four - six times a year and advises the council on policies and plans that support our multicultural community. The committee also auspices particular activities that benefit the multicultural community and support diversity in Port Phillip
Title: Normal Changes
Summary: Information for women whose doctor has told them they have a normal change in their breast(s)
Title: Preventing Pressure Ulcers - An information booklet for patients
Summary: Contains more detailed information for patients assessed as being at higher risk of developing pressure ulcers.
Title: Refusal of Medical Treatment
Summary: Guide to refusing medical treatment - Information about refusing medical treatment for yourself or on behalf of another person as their agent or guardian.
Title: Services for families and children
Title: Water - The drink for children
Title: Welcome to your parks
National resources - 24Title: Community Language
Title: Domestic violence and where to get help
Summary: The following links contain information about domestic violence and where to get help.
Title: Don't Gamble With Your Family
Summary: If you feel worried about how much or how often you are gambling, or know a friend or family member who gambles, Gambler's help is a free service you can call anytime or arrange to meet a worker.
Summary: eHealth is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments to establish a new electronic health system for Australia.
Summary: A pamphlet which answers commonly asked questions about the effects of mental illness on families.
Title: Family and friends
Summary: Are your family, friends or colleagues unsere of the implications of your ME/CFS?
Title: Family Book
Summary: Provides families with practical information and advice to support healthy eating and encourage physical activity in young children.
Title: Family Planning
Title: Health undertaking
Title: Help Tip 2 - Positive and negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia
Title: High Protein and Energy tips
Summary: Good Nutrition is important when you are ill or recovering from medical treatment. The following suggestions will help you regain lost weight and strength.
Title: Ingredient List, Percentage Labelling and Food Additives
Title: Learning to pace
Summary: 'Pacing' is a key strategy to help manage your ME/CFS; understand the basics here.
Title: Lifetime Health Cover
Title: NESB Medication Instructions
Summary: Translated key words for patients in the ward.
Title: Nutrition and ME/CFS
Summary: nutrition is vitally important in managing ME/CFS; learn why here.
Title: Pap tests: a way to prevent cervical cancer
Title: SANE steps - How to help when someone is suicidal
Summary: If you believe someone is thinking about ending their life, it's natural to feel panic or even want to avoid thinking about it. However, there are a number of practical things you can do to help...
Title: Something is not quite right
Summary: The new checklist pamphlets have been developed for people who have English as a second language and for those who have low literacy skills. This pamphlet will aid in the identification of the early signs of psychosis. Developed with support from the William Buckland Foundation and Paul Newman Foundation.
Title: Staff/Carers Book
Title: Welcome poster in 12 languages
Summary: A poster with 'welcome' written in 12 languages.
Title: Working with your health care team
Summary: Tips for working with the health professionals who are supporting you to manage ME/CFS
Title: Your Health
Summary: Information about medicare and your health.
Other States and Territories - 21Title: Asthma & Healthy Living
Summary: A guide to healthy habits and lifestyle choices for people with asthma.
Title: Being a Healthy Woman
Summary: An educational resource for women with intellectual disability, their families, health care providers, carers and support workers
Title: Blood transfusion
Summary: Answers to common questions about blood transfusion, including what is blood transfusion, is the blood safe, who needs a blood transfusion and what are the alternatives to blood transfusion?
Title: Concerned about your health care?
Title: Gambling Problems?
Summary: Help for people with gambling problems and their families
Title: Health and Wellbeing of Older People In Our Community
Summary: Older people in our community can enjoy a quality, meaningful and enriching life.
Title: Help your doctor manage your medicines
Summary: Help your doctor manage your medicines - A bilingual guide.
Title: How to get more from a visit to your doctor
Summary: This brochure provides some tips on how to communicate effectively with your GP.
Title: How to help your doctor help you
Summary: How patients can get the most out of a visit to a health professional and make the most of their treatment.
Title: Looking after your legs
Summary: Looking after your legs and avoiding problems emphasis on prevention and early intervention and how to do this.
Title: Meningococcal group C disease
Summary: Meningococcal disease is a rare but very serious illness that usually appears as meningitis or septicaemia. ‘Meningitis’ means an inflammation of the protective coverings of the brain and spinal cord. ‘Septicaemia’ means blood poisoning, which is a more widespread infection throughout the body.
Title: Planning ahead - Introduction
Title: Planning ahead - Making a will
Title: Planning ahead - Where to get further information
Title: Resolve concerns about your health care
Title: Rubella Information (with special emphasis for women of childbearing age)
Summary: Rubella (also called German measles) is a highly contagious viral infection common in children but also affecting teenagers and adults.
Title: South Oaks Gambling Screen Tool
Summary: The South Oaks Gambling Screen Tool is a screening instrument for assessing problem gambling risk, developed by the South Oaks Foundation Inc.
Title: To have this information in your own language
Summary: A poster designed to inform clients that they can call the Telephone Interpreting Service (TIS) if they require information in their own langauge.
Title: Using medicines, herbal medicines and vitamin preparations wisely
Summary: Guide to using prescription drugs and complementary medicines safely - what you should know and what you should discuss with your doctor.
Title: Wellbeing: Invest In Your Life. Mental Health Month Fact Sheet 2011
Summary: This fact sheet provides a number of simple, everyday ideas for how you can improve wellbeing.
Title: What to do with your tablets and medicines when coming into hospital
Summary: Information about what to do with your tablets and medicines when coming into hospital.