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Title: 20 seconds pool drowning
Summary: This video shows you how quickly a toddler can drown in a swimming pool.

Title: 20 Seconds bath drowning
Summary: This video shows you how quickly you can drown in a bath.

Title: 4 steps of asthma first aid (Poster)
Summary: A poster - 4 steps of asthma first aid

Title: 5 Questions to ask your doctor before getting a test, treatment or procedure
Summary: These questions will help you get the most out of your visit to your GP

Title: A family journey
Summary: This animation was made in collaboration with parents from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and with the assistance of italk Library. The story provides a father's perspective as he thinks back on his early concerns for his son and where the autism journey has taken his family. It is a story that resonates with many different communities.

Title: A general guide to blood transfusion: information for patients and families
Summary: Answers to some common questions about blood transfusion including whtat a blood transfusion is and why you may need one, how you can reduce your risks of needing a blood transfusion, and what commonly happens if you do need one.

Title: A guide to help you manage your catheter and drainage bags
Summary: A catheter can make a difference to your quality of life and it can be a big adjustment for you. This information will help you manage some of the physical aspects of living with a catheter

Title: A guide to understanding your cervical screening test results
Summary: This translated booklet provides you with information to help you better understand your Cervical Screening Test results. Your healthcare provider will discuss your results and the next steps with you.It is important that if you experience symptoms at any time, such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain or discharge, you should see your healthcare provider immediately.

Title: A sport for all: an introduction to cricket in 25 languages
Summary: This brochure is an introduction to the game and includes useful contact details for anyone who would like to play Cricket in Australia.

Title: About breast cancer
Summary: Translated Information for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This booklet covers what cancer is, what causes breast cancer and the different types of breast cancer.

Title: About breast cancer (audio file)
Summary: This translated audio file describes what breast cancer is, the anatomy of breasts and what the available treatments are.

Title: About palliative care (Podcast)
Summary: Audio information about palliative care. There is no English version of the podcast available but the multilingual podcasts contain roughtly the same content as the brochure.

Title: About palliative care (video)
Summary: Palliative care helps those with an illness that cannot be cured by managing symptoms as well as providing emotional and spiritual support

Title: Activities (Caring for someone with dementia no. 5)
Summary: This Help Sheet provides information about planning and providing appropriate activities for people with dementia.

Title: Adult asthma information pack
Summary: Information for people with asthma, including the cause of asthma and how to manage the condition

Title: Advance care planning and dementia
Summary: This fact sheet about advance care planning and dementia is for individuals deciding who will speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself.

Title: Advance care planning and dementia: Making a decision for someone
Summary: If you need to make a decision for someone.This fact sheet is for individuals supporting someone affected by dementia.

Title: Advance care planning and dementia: Why planning ahead can help if memory is becoming more difficult
Summary: Why planning ahead can help if memory is becoming more difficult. This fact sheet is for individuals affected by dementia.

Title: Advance care planning brochure
Summary: Even if you are fit and healthy, it is never too early to plan your future health care. As part of your advance care plan, you can complete the following: A Statement of Choices, An Enduring Power of Attorney, An Advance Health Directive

Title: Advance care planning for individuals
Summary: Advance Care Planning Information targeted towards the individual and family

Title: Advance care planning for individuals (audio versions)
Summary: Advance Care Planning Information targeted towards the individual and family

Title: Advance care planning for substitute decision makers
Summary: Advance Care Planning information for people acting in the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

Title: Advance care planning for substitute decision makers (audio version)
Summary: Advance Care Planning information for people acting in the role of Substitute Decision Makers.

Title: Advice about domestic violence and help at court
Summary: Legal Aid funds a Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service. This brochure outlines how this program assists women to apply for an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order and how women can stop the cycle of abuse. It is also available in an alternative format for Aboriginal communities.

Title: Advice for parents and carers - Signs of problem gambling
Summary: This leaflet outlines some of the signs of problem gambling and provides parents with strategies to help address the gambling problem with their children and where to get help.

Title: Advocacy program (ADEC)
Summary: This translated ADEC brochure describes the Advocacy program that aims to support and empower individuals to access essential services. It includes information on being eligible for the program, how to access it and the benefits.

Title: ADEC access and support program
Summary: This translated ADEC brochure describes the Access and Support program that provides short term support for people who need basic help. It includes information on matching services from Home and Community Care (HACC) agencies, being eligible for the program, how to access it and the benefits.

Title: ADEC services
Summary: A translated brochure that lists the services provided by the Action on Disability and Ethnic Communities (ADEC). It provides information on who can be assisted by the ADEC and how they can help an individual, listing their programs.

Title: ADEC Transcultural Mental Health program - brochure
Summary: This translated ADEC brochure describes the Transcultural Mental Health Access program that helps develop communities’ awareness and enhances access to services. It describes the program as well as objectives and strategies, how to access the program and what are the benefits.

Title: After the fire
Summary: This information will assist you with cleaning up, property security, gas, electriciy, water, telephone, insurance issues and finding alternative housing after a fire.

Title: Aged care services
Summary: Learn about the health and lifestyle issues that we face as we grow older. As we start to rely more on other people, what responsibilities do we take on? Find out more about the kinds of services and support that are in place for older people and their carers.

Title: Aged care signage
Summary: The Aged Care Signage will assist residents in aged care facilities navigate their way around their home or service. Signs such as 'kitchen', 'dining room', 'keep out', 'danger', and 'this way to the garden', will help improve communication with residents/clients and minimise confusion.

Title: Alcohol and drug services
Summary: If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol or drugs there are services available to help. Information about identifying drug and alcohol problems, understanding treatment options and learning about the challenges involved in living with an ongoing drug condition are all explored here.

Title: Alcohol: the facts
Summary: This fact sheet talks about the effects of alcohol. It also contains information on binge drinking, sobering up, blood alcohol concentration and driving, tolerance and dependence, pregnancy and breastfeeding and shows how much a standard drink is. At the end is a list of organisations that provide information and advice.

Title: All about child disability diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what to do if you’re concerned about your child’s development. Parents of children with disability talk about getting a diagnosis, following their instinct and getting second opinions. Parents also talk about how they felt when they heard their child’s diagnosis of disability.

Title: All about chronic kidney disease
Summary: Kidney disease is called a 'silent disease' as there are often no warnings. It is not uncommon for people to lose up to 90% of their kidney function before getting any symptoms.

Title: All about eGFR fact sheets
Summary: The estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) is a value indicating how well your kidneys filter waste from your blood as well as helping to identify the presence of kidney damage

Title: All about Kindergarten
Summary: Children go to a kindergarten program in the year before starting school, usually when they are four years old. Some services also offer kindergarten programs for three-year-olds. This booklet provides comprehensive information about how and when your child can start kindergarten

Title: All about stroke - audio
Summary: The audio fact sheet provides information for people who are interested in learning more about stroke. It includes information on: What stroke is, how stroke can be prevented, treatment and rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke and their families.

Title: Am I a carer?
Summary: Some people don’t see themselves as carers, but did you know that as a carer you may be eligible for emotional and financial support?

Title: Am I at risk of type 2 diabetes?
Summary: The translated AUSDRISK tool determines a client’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by asking personal and family history questions. The score of ‘high risk,’ ‘medium risk,’ and ‘low risk’ are determined by a numerical score based on the client’s answers.

Title: Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid
Summary: This leaflet answers some common questions about amoxycillin and clavulanic acid.

Title: An overview to improve aged care services for your community
Summary: This Overview is for CALD community groups and organisations who are interested in responding to their community’s aged care needs. This Overview is a broad document that will: • Help to understand the aged care industry in Australia. • Shows how to apply to become an approved provider* of home care* places and/or residential aged care* places. • A guide to the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) application process so the CALD community group and/or organisation can seek to access culturally appropriate aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government.

Title: Anaphylaxis
Summary: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening, severe allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency. Anaphylaxis occurs after exposure to an allergen (usually to foods, insects or medicines), to which a person is allergic. Not all people with allergies are at risk of anaphylaxis.

Title: Anorexia nervosa in children
Summary: Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. The first thing many people notice is that the young person, usually a girl, eats less.

Title: Anxiety in children
Summary: Anxiety is a word that health professionals use when a child is fearful or distressed and the distress keeps going on for a long time.

Title: Anyone can get condoms: Safe sex. No regrets.
Summary: A translated resource on how to practise safe sex to avoid sexually transmitted infections and HIV. It includes information on negotiating safe sex, safe sex and overseas travel, and how to use a condom correctly.

Title: Applying for a private rental property
Summary: When looking for a rental property, there are a number of things you should consider before and during the search for your next home.

Title: Applying for supreme court bail
Summary: Being on bail means you are not in gaol as you wait for your case to come on. This brochure explains when you can get bail and the things you should know before you apply to the Supreme Court for bail. Note: translations will be updated shortly.

Title: Are you at risk of kidney disease?
Summary: 1 in 3 Australians is at risk of kidney disease. This poster covers: What is kidney disease? Am I at risk of kidney disease? What are the signs of kidney disease? What is a kidney health check? Can early detection help? What are treatment options for end stage kidney disease?

Title: Are you on a treatment order?
Summary: A treatment order is a legal document that allows a hospital or mental health clinic to give you treatment for a mental illness. While you are on an order, you lose some of your rights and freedoms. You may have to stay in hospital. You can be given treatment even if you do not agree to it.

Title: Assignment and sub-letting
Summary: Assignment is the legal term for when a tenant transfers their whole interest in a rental property to another person. For example, if a tenant signed a 12-month tenancy agreement (lease) but decided to leave after 6 months, they could get another person to move in and take over their lease. The new tenant would take the place of the original tenant, paying rent directly to the landlord, and having all the rights and responsibilities of the original tenant.

Title: Asthma by the Royal Childrens Hospital
Summary: Asthma is a common condition caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. The narrowing happens when air passages become swollen and inflamed, causing more mucus to be produced. In addition, the muscle bands around the air passages become tighter. These changes make it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs, and cause wheeze, cough and problems with breathing.

Title: At the end (video)
Summary: There are things that can help to prepare as someone approaches the last few weeks and days of life. Having information can help to make choices. People vary in what they know, understand and believe about death and dying. They also differ in what they want to know. Each individual should be as informed, or not, as they want to be. For many, knowing what to expect can help take some of the fear, distress and anxiety away. For others, having too much information gives them more things to worry about.

Title: Avian influenza ('bird flu')
Summary: A new epidemic of severe influenza amongst flocks of poultry was identified in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in December 2003 and has subsequently spread to several other Asian countries including Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Laos and Indonesia. The virus is called influenza A H5N1. This influenza virus has since infected a small number of humans who have had contact with diseased birds or their faeces. Some of the people infected with this virus have died. Should this virus develop the ability to be transmitted easily be-tween people (eg. by combining with a human influenza virus), it is possible that many more humans would be infected.

Title: Avoiding eviction for rent arrears
Summary: Under most tenancy agreements, rent is paid in advance. The most common arrangement is for the rent to be paid in advance on the same day of each month to cover the month ahead. If you do not pay rent on the day that it is due, for each day that you occupy the property without having paid rent you will be one day overdue or in ‘rent arrears’.

Title: Baby's movements during pregnancy: what is normal?
Summary: This resource provides information for pregnant women on the type of movements they should expect from the foetus during pregnancy.

Title: Baby massage - from Raising Children Network
Summary: This short video demonstrates baby massage. It outlines the benefits of massage for soothing an irritable newborn and includes tips on the best methods for relaxing and connecting with your baby. The video notes that you should stop the massage if your baby gets upset.

Title: Bacterial vaginosis
Summary: Translated general information on Bacterial vaginosis (BV), how to diagnose it, how to get tested for it and how to cure it. In BV, there is a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria, which can result in an unpleasant odour and/or discharge in some women. However, the actual cause of BV remains unclear and is the subject of current research studies.

Title: Balanitis
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on balanitis, inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis. It includes what it is, why it happens, and advice on prevention and treatment.

Title: Barmah Forest virus infection
Summary: Barmah Forest virus is a germ that can infect people through mosquito bites. Past infection with Barmah Forest virus may have a protective effect against future infection. Barmah Forest virus is related to Ross River virus.

Title: Bathboard/ bath seat
Summary: The Bathboard /Bath seat resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a bathboard/bath seat safely.

Title: BBQ food safety (video)
Summary: Everyone loves a BBQ, but no one likes getting food poisoning So follow these simple tips to make you BBQ a hit: 1. Keep all food cold and covered until ready to be used 2. Use different plates and utensils for raw and cooked foods 3. Make sure all meats are cooked right the way through so juices run clear 4. Continually replace dips and salads if they’ve been out of the fridge for long 5. Keep food cool and covered when not being severed 6. And don’t keep left overs if they’ve been out of the fridge for more than two hours

Title: Be physically active
Summary: This poster explains the link between falls and lack of exercise.

Title: Be water smart!
Summary: Bilingual Factsheet about Water Safety tips to share with your family and friends to keep them safe when in and around water.

Title: Beat the heat, health tips for a safe season (English)
Summary: Advice on some things you can do to minimise your risk of heat related illness.

Title: Beat the heat: how to keep someone healthy during hot weather (English)
Summary: This booklet provides important information about health and hot weather. The booklet is for anyone who cares for, supports or assists people at risk of serious health effects from hot weather. It includes tips and ideas on how to keep someone healthy during hot weather.

Title: Bed rail
Summary: The bed rail resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a bed rail safely.

Title: Bedwetting in childhood
Summary: Bed-wetting is common. About one in every five children in Australia wets the bed. Bed-wetting can run in families and is more common in boys than girls before the age of nine years. It can be upsetting for the child and stressful for the whole family. The good news is that you can get help.

Title: Bedwetting teenagers and young adults
Summary: This translated brochure provides information for bedwetting teenagers and young adults including what causes bedwetting, how it can be helped, and chances of becoming dry. It also describes how common it is and whether there is help available.

Title: Beginning a life in Australia
Summary: This booklet provides helpful settlement information and links to other websites and resources for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants, and their sponsors and service providers.

Title: Behaviour code for school students
Summary: This factsheet provides information for parents/carers and students on the expected behaviour of students in schools.

Title: Being a healthy woman
Summary: This translated educational resource for women with an intellectual disability, their families, health care providers, carers and support workers that provides extensive information on female relevant topics from puberty to menopause, from healthy eating to close relationships, sex and pregnancy.

Title: Bereavement, grief and loss (video)
Summary: Even when it is expected, death can be a shock. Grief and loss can be felt in many ways.

Title: Beta Thalassaemia
Summary: Thalassaemia is a group of blood disorders affecting haemoglobin production.

Title: Bladder cancer fact sheet
Summary: An overview of bladder cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Title: Bladder control check Up
Summary: This leaflet is to help people get ready for a bladder control check up.

Title: Bladder control problem?
Summary: If you have bladder control problems, ask for help you don't have to put up with it.

Title: Blepharitis - cataracts - diabetes and your eyes
Summary: This translated pamphlet provides information about causes and available treatment of blepharitis, cataract and retinopathy, health conditions of the eyes. It also provides instructions on how to bathe eyelids at home. This information could be useful to those with diabetes.

Title: Blood glucose monitoring - Diabetes Australia
Summary: This translated page may assist individuals with diabetes in understanding blood glucose monitoring and the link between blood glucose, food, exercise and insulin. It provides an outline on what is needed to monitor blood glucose, how to test blood glucose levels, when to test and other frequently asked questions.

Title: Blood glucose monitoring - NDSS
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides an overview of blood glucose monitoring for people with diabetes. Emphasising that self-blood glucose monitoring is a valuable diabetes management tool, this fact sheet explains why it is so important, what individuals should aim for and also some general guidelines amongst other valuable information.

Title: Blood test instructions
Summary: This poster lists the set of instructions that are given to a patient when a blood sample is taken from them for testing.

Title: Boils and skin infections
Summary: Contents: What is a boil? What is Impetigo? How are Boils and Impetigo treated? How are Boils and Impetigo spread? How can you stop the spread of Boils and Impetigo?

Title: Bond payments and refunds
Summary: A bond is a sum of money that is usually paid to the landlord or their real estate agent at the start of your tenancy. It is held by the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority, which means that it’s your money and doesn’t belong to the landlord or agent. At the end of your tenancy the landlord may try and claim some or all of your bond as compensation for any damage to the property, for cleaning or for unpaid rent.

Title: Book an interpreter
Summary: Information on how to book an interpreter at Peter Mac .

Title: Bottle and formula preparation
Summary: This short video shows you how to prepare baby formula and expressed breastmilk for bottle-feeding to newborns and young babies

Title: Bowel cancer fact sheet
Summary: An overview of bowel cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Title: Bowel cancer screening. a gift for living brochure.
Summary: Brochure on bowel cancer, screening and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Title: Brain cancer fact sheet
Summary: An overview of brain cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support

Title: Breaking a fixed loan fact sheet
Summary: This fact sheet tells you what the Finanical Obudsman Service if you have a problem with breaking a fixed loan.

Title: Breaking a lease
Summary: If you have a fixed-term tenancy agreement (often called a lease), and you want to moveout before the end of the fixed term, you may be able to break your lease in one of the following ways. You need to take care because some methods of breaking a lease may involve costs.

Title: Breast cancer - message of hope and support (audio file)
Summary: This audio file provides messages from survivors of breast cancer to help others feel better about their future

Title: Breast cancer - messages of hope and support
Summary: Information for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This booklet provides messages of hope from women who have been through breast cancer and survived. This booklet also aims to normalises feelings of fear and outlines that most women survive breast cancer in Australia.

Title: Breast cancer - support that may help
Summary: Information for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This booklet provide information about where and how to access practical support such as accessing a wig library, finding peer support and traveling for treatment.

Title: Breast cancer - support that may help (audio file)
Summary: This audio contains information about money, breast prosthetics, wigs, hair care and make up, travel for treatment and support,

Title: Breast cancer fact sheet
Summary: A translated overview of breast cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Title: Breast cancer treatment (audio file)
Summary: This audio file provides information on why treat breast cancer, what available breast cancer treatments do, side effects, making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies.

Title: Breast cancer treatments
Summary: Information for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This booklet covers information about the different types of treatment for breast cancer and potential side effects.

Title: Breast cancer won't wait
Summary: A translated breast cancer awareness flyer which includes a list of changes to look for.

Title: Breast feeding and postnatal care
Summary: A translated booklet with information about breastfeeding and postnatal care. The contents of the booklet include the impact of feeding choice, signs of correct attachment, breastfeeding issues, taking care of you and taking care of your baby.

Title: Breastfeeding and returning to work
Summary: This translated brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: Breastfeeding welcome here
Summary: A poster from the Australian Breastfeeding Association to say that breastfeeding is welcome here.

Title: Bringing up children with down syndrome
Summary: This translated resource outlines some facts about Down syndrome, the importance of early education and where parents can find support.

Title: Bronchiolitis
Summary: Bronchiolitis is a common chest infection in young children, caused by a viral infection of the lungs. The infection causes inflammation and mucus to build up in the airways, making it more difficult to breathe. Bronchiolitis is most common in babies under six months, but sometimes occurs in babies up to 12 months old.

Title: Building resilience: mental health month fact sheet 2010
Summary: Building our resilience can certainly buffer us from developing mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Title: 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: Caffeine and your health
Summary: How caffeine, found in coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa and in cola drinks, can affect health.

Title: Campylobacteriosis
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission and prevention.

Title: Can I or can't I?
Summary: Information on what activities can be undertaken during fire danger period or on Total Fire Ban days eg. having a barbeque.

Title: Cancer - how are you travelling?
Summary: This resource provides information about the emotional and social impact of cancer. It has been written for people diagnosed with cancer, their family and friends.

Title: Cancer counselling program
Summary: A diagnosis of cancer can be a stressful time for patients, their family and friends. It can be difficult to deal with feelings of uncertainty, stress or anger about the changes cancer may bring. Many people get support by talking to close family or friends. However, it can sometimes help to talk to someone outside of your immediate circle who has been trained to listen and help you explore your feelings.

Title: Cannabis drug facts
Summary: This fact sheet provides the facts on cannabis on your body and life, interaction with other drugs, cannabis during pregnancy, tolerance and dependence, withdrawal, quitting, driving, the law (in NSW) and telephone numbers for services in every state in Australia. Also includes links to a number of free resources on cannabis.

Title: Care by secretary order
Summary: An outline of: what a 'Care by Secretary Order' is; how long it lasts; living arrangements for its duration; young people's rights and responsibilities and where to get help.

Title: Care for patients taking bisphosphonates
Summary: Your doctor may prescribe bisphosphonates to help control bone diseases like osteoporosis. They limit the progression of bone diseases and help prevent bone fractures, but they can affect our mouths too.

Title: Carer gateway
Summary: Carer Gateway is a new national service funded by the Australian Government. Carer Gateway includes a website and phone service for carers to access practical information and support.

Title: Carer journey (bilingual video)
Summary: This is an innovative multi media project that aims to increase awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Title: Carer support kit
Summary: This carer support kit is designed to support carers through their palliative care journey. The content has been developed with the encouragement and wisdom of carers themselves.

Title: Carer support program for culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Summary: The TMHC CALD Carer Support program is committed to continue providing support to CALD carers and widen its reach to carers who socially isolated in the community.

Title: Carers, caring and respite care services
Summary: This translated video describes the critical role of carers in Victoria’s health system. The video outlines that there are financial and support services available to carers, encourages the understanding of changes involved in caring and how to plan for those changes, and provides practical advice about how to manage appointments, medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.

Title: Caring for dentures
Summary: This is a fact sheet overviewing what to expect from new dentures and how to look after them.

Title: Caring for your child's teeth
Summary: The main cause of tooth decay is an acid attack on the surfaces of the teeth. This acid is produced by bacteria which cling to the surface of the teeth in a film called dental plaque. Sweet, sugary foods encourage the plaque to make acid which causes tooth decay and bleeding gums.

Title: Caring for your denture
Summary: We’ve put together some tips that will help you to get the most of your new dentures. Remember, it may take time for you to get used to them so be patient.

Title: Caring for your mouth after an extraction
Summary: You need to take care of your mouth after a major treatment like a tooth extraction. Follow these instructions to help your mouth heal.

Title: Cataract surgery - discharge instructions (Bilingual version)
Summary: This bilingual factsheets explains what to do after a cataract surgery e.g. Medications (eye drops), dressings and follow up care as well as specific discharge advice on what you can and can't do after the operation.

Title: Cataracts
Summary: This pamphlet provides general information about cataracts their symptoms, the problems they cause and what can be done to treat them.

Title: Celebrate, connect, grow. Mental health month fact sheet 2012
Summary: Sometimes our biggest priority will be getting some help for things that are causing us problems or for changes in the way we are feeling and thinking.

Title: Cerebral palsy overview and diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about spotting the early signs of cerebral palsy and getting a diagnosis. Also, child health specialists explain that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain. They talk about the different types of cerebral palsy, how it affects children and some of its causes.

Title: Cerebral palsy: after the diagnosis: part 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about what happens after your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They describe why it’s important to look after yourself, connect with other families and have a good support network. They also talk about different therapies. Health specialists say why early intervention is important, especially for helping children reach goals like feeding or dressing

Title: Changed behaviours (Changed behaviours and dementia no. 1)
Summary: This sheet looks at some of the common behaviour changes that can occur when a person has dementia. Reasons for the changes are discussed and some general guidelines on how to cope with them are provided.

Title: Changes to newly arrived resident's waiting periods
Summary: If you recently arrived in Australia, you will generally have to wait 104 weeks until you can access most of our income support payments.

Title: Check your gambling quiz
Summary: In the last 12 months, have you experienced any of the following as a result of your gambling? Check all that apply.

Title: Chemical emergencies - how to stay safe
Summary: A chemical emergency can happen anywhere, anytime, as the result of a fire, explosion or a chemical spill at a fixed site, or from a road or train accident. The best way to protect yourself in a chemical emergency is to shelter inside, shut all windows and doors and turn off any ventilation systems, and listen to emergency service broadcasts.

Title: Child care in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Summary: Do you need child care to be able to attend the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) classes? When you are in an AMEP class, free child care is available for your children who are under school age. This information sheet explains how it works.

Title: Child disability and early intervention: expert tips
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what early intervention is, how you get it and what it aims to do. They say it’s important to start early, but it’s also never too late to start. They talk about choosing a service provider and funding options. A parent describes her experience with early intervention.

Title: Child disability services and support
Summary: In this short video, you can find out how to get information about child disability services and where to start. Child disability experts take you through funding options, how to find good service providers and different types of respite care. You’ll also hear from other parents about their experiences of respite care and counselling

Title: Child protection and your personal information: information for parents
Summary: Outline on how your personal information is protected, what is collected and how it is shared

Title: Child, family and relationship services
Summary: This translated, subtitled video outlines the family support services available to help parents raise their children. It emphasises the creation of a safe and nurturing environment for children as a priority and provides information on the kinds of support that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.

Title: Children's court for parents
Summary: This factsheet explains what happens in the children's court, as well as young people's rights and responsibiliities.

Title: Children's court for young people
Summary: This information sheet explains what the children's court does.

Title: Children's infectious diseases
Summary: A guide to infectious diseases in children, and how to prevent spreading them.

Title: Chlamydia - from Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on chlamydia, the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in our community. It includes information covering what it is, how it’s transmitted, symptoms, testing and treatment, informing sexual partners and avoiding re-infection.

Title: Chlamydia - from NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Summary: Contents: What is chlamydia? How do you catch chlamydia? How do you know if you have been infected with chlamydia? Is there a test for chlamydia? What is the treatment for chlamydia? Are there any complications? Do sexual partners need treatment? How is chlamydia prevented?

Title: Code of conduct for unregistered health practitioners
Summary: The code of conduct for unregistered health practitioners sets out what you can expect from your provider.

Title: Collection of personal information for the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Summary: The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) service providers collect personal information for the Department of Education and Training. The information collected could be disclosed to other agencies or organisations. This information lists the organisations that have access to your data.

Title: Communication (Caring for someone with dementia 1)
Summary: This Help Sheet explains some of the changes in communication that occur as a result of dementia and suggests ways that families and carers can help. It also includes some personal tips on communication written by a person with dementia.

Title: Communication cards
Summary: The Communication Cards depict a wide range of daily activities and situations and can be used to prompt discussion, assist with directions, clarify a client’s needs, etc. The Communication Cards cover themes such as: Food / Drink / Meals Religion / Spirituality Medical / Health Specialists Personal Care Sleep TV / Recreation Feelings / Pain Mobility Aids

Title: Community sharps disposal
Summary: This translated brochure explains how to dispose of community sharps in an appropriate container and provides information on sharps disposal facilities in NSW. This useful information for individuals with diabetes and others, explains how sharps including lancets (finger prickers), pen needles, insulin pump infusion set cannula insertion needles and syringes should not be placed in everyday use bins.

Title: Compensation for tenants
Summary: If your landlord failed to carry out any of their duties under your tenancy agreement (lease) or the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, you can apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for compensation.

Title: Complaint form
Summary: A complaint form for complaints about health services provided in NSW. The Commission deals with complaints about health services affecting the clinical management or care of a patient, the professional conduct of a health practitioner, and risks to the health or safety of the public.

Title: Complaints about landlords and real estate agents
Summary: If you think that your landlord or real estate agent has acted illegally or unprofessionally, you should consider making an official complaint.

Title: Complementary therapies
Summary: General information on the use of complementary therapies for arthritis; including acupunture and herbal medicines. It also includes a summary of current research evidence regarding these therapies and tips for their safe use.

Title: Compression stocking
Summary: Translated information about venous leg ulcers and how wearing compression stockings can prevent them returning.

Title: Concerned about your health care?
Summary: If you are concerned about a health service provided to you, talk to your provider as soon as possible. Often this is the fastest and most effective way of resolving your concerns.

Title: Conciliating your complaint
Summary: Conciliation means that a resolution officer, after obtaining consent from the parties, will refer the complaint to an independent conciliator who will hold a formal face-to-face meeting.

Title: Conjunctivitis
Summary: Conjunctivitis is a common eye infection, especially among children under five. It is an inflammation (swelling and redness) of the conjunctiva, which is the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Sometimes conjunctivitis is called ‘pink eye’, because the eye looks pink or red. Treatment is dependent on the type of conjunctivitis affecting your child. Conjunctivitis can be an infectious or allergic condition. Infectious conjunctivitis is highly contagious.

Title: Consent to share information
Summary: Health information is often particularly sensitive, therefore consumers need to be confident that their information will be handled appropriately and confidentially. This makes it critical that at the time of collecting information, the consumer is provided with information about their privacy. The consumer privacy information brochure "Your Information, It's Private" has been developed to assist in this process.

Title: Constipation
Summary: Constipation is when a child has a hard poo (faeces or bowel movement) or does not go to the toilet regularly. There is a lot of difference in the firmness and frequency of normal bowel movements in children. Constipation is a common problem in children, particularly around the time of toilet training or starting solids. It can also become a problem after a child has had a painful or frightening bowel movement.

Title: Constipation and bowel control
Summary: This fact sheet explains what constipation is and suggests some ideas for improvement and tells you where to get more help.

Title: Consumer information booklet - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Summary: This 20 page booklet provides information on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, including information on bowel cancer, screening, completing the home test kit, and information on the Register. It also contains the form that needs to be completed if people want to opt off or suspend from the Program.

Title: Consumer medication - antipsychotic medications
Summary: Antipsychotic medicines are medicines used to treat types of mental illnesses called psychotic illness. Psychotic illnesses are mental illnesses that affect the way people think, feel and behave. People with psychotic illnesses may have problems with identifying what is really happening and what is not really happening. Symptoms of psychotic illnesses occur in different kinds of mental disorders including bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis related to illicit drug use and schizophrenia.

Title: Consumer medication - benzodiazepines
Summary: Benzodiazepines are a type of medicine that has a sedative or calming effect. Benzodiazepines are prescribed to people who are anxious or distressed and can be used in the short-term treatment of some sleep problems. They can be prescribed by doctors to treat people who are experiencing mania. These medicines can be very effective when used for short periods of time under the supervision of your doctor. They do not replace other medications that your doctor has prescribed such as antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilisers.

Title: Consumer medication - clozapine
Summary: Clozapine is a medicine used to treat some kinds of mental illness. Clozapine can be called Clozaril, Clopine or Closyn. Clozapine is prescribed by doctors to people who have a psychotic illness, and is therefore known as an antipsychotic medicine. There are different types of antipsychotic medicines. Clozapine is a newer antipsychotic medicine.

Title: Consumer Medication - bipolar disorder - how medicine can help
Summary: Bipolar disorder is a mental illness. People with bipolar disorder have episodes of sustained and noticeable changes in their mood. They can go through periods of depression and episodes of mania. Mania is a strong mood that lasts for one week or longer. A person experiencing mania may have unusually high levels of energy, might be very irritable and may have rapid thoughts and speech. They may have thoughts that are not true (delusions), or they may see, hear, feel or taste things that are not really there (hallucinations). Bipolar disorder affects approximately 1-2% of the population.

Title: Consumer privacy information brochure
Summary: Health information is often particularly sensitive, therefore consumers need to be confident that their information will be handled appropriately and confidentially. This makes it critical that at the time of collecting information, the consumer is provided with information about their privacy. The consumer privacy information brochure "Your Information, It's Private" has been developed to assist in this process.

Title: Contact for parents and guardians
Summary: This information sheet explains to parents and guardians what contact is for and how it is arranged

Title: Continence helpline
Summary: The National Continence Helpline is a free telephone advisory service staffed by a team of continence nurse advisors who provide information, education and advice to callers with bladder and or bowel problems which may include incontinence, constipation, failure of bladder to empty or who are caring for someone with such conditions.

Title: Continence products
Summary: This translated resource provides information on continence products that are used to manage the symptoms of poor bladder and bowel control. It describes what they are, what types of continence products there are, what to think about when choosing a product and some information on who pays for continence products.

Title: Cooking for children book
Summary: Provides information and advice on early childhood nutrition, menu planning and food safety. Contains delicious and nutritious recipes for settings and families.

Title: Cooler food safety (video)
Summary: Coolers are a great way to transport your food and drinks, but a poorly packed cooler is also a great way to get sick. So follow these simple steps:
- Choose a cooler with excellent insulation and make sure it’s clean.
- Keep your food in the fridge until just before you’re ready to leave.
- Pack meats, fish and chicken in containers and place at the bottom of the cooler.
- Add cold packs or frozen drinks on top and use a tight fitting lid.


Title: Coping personally after the tsunamis
Summary: Most people experience acute stress during events like tsunamis, and most manage with courage and strength. However, sometimes it is only later when the distressing images are recalled that some of the stressful effects start to show. While most people will manage with the support of family and friends, there are times when extra help and support may be needed.

Title: Coping with bereavement
Summary: The information provided in this guide reflects the questions commonly asked by family and friends of someone who died while in hospital. It includes: who to notify, arranging a funeral, responses to death and support services.

Title: COPD information pack
Summary: Information Pack on COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Please note that some of the phone numbers in this brochure may have changed and they are for NSW residents only

Title: Croup
Summary: Croup is a condition caused by a viral infection. The virus leads to swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). This swelling makes the airway narrower, so it is harder to breathe. Children with croup develop a harsh, barking cough and may make a noisy, high-pitched sound when they breathe in (stridor). Croup mostly affects children between six months and five years old, but it can affect older children. Some children get croup several times. Croup can get worse quickly. If your child is having problems breathing, seek urgent medical attention.

Title: Cryptosporidiosis
Summary: A guide to cryptosporidiosis, an infection which causes diarrhoea. Includes information on causes, prevention and symptoms.

Title: Cue cards
Summary: ‘Cue Cards’ is a resource developed by Eastern Health, Diversity and Inclusion, to assist health professionals and clients / carers who primarily have English language difficulties, or problems communicating with each other.

Title: Cut your cancer risk
Summary: Provides a summary of the 7 key cancer prevention messages including: get checked, limit alcohol, eat a healthy diet, be active, be a healthy weight, be active, be SunSmart and quit smoking.

Title: Dealing with difficult times in your life
Summary: This audio file provides people struggling with problems in their life, tips to help themselves, encourages them to seek help and gives recommendations of where to seek help.

Title: Dealing with pain
Summary: Living with pain can be one of the hardest parts of having arthritis. This sheet provides information on the pain cycle and techniques for pain management.

Title: Decisions about down time: a balancing act
Summary: Balancing inactive time with active time ensures that your child has the opportunity to develop in a range of ways

Title: Defending a compensation claim
Summary: If your landlord believes they have suffered loss as a result of you breaching your tenancy agreement (lease) or the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, they may apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to make a compensation claim against you.

Title: Definitions of bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence are all interpersonal behaviours that can create or contribute to negative social environments. All school communities should have clear definitions outlined in their school policies and procedures for bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence.

Title: Dementia and bladder and bowel control
Summary: People with dementia have memory loss and may be confused and not know where they are. This can cause or make bladder and bowel control problems worse.

Title: Depression - how medicine can help
Summary: Depression is a medical illness that can have serious effects on physical and mental health. The symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling sad most of the day, nearly every day
- Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
- Lack of energy
- Changes in sleep habits
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in sex drive
If you experience from any of these symptoms for most of the day for at least two weeks, then you may have depression.

Title: Depression and diabetes
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains the links between depression and diabetes and outlines information regarding treatment and getting help to assist people with diabetes and depression.

Title: Depression during pregnancy and early parenthood
Summary: Translated information about depression in pregnancy and early parenthood, including signs and symptoms of depression, causes of depression, treatment options, coping strategies, and how to find help.

Title: Depression in children
Summary: There are a number of ways to work out how serious our children's feelings are.

Title: Detection & diagnosis (bilingual video)
Summary: This is an innovative multi media project that aims to increase awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Title: Developing movement skills
Summary: Most children really enjoy active play. Parents can use this natural enthusiasm to help improve children’s skills and confidence in being active.

Title: Diabetes-related complications
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on diabetes-related complications including the most common diabetes-related complications and tips to maintain good health. It emphasises the importance of long-term care when living with diabetes and also stresses that well managed diabetes reduces the risk of diabetes-related complications.

Title: Diabetes - what is diabetes?
Summary: This fact sheet provides general information and facts about type 1 and 2 diabetes, their common symptoms, causes and treatment. It also covers gestational diabetes. It includes frequently asked questions about diabetes and information about diabetes and travelling, diabetes and driving and diabetes complications and driving.

Title: Diabetes fact sheet
Summary: This translated diabetes fact sheet gives specific guidelines and facts on healthy eating when living with diabetes, focusing on the types of food, food facts and alcohol. It also includes a suggested meal plan and some brief information on looking after diabetes, blood glucose monitoring hypoglycemia, foot care and utilising sick days effectively.

Title: Diabetes in pregnancy - gestational diabetes
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains what gestational diabetes is how it can not only develop during their pregnancy but also how it can affect the pregnancy and the woman’s future health. It outlines what causes gestational diabetes, what pregnant women need to do, and also how it can be managed.

Title: Diagnosing dementia (About dementia 2)
Summary: This Help Sheet provides information about the early signs of dementia and the techniques used to diagnose dementia and the importance of an early and correct diagnosis.

Title: Diphtheria and tetanus immunisation information
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about the Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccination, who should be immunised and possible side effects.

Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine for 18 month old children
Summary: This translated information resource provides information on the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine given for free to children at 18 months old through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It describes what diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is, describes the vaccines and also side effects. It also has a short pre-immunisation checklist.

Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine for infants
Summary: The National Immunisation Program provides free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine to infants at two, four and six months of age. This document provides a pre-immunisation checklist and information about side effects. Includes diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine consent form

Title: Directors/coordinators book
Summary: The most detailed of all the Guidelines resources. Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity, how to develop nutrition and physical activity policies and ways to support and encourage staff, carers and families.

Title: Disability services
Summary: Accessing disability services in Victoria can be dependent on your location as well as your particular needs. Learn about the kinds of support that are available for managing disability. Understand the rights of people with a disability and their carers and find information about support groups as well as useful information for managing your healthcare.

Title: Disruptive disorders in children
Summary: Disruptive Disorders are what health professionals call the problems our children are having when they have difficulty in following the rules that most other children accept.

Title: Do you have a breast change?
Summary: A translated guide for women on breast changes and their causes, including both breast cancer and other non-cancerous changes. Also includes information on tests to find the cause of breast changes.

Title: Do you have a family history of vision loss?
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on vision loss linked to family history. With information on why knowing your family history is important, what to do next and where to seek help and services. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Do you need a hospital emergency department - or can your local doctor help?
Summary: A guide to understanding the difference between problems needing hospital emergency treatment, and those that can be helped by your local doctor.

Title: Does someone you know need a speech pathologist?
Summary: Information about common speech problems in children and adults, and how a speech pathologist can help. Please note contact numbers in these brochure are not correct

Title: Dogs and kids - dog bite prevention
Summary: The Dogs and Kids program began in 1997 as one of the first Australian initiatives to specifically address dog-bite injuries to small children by promoting dog bite prevention and socially responsible dog ownership. This poster promotes dog safety at your workplace or home.

Title: Domestic and family violence factsheet
Summary: The Australian Government does not tolerate domestic and family violence under any circumstances. Domestic and family violence includes behaviour or threats that aim to control a male or female partner by causing fear or threatening their safety. This fact sheet provides information on what domestic and family violence can include as well as contact details for culturally sensitive services in Australia.

Title: Doreens story (English of Chinese versions)
Summary: Learn about Doreen's story as a liver transplant recipient:

Title: Down syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting early intervention for their child after a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Early interventions include physiotherapy, speech therapy and sign language. They discuss respite care and the value of having a good support network of family, friends and other families of children with Down syndrome. Child health specialists talk about early intervention options and family life.

Title: Down syndrome: overview and diagnosis
Summary: IIn this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting the diagnosis during pregnancy. They say they talked with their families about how this child would fit into their lives, and about deciding to go on with the pregnancy. Also, child health specialists explain what Down syndrome is and how they test for it.

Title: Early fire safe fact sheet 1: how parents and caregivers can prevent burns and scalds
Summary: How parents and caregivers can prevent burns and scalds

Title: Early fire safe fact sheet 2: tips around the home
Summary: Fire safe behaviour is reliant on the awareness of risk and knowing what to do to reduce the risk. Adequate supervision and positive role modelling for young children is very important. Parents and carers can help reduce this risk by controlling or removing possible fire hazards around the home.

Title: Early fire safe fact sheet 3: understanding burn and scald injuries
Summary: Understanding burns and scalds injuries.

Title: Early fire safe fact sheet 4: be prepared for a fire
Summary: Advises on how to be prepared for a fire

Title: Early planning (About dementia 7)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses ways to plan ahead and organise financial and legal affairs and lists people and organisations that can help.

Title: Eating disorders in Australia
Summary: This Fact Sheet on eating disorders has been developed from evidence-based information through collaboration with National Eating Disorders Collaboration staff and eating disorders experts.

Title: Eating well for a pregnancy: tips to get enough folic acid and iodine (video)
Summary: Good nutrition during pregnancy will help to keep a developing baby and its mother healthy. The need for certain nutrients, such as iron, iodine and folic acid, is increased at this time but only a small amount of extra kilojoules is needed. It is important to choose a wide variety of foods to ensure the nutritional needs of both mother and baby are met.

Title: Eczema
Summary: Eczema is a common skin condition that usually begins before your child is one year old. The affected skin is dry, red and itchy. Sometimes these areas of skin can become cracked, weepy and then scab over. Unfortunately there is no cure for eczema. However, there are many ways to keep eczema under control and help your child feel more comfortable. Eczema is not contagious.

Title: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) fact sheet
Summary: ECT is a modern psychiatric treatment that is effective for a range of mental illnesses, including: major depression, mania, certain forms of schizophrenia, a small number of other mental and neurological disorders

Title: Emergency care: information for parents when a child has been placed in emergency care
Summary: This information sheet provides information for parents about their child being placed in emergency care.

Title: Emergency care: information for young people placed in emergency care
Summary: This fact sheet provides information to a young person about being placed in emergency care by a child protection practitioner.

Title: Emergency Department - acute low back pain patient fact sheets
Summary: Understanding low back pain

Title: Emergency Department - ankle sprain patient fact sheets
Summary: Understanding ankle sprain

Title: Emergency Department - asthma action plan patient fact sheets
Summary: Action plan for asthma

Title: Emergency, crisis and support services
Summary: Emergencies can be medical or family violence emergencies, natural disasters (such as floods, bushfires or heatwaves), communicable diseases (such as pandemic influenza) or a chemical, biological and radioactive emergency. Learn about different types of emergency and the support services that exist to help you if you are in an emergency situation in Victoria. In an emergency, call triple zero (000).

Title: End of life and palliative care services
Summary: End of life and palliative care helps improve your quality of life if you have a life-limiting illness and provides support to your family and carers. End of life and palliative care services include help with daily tasks and access to a range of emotional, spiritual and mental health care options to suit your needs. Services also provide information and advice about death and dying, advance care planning, financial planning and many other issues that can arise at the end of life. You can have end of life and palliative care services delivered in your home, at an inpatient palliative care unit, or in a local hospital.

Title: Ending a tenancy
Summary: This fact sheet covers what to do when you are moving out of a rented property. See the 'Breaking a lease' and 'When you want to leave' fact sheets for more information about how and when you can give notice to end your tenancy.

Title: Enjoy the beach safely
Summary: These videos give you 10 tips for visting an Australian beach safely.

Title: Epidural analgesia
Summary: Information about epidural analgesia (pain relief), including what drugs are used, what to expect while you're haveing an epidural anaesthetic, and the use of patient controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA).

Title: Eviction
Summary: In order to evict you, the landlord must: 1. Give you a valid Notice to Vacate (see the Notices to Vacate fact sheet for more information); and 2.Apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a Possession Order; and 3. Purchase a Warrant of Possession from the Tribunal; and 4. Give the Warrant of Possession to the police, which the police will use to evict you

Title: Exercises before and after birth
Summary: Information for women about important exercises during pregnancy and after childbirth. Amanong many others exercises for back pain and pelvic floor

Title: Expecting a baby? Bladder and bowel control problems
Summary: A translated resource for pregnant women who may be experiencing problems with bladder and bowel control. The resource covers information such as how to know when there is a problem, likelihood of getting bladder and bowel problems, having caesarean births and information on pelvic floor muscles.

Title: Extreme heat - what to do to survive the heat
Summary: Extreme heat can lead to illnesses and deaths so it’s important that you know what to do to survive the heat. For health concerns contact your doctor, or call Nurse On Call on 1300 60 60 24, or go to betterhealth.vic.gov.au.

Title: Eye health and vision care: who can help
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on who can help with eye health and vision care. With information on the different health practitioners that can help, the types of services available for people who are blind or vision impaired and details of organisations that provide information and services for eye health, blindness or low vision. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Fact sheet for parents of children at risk of anaphylaxis
Summary: Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. It usually occurs rapidly after exposure to a food, insect or medicine to which a person may already be allergic. Anaphylaxis must always be treated as a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment with adrenaline.

Title: Families and friends affected by the drug or alcohol use of someone close
Summary: A booklet to help families and friends of people affected by drug or alcohol abuse.

Title: Family and domestic violence - it is time to say enough (audio version)
Summary: This audio resource explains what family violence is and where you can find support.

Title: Family Book
Summary: Provides families with practical information and advice to support healthy eating and encourage physical activity in young children.

Title: Family matters - how to approach drug issues with your family
Summary: A guide to talking about drug issues with children and young people, including information about legal and illicit drugs and alcohol, and tips for communicating with children and young people.

Title: Family planning....? - please consider having a carrier test for genetic blood disorders
Summary: Around 1 in 20 people worlwide is thought to have inherited an altered globin gene which they could pass on to their children. If you are a carrier of an altered globin gene it is important that your partner has a blood test to determine hir or her carrier status.

Title: Family preservation order
Summary: This factsheet explains what happens when a family preservation order has been issued by the magistrate at the Children's Court because the safety and wellbeing of the children are at risk.

Title: Family reunification order
Summary: An outline of: what a 'family reunification order' is; how long it lasts; living arrangements for its duration; young people's rights and responsibilities and where to get help.

Title: Family safety pack
Summary: The Australian Government has developed a Family Safety Pack for men and women coming to Australia. It includes information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage, and a woman’s right to be safe.

Title: Family violence - technical terms (bilingual tool)
Summary: The 'Family Violence: Technical Terms Bilingual Tool is in a Language other than English (LOTE) and English side-by-side It is designed to help communication when working with interpreters to talk about family violence. The Family Violence: Technical Terms Bilingual Tool, lists and explains: - Courts and services: their names, hours and web addresses - Technical terms: and what they mean - Police roles: what they do. - Each service, term and definition is listed in a Languages other than English (LOTE) and English side by side, so they can be pointed to or circled when explaining the family violence service system.

Title: Family violence and partner visas factsheet
Summary: This translated resource provides information for partner visa holders who do not have to remain in an abusive relationship to stay in Australia. It outlines information including that a partner, family members or other people in the community cannot threaten your visa status, and that there are certain provisions in Australia's migration laws to allow you to continue with your permanent Partner visa application. It also contacts for support services, and translating and interpreting services.

Title: Family violence: what police do
Summary: The Information Sheet 'Family Violence: What Police do' has been designed to explain Victoria Police's response to family violence. They have been written for: - People who have been affected, or harmed, by family violence - People who have committed family violence - People and or services supporting them.

Title: Fees and costs for a VCAT hearing
Summary: Expenses related to VCAT hearings are divided into “fees” and “costs”. Fees are amounts you pay to VCAT. An example is the application fee for a hearing. Other fees include the fee for a warrant of possession or the fee to issue a summons. Costs are any other amounts you have to pay to go to the hearing and present your case. Examples include travel expenses and costs of preparing evidence.

Title: Fentanyl drug facts
Summary: ​This fact sheet provides the facts on fentanyl – the short and long term effects on your body and life, interaction with other drugs, fentanyl use during pregnancy, tolerance and dependence, withdrawal, overdose, driving, the law (in NSW) and telephone numbers for services in every state in Australia.

Title: Fever
Summary: Fever is usually a sign of infection in the body. Infections such as colds and flu are very common, especially in pre-school children. Young preschool children can have up to five to ten infections each year.

Title: Fever in children by Royal Childrens Hospital
Summary: Fever (a high temperature) is common in children. Fever is a normal response to many illnesses, the most common being an infection in the body. Fever itself is usually not harmful – in fact, it helps the body's immune system fight off infection.

Title: Financial information service (FIS) (audio version)
Summary: The Financial Information Service (FIS) is an education and information service available to everyone in the community. FIS helps people to make informed decisions about investment and financial issues for their current and future financial needs.

Title: Find out about bowel cancer
Summary: An easy to follow brochure which lists ways to reduce bowel cancer risk, screening recommendations as well as symptoms of bowel cancer.

Title: Finding and preventing bowel cancer
Summary: Describes early detection of bowel cancer through screening and awareness of symptoms.

Title: Finding breast cancer early: a guide to breast health
Summary: Fact sheet on breast awareness and the early detection of breast cancer.

Title: Finding out more (video)
Summary: People vary in their knowledge and understanding in regard to death and dying. Being informed can help make the right decisions.

Title: Finding the words - starting a conversation when your cancer has progressed
Summary: This resource has been developed to help women with secondary breast or ovarian cancer talk about how palliative care might help them to live as well as possible when cancer has spread.

Title: Fire danger ratings
Summary: The fire danger rating tells you how dangerous a fire would be if one started. It helps you to know when conditions are dangerous enough to put your bushfire survival plan in to action.

Title: Fire danger ratings (audio version)
Summary: Information on what activities can be undertaken during fire danger period or on Total Fire Ban days eg. having a barbeque.

Title: Fire safety for older people and people with disability
Summary: A translated brochure that has been designed to assist older people or people with disability to reduce their risk of fire and harm from fires. It encourages consideration of early warning, how to respond to a fire and other advice to help reduce risk.

Title: Fire safety video (Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria)
Summary: This video will show you what to do in the event of a fire in your high-rise apartment. Remember to call Triple 000 and ask for fire if you smell smoke. Smoke alarms will alert you to a fire but they don't alert the fire brigade. If there is a fire, always call Triple 000 and ask for fire.

Title: First aid treatment for anaphylaxis
Summary: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction and potentially life threatening. It should always be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment. Most cases of anaphylaxis occur after a person with a severe allergy is exposed to the allergen they are allergic to (usually a food, insect or medication)

Title: First foods: food from home
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: First foods: food provided by the early childhood setting
Summary: At around six months of age, a diet of breastmilk or formula alone no longer meets infants’ nutritional requirements. Other foods are needed to complement milk-feeds.

Title: First visit for parents
Summary: This factsheet explains what to expect when child protection staff visit your home.

Title: First visit for young people
Summary: This factsheet explains what to expect when a child protection worker visits your home.

Title: Fish oils
Summary: General information about the use of fish oil supplements as a treatment for arthritis. It includes information about who may benefit from taking fish oils, how much to take and where to find more information.

Title: FloodSafe (audio file)
Summary: Information on how you can prepare your family and your home for floods.

Title: FloodSafe fact sheet
Summary: Information on how you can prepare your family and your home for floods.

Title: Folic acid and pregnancy (video)
Summary: If you are thinking about having a baby, or could become pregnant, you need to know about folic acid. Folic acid is important to the healthy development of babies in early pregnancy.

Title: Food allergens (video)
Summary: Some food ingredients can cause severe allergic reactions to some people, this is known as anaphylaxis. Food which contains peanuts, tree nuts such as cashews, walnuts or almonds, shellfish, fish, milk, eggs, sesame or soybeans or their products must be labelled however small the amount. Gluten must also be labelled for those with coeliac disease. Sulphite preserves must also be labelled if there is more than 10 milligrams per kilogram. This is because it can trigger asthma attacks in some asthmatics at that level. There is more information about food allergies on the Anaphylaxis Australia website or on Allergy New Zealand’s website.

Title: Food allergy and intolerance
Summary: This brochure will give you information on managing food allergies and intolerances including buying food, eating out and information on where you can get more help.

Title: Food choices for people with diabetes
Summary: This translated document contains information on healthy eating for people with diabetes, focusing on health choices regarding fats, carbohydrates, sugars, alcohol and others. It also includes an example of a typical meal plan to help with weight management.

Title: Food ideas for busy parents
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: Food poisoning and how to prevent it
Summary: Information about what food poisoning is, why it happens and what people that work with food can do to prevent it.

Title: Foodborne disease
Summary: Causes of foodborne disease (food poisoning) and how good hygiene helps prevent infection.

Title: For people with cancer, their families and friends - the following support services may assist you
Summary: The document lists support services which assist people with cancer, their family and friends: Written Material, Free information sessions, Cancer Connect , Cancer Council Helpline, Cancer information in your language, Cancer Support Groups

Title: Forced and early marriage factsheet
Summary: This translated fact sheet outlines that forcing anybody to get married is a serious crime in Australia, and that people are free to choose whether to get married. The fact sheet provides facts on the illegality of taking or sending someone to another country for forced marriage or get someone else to organise this. It also contains contact details of support services.

Title: Fragile X syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome discuss different therapies for children. Parents and child health specialists talk about why it’s important to get early intervention as soon as possible after diagnosis. Health specialists say that children with Fragile X develop different skills at different rates. A team of therapists working together is the best way to help them

Title: Fragile X syndrome: overview
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome talk about this genetic condition. They talk about spotting the early signs, getting a diagnosis and their reaction to the diagnosis. Child health specialists explain how this condition happens. They also go through the physical, developmental, behavioural and emotional features of the syndrome.

Title: Free or low-cost kindergarten - kindergarten fee subsidy
Summary: Your child may be eligible for free or low-cost kindergarten as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to provide all children with access to a high-quality kindergarten program in the year before starting school.The kindergarten fee subsidy provides eligible four-year old children with access to a kindergarten program for up to 15 hours per week

Title: Fridge food safety (video)
Summary: Fridges are great for keeping food (and beer) cold, but they can also be havens for bacteria if packed incorrectly.
So follow these simple tips to keep your fridge healthy:
- Make sure your fridge is set below 5 degrees Celsius
- Store all food in covered containers
- Always store raw meat, chicken and fish below other foods
- Defrost food in a container on the bottom shelf, not in the sink or on the benchtop
- Throw out packaged food which is past it’s used by date, if in doubt throw it out
- Clean fridge regularly with warm, soapy water

Title: Gastroenteritis
Summary: Gastro is an illness which may cause some or all of the following symptoms: diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, fever and headache. Germs which cause gastro get into your body through your mouth and it usually takes several days for symptoms to appear. This time is known as the incubation period. Sometimes symptoms may occur within hours of the germs entering your body but it is usually longer. When people get gastro they often assume that the last meal they ate gave them food poisoning. This is usually not the case.

Title: Gastroenteritis (gastro) by the Royal Childrens Hospital
Summary: Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a bowel infection that causes diarrhoea (runny, watery poo) and sometimes vomiting. The vomiting may settle quickly, but the diarrhoea can last up to 10 days. Gastro can be caused by many different germs, although the most common cause of gastro is a viral infection. Most children do not need to take any medicine for gastro; however, it is important that they drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.

Title: Gastroenteritis in children
Summary: Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a common illness in infants and young children. It usually causes diarrhoea (watery or frequent motions/poo) and vomiting.

Title: Genital herpes (HSV)
Summary: Causes, symptoms and treatment of genital herpes, including advice on coping with a recurrence, and the correct use of condoms.

Title: Genital skin care
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides three key general facts for good genital skin care. The fact sheet includes information on the three facts (avoid irritants, protect the skin and keep it dry, and decrease friction or rubbing), some general advice regarding sexual activity, and genital First Aid.

Title: Genital warts- human papillomavirus (HPV)
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on human papillomavirus (HPV), the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different types that cause infection on the skin surface. It covers information such as what HPV is, what genital warts looks like, who and how to get HPV, diagnosis and treatment, and management of treatment side effects.

Title: Gentle exercise - nothing to lose and a lot to gain
Summary: A guide to the benefits of gentle exercise for older people, including stronger bones and muscles, a lower risk of falls and staying independent for longer.

Title: Gestational diabetes: caring for yourself and your baby
Summary: This translated booklet has been compiled to inform women and specifically pregnant women on the facts surrounding gestational diabetes, including what it is, who is at risk and why it needs to be treated. It is designed to assist in understanding the importance of managing gestational diabetes which may develop while pregnant and continue after giving birth.

Title: Getting out and about: outdoor active play
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: Getting some help if you've got a problem or you're feeling sad
Summary: This audio file provides advice on what to do if you have a problem or are feeling sad.

Title: Giardiasis
Summary: The document explains causes and prevention of giardiasis, an intestinal infection causing symptoms like diarrhoea, stomach cramps and nausea.

Title: Give your feet the care they deserve
Summary: This translated document stresses the importance of caring for your feet, especially when living with diabetes. It outlines the need for the right kinds of shoes and some other common foot problems.

Title: Giving your landlord a breach of duty notice
Summary: If your landlord fails to carry out their duties under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, you can give them a breach of duty notice. This notice tells the landlord that they are required to fix the problem or pay you compensation for any loss you have suffered because of their breach of duty (or both).

Title: Glucosamine and chondroitin
Summary: This sheet provides general information about glucosamine and chondroitin for people with arthritis, including information about the effectiveness of these supplements, current research and the possible risks.

Title: Going to court
Summary: This booklet explains what to do if you have received a Court Attendance Notice for a criminal offence and have to go to a NSW Local Court.

Title: Gonorrhoea
Summary: This translated brochure provides information on gonorrhoea, a bacterial infection of the genitals, anus or throat. It includes information about what it is, how to catch the infection, how to test for it, treatment, complications of the infection and how to use a condom correctly.

Title: Good bladder habits for everyone
Summary: You need good bladder habits for a healthy life.

Title: Good friends help us bounce back. Mental health month fact sheet 2010
Summary: The theme of Mental Health Month in 2010 is all about the benefits of friendship. Social support in general is important for bouncing back from challenges and research has shown that having friends is associated with life satisfaction and overall wellbeing.

Title: Good news about bad backs
Summary: Information about back pain including prevention and treatment.

Title: Goods left behind
Summary: If you move out of, or are evicted from, your rental property and you leave behind some of your goods (eg clothes, furniture) or personal documents (eg photos, letters), the landlord must deal with them by following the procedures set out in the Residential Tenancies Act 1997

Title: Grassfires: know your fire risk and know what to do (bilingual version)
Summary: This factsheet lists some risks and how to reduce them as well as what you need to do if a grassfire starts.

Title: Group activities
Summary: This translated ADEC brochure describes the Group Activities available through the ADEC. It outlines eligibility for the group activities, how to access the group activities and the benefits of them.

Title: Groups with specific needs (video)
Summary: Death is a reality of life, but the circumstances can vary greatly as different groups have different needs.

Title: Growing older, but staying well
Summary: This is a guide about good health for older people including ways to keep body and mind active.

Title: Guardianship & administration
Summary: This resource outlines the Office of the Public Advocate’s (OPA) process for appointing a guardian or administrator to make decisions for those with a disability through the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and supplies links to application forms. The translated resources provide brief information on the OPA and their interpreter resources which may provide access to the guardianship and administration information.

Title: Guide to conciliation conferences
Summary: This booklet explains a free service available to help people resolve a complaint without going to court.

Title: Guide to dealing with financial difficulty
Summary: This booklet explains how to get help if you have financial difficulties.

Title: Gynaecological cancers fact sheet
Summary: A translated overview of gynaecological cancers including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support

Title: Haemoglobin E
Summary: Haemoglobin E (HbE) is a common inherited condition caused by the production of an abnormal haemoglobin protein.

Title: Hand hygiene
Summary: Everyone should keep their hands clean as it is crucial for preventing the spread of infection in our hospitals and to our patients. This information is about how you can assist us in reducing the risk of infection in our wards.

Title: Hand, foot and mouth disease
Summary: Symptoms and prevention of hand, foot and mouth disease, a usually mild illness that mainly affects children under 10.

Title: Have diabetes? Live well and save money with the NDSS card (community poster)
Summary: This translated poster is targeted towards people with diabetes who may be eligible for the NDSS card. It provides a very brief summary of the NDSS and the benefits of signing up.

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: Healthy diet and bowels
Summary: This translated resource is to encourage a healthy diet with a high fibre intake, which can help in protect people against diverticular disease, haemorrhoids, constipation and chronic disease such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It provides information on what fibre is, what foods contain fibre and how much to be eating.

Title: Healthy eating and arthritis
Summary: This sheet has been written to address some common myths about food and arthritis. It provides general information about healthy eating and where to go for further information and advice. It does not provide specific advice for people with other medical conditions or food intolerances.

Title: Healthy eating and physical activity for early childhood: staff/carers book
Summary: Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity to all staff and carers in early childhood settings.

Title: Healthy start for school
Summary: If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don’t, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.

Title: Hearing impairement after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, a parent of a child with hearing impairment talks about her child’s early intervention, including hearing aids, Auslan and speech therapy. Child health specialists talk about helping parents understand what hearing impairment means for their child. They also go through some early intervention options and say why it’s important to start intervention early.

Title: Hearing impairment overview
Summary: In this short video, child health specialists talk about different types of hearing impairment. They say babies are usually screened at or soon after birth to test their hearing. Children can also be diagnosed when they’re older. Parents of children with hearing impairment and specialists talk about some of the signs that a child has a hearing impairment.

Title: Heart attack - action plan
Summary: Guide to recognising your heart attack

Title: Heat-related illness including heat stroke
Summary: This factsheet provides information on heat-related illness as well as heat stroke. Heat-related illness can range from mild conditions such as dehydration or cramps to very serious conditions such as heat stroke. Heat can also worsen many existing medical conditions.

Title: Help for anxiety problems
Summary: This leaflet describes the most common types of anxiety disorders

Title: Help for infertile couples
Summary: This translated resource provides information for couples experiencing infertility. The included information covers when a couple should see a doctor, what causes infertility and assisted reproductive technology.

Title: Help for you and your family after disaster fact sheet
Summary: Most people experience acute stress during events of natural disaster or large scale acts of violence.

Title: Helpful words when accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Summary: The document explains helpful words and terminology when accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Title: Helping someone at risk of suicide
Summary: This brochure provides you with some advises if you are concerned that someone close to you is considering taking their own life and you would like to know how to help them keep safe.

Title: Helping those around you
Summary: This file helps friends and relatives identify if someone they know needs assistance for a mental health issue and what services they can contact for assistance.

Title: Hepatitis A (NSW)
Summary: Information about hepatitis A, including how it's transmitted, prevention and treatment.

Title: Hepatitis B
Summary: Hepatitis B is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation. It is transmitted through contaminated blood and other body liquids. Hepatitis B can be prevented by immunisation.

Title: Hepatitis B and liver cancer
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about the hepatitis B virus and its link with liver cancer.

Title: Herpes
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on genital herpes, caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), either HSV-1 or HSV-2, gaining entry to the body through the delicate membranes of the genital tract, mouth, and anus, or through tiny abrasions in the skin (initial infection). It includes information such as what causes it, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, protection against genital herpes, reduction of risk, and pregnancy.

Title: HIV testing and results
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. The fact sheet includes information on what HIV and AIDS is, how someone becomes infected and then provides answers to questions covering testing and results of the HIV Antibody test.

Title: Home at last: older persons' housing and support services
Summary: HOME at Last is a service provided by Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) Inc. HAAG is a community group with a membership base of older people. Many older people are living in insecure housing, worried about where they will live in the future.Secure, affordable housing options are available but you many need assistance to find them.

Title: Home based strength and balance exercises
Summary: Exercises for older people to improve strength and balance at home. It is recommended that you consult your physiotherapist or local medical officer before starting the exercises.

Title: Home choice automated peritoneal dialysis
Summary: This is information for clients and carers who have chosen to use a dialysis machine at home. The instructions provide information about using the machine and minimising the risk of infection.

Title: Home fire safety
Summary: Most fatal fires occur in the home, but the real tragedy is that many of these could be avoided. This brochures provides a checklist on preventative measures you can undertake to minimise the chance of a fire in your house.

Title: Home fire safety (audio version)
Summary: Most fatal fires occur in the home, but the real tragedy is that many of these could be avoided. This brochures provides a checklist on preventative measures you can undertake to minimise the chance of a fire in your house.

Title: Home test kit instructions - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Summary: 4 easy steps that could help save your life

Title: Homelessness advocacy service information sheet
Summary: Do you need homelessness or social housing service support? If you have a problem with a homelessness assistance or social housing service - such as the transitional housing management (THM) program, a support service or a rooming house - Council to Homeless Persons’ (CHP) Homelessness Advocacy Service (HAS) can help.

Title: Hospitals, surgery and procedures
Summary: If you need surgery or other medical procedures, you are likely to attend a clinic or hospital in Victoria. This information will take you through the preparation for a stay in hospital, provide advice about managing your stay through to recovery and discharge. Practical information about paperwork, costs and payments is also available here.

Title: How men can prevent sexual violence
Summary: Here are some steps you can take to prevent sexual violence and ensure you have respectful sexual relationships

Title: How to administer eye drops (bilingual version)
Summary: Detailed Instructions with pictures on how to put drops in your eyes.

Title: How to be safe in and around the water
Summary: Guidelines to help prevent adults and children from drowning. Includes important safety measures to take at home, on the beach, around creeks and dams, aboard boats and while rockfishing.

Title: How to care (video)
Summary: If you never looked after someone who is seriously ill before it can be overwhelming. People find they need information and resources to help them manage daily life as a carer. This could be about how to manage medications or access transport. It could be about how to sort out your finances or find some support for themselves,

Title: How to do the test - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (video)
Summary: The video explains how to use the home test kit for bowel cancer screening. Eligible Australians aged between 50 and 74 will receive a free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program kit in the mail. Bowel cancer screening can save your life, so do your kit when you receive it in the mail. When it’s detected early, nine out of ten cases can be treated successfully.

Title: How to dress a newborn
Summary: This short video shows you how to dress a newborn. It includes tips on what order to put clothes on, and distraction techniques to help older babies who fidget on the change table.

Title: How to give EpiPen
Summary: Step by step instructions for giving EpiPen adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors.

Title: How to hold a baby
Summary: This short video shows you various holding positions for newborn babies, including facing towards and away from parents or carers. Different holding styles have different advantages. You can experiment to work out which one your baby likes best.

Title: How to keep your blood pressure healthy
Summary: Why high blood pressure (hypertension) harms health. Preventing high blood pressure.

Title: How to make your vote count
Summary: On election day you will receive two ballot papers: a green one for the House of Representatives and a white one for the Senate. This leaflet explains how to fill them in correctly.

Title: How to Quit
Summary: Finding your own strategy for quitting is important. Different methods suit different people. Choose a quitting method you feel comfortable with that suits your lifestyle. Once you've found the quitting strategy that best suits you, you'll feel more in control of your quitting attempt.

Title: How to sterilise bottles and utensils
Summary: Instructions for sterilising babies' bottles and teats.

Title: How to use an outdoor gym
Summary: This information sheet explains how to use outdoor gym equipment

Title: How to wrap a baby
Summary: This short video demonstrates different ways to wrap or swaddle a newborn baby. Wrapping is soothing for some babies and can reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents) by keeping babies on their backs during sleep

Title: HPV vaccine - preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) cancers and diseases by vaccination brochure
Summary: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both men and women. This brochure provides information about HPV, how to get vaccinated against HPV and the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.

Title: Hydrotherapy exercise cue cards
Summary: A set of cue cards to assist with exercise programs provided in a hydrotherapy pool. It is recommended that before using these exercise cards, you consult your specialist, local medical officer or physiotherapist.

Title: Hypoglycaemia and diabetes
Summary: This translated information sheet provides information on hypoglycaemia and diabetes, focusing on what the main causes and symptoms are, how it’s treated and also what to do if someone has hypoglycaemia.

Title: I have asthma
Summary: An educational colouring in book that explains what asthma is to children 4 to 8 years old.

Title: If you are pregnant, or think you may be, please inform a staff member BEFORE you have an X-ray
Summary: A multilingual poster that asks women who are pregnant or think they might be, to inform staff before having an x-ray.

Title: Immunisation (audio version)
Summary: To get a family payment for a child under 20 years of age, you need to make sure their immunisations are up to date.

Title: Important facts about Rubella for the whole community
Summary: This document contains information on Rubella, including Facts, Prevention and Treatment

Title: IMHA postcard
Summary: The IMHA postcards provide basic information on our service, your rights if you are under compulsory treatment, and how to get in contact.

Title: In an emergency, call triple zero (000)
Summary: Call triple zero to contact the police, fire or ambulance in an emergency. You can call 000 for free from any telephone in Australia.

Title: In my language: my breast cancer story
Summary: In my language: my breast cancer story shares the breast cancer experiences of women in their own languages, with subtitles in English. The women are from Italian, Greek, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic and Vietnamese speaking backgrounds. Read a bit more about their experience and watch the videos, in your language, by selecting from the menu below.

Title: Incontinence a problem in anyone's language
Summary: Incontinence is the unwanted and involuntary leakage of urine or faeces. It affects people from all cultures and it is not normal. The good news is incontinence can be treated, and in many cases cured. This flyer advertises that information is available in various languages.

Title: Infant formula
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: Information for women about family history of breast cancer and ovarian cancer
Summary: A translated brochure about how understanding your family history of breast or ovarian cancer can provide an indication of your chance of developing either disease. It includes information on why breast or ovarian cancer occurs, a woman's chance of developing it, what's meant by family history and early detection.

Title: Information for women with early breast cancer - NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Summary: A comprehensive, translated guide for women with early breast cancer, including treatment, effects of treatment on fertility, impact on sexuality, coping and getting support, and returning to work.

Title: Information on the most common eye conditions
Summary: Information on the Eye and Ear hospital as well as on the most common eye conditions: Cataracts, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy.

Title: Information sheet on age related macular degeneration (AMD)
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). With information on what AMD is, symptoms, who is at risk, what can be done and where to seek help and services. This information is also available in text and audio.

Title: Information sheet on cataracts
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on cataracts. With information on what is a cataract, symptoms, who is at risk, what can be done and where to seek information and services. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Information sheet on diabetic retinopathy
Summary: Health promotion information sheets on diabetic retinopathy (DR). With information on what DR is, symptoms, who is at risk, what can be done and where to seek help and services. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Information sheet on glaucoma
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on glaucoma. With information on what is glaucoma, symptoms, who is at risk, what can be done and where to seek help and services. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Information sheet on refractive error
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on refractive error. With information on what is refractive error, symptoms, who is at risk, what can be done and where to seek help and services. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Informed consent - what are my rights?
Summary: This video explains what informed consent means for you.

Title: Informed financial consent: bulk billing patient consent form
Summary: Consent form to be signed by patient for bulk billing

Title: Informed financial consent: non-bulk billing patient consent form
Summary: Financial consent form for non-bulk billing

Title: Ingredient list, percentage labelling and food additives (video)
Summary: Food products contain ingredient lists than can usually be found on the back of food products. Ingredients must be listed in descending order by ingoing weight at the time of manufacture – so essentially the greatest ingredient is first and the least last. The ingredient list will also probably show a percentage of the main or ‘characterising’ ingredient, such as the meat in a meat pie or strawberries in strawberry yoghurt.

Title: Instructions for a mid-stream urine specimen for men and women
Summary: Instructions for both men and women on how to provide a mid-stream urine specimen for a urine test.

Title: Insulin and diabetes
Summary: This translated resource provides information about the role of insulin in the management of diabetes. It covers questions regarding what it is, why it has to be injected, they types of insulin and some tips about insulin.

Title: Intellectual disability
Summary: This translated fact sheet about intellectual disability provides information on what is intellectual disability, how a child is diagnosed, what can be done to help and what causes intellectual disability.

Title: Interactive or online gambling
Summary: This leaflet outlines some of the indications that someone has a problem with interactive or online gambling. It also provides tips on how to gamble responsibly online

Title: Interim accommodation order: information for young people
Summary: An outline of: what an 'Interim Accomodation order' is; how long it lasts; living arrangements for its duration; young people's rights and responsibilities and where to get help

Title: Interim accomodation order: information for parents
Summary: An outline of: what an 'Interim Accomodation order' is; how long it lasts; living arrangements for its duration; parent's rights and responsibilities and where to get legal help

Title: Interpreter fact sheets
Summary: If you have any difficulties communicating in English with our staff, you are entitled to the services of a professional interpreter.

Title: Introduction to CareSearch (video)
Summary: This is an overview of the CareSearch website for the general community.

Title: Introduction to the refugee minor program (RMP)
Summary: The RMP provides support to children and young people who are refugees, under 18 years of age and are in Victoria without their parents. They are known as ‘Unaccompanied Humanitarian (or Refugee) Minors’ (UHM’s). The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) refer UHM clients who reside in Victoria with a custodian or a carer to the RMP

Title: Iodine and pregnancy (video)
Summary: If you are thinking about having a baby, or could become pregnant, you need to know about iodine supplements. In Australia and New Zealand there has recently been a re-emergence of iodine deficiency. Iodine is an essential mineral that we get from the food we eat. While dairy foods and seafood are good sources of iodine, the amount of iodine in our diet depends on how much iodine is in the soil. A diet low in iodine may lead to a number of health problems. Iodine is particularly important for pregnant and breastfeeding women, the developing baby in the womb, babies and young children are at the greatest risk.

Title: Jaundice in newborn babies
Summary: Jaundice in newborn babies is a yellow colouration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. Visible jaundice occurs in one third to a half of normal newborn babies. It usually does not cause problems and generally fades by the end of the first week after birth. If the jaundice appears within 24 hours of birth, or is yet present after 2 weeks, contact your doctor or local hospital.

Title: Keeping children on the move
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: Keeping the kitchen clean (video)
Summary: In the kitchen, food poisoning bacteria are brought in on raw foods like chicken, meat and vegetables. Bacteria can also be transferred on work surfaces, cutting boards, knives and other kitchen equipment. So follow these simple tips to avoid cross contamination:
- Thoroughly clean food preparation surfaces
- Clean kitchen equipment properly during and after preparing foods, using warm soapy water
- Store raw meat, chicken and fish in the fridge below other foods
- Make sure all foods are covered when stored in the fridge
- Wash hands thoroughly before handling food and after handling raw foods


Title: Keeping your details up to date (Audio version)
Summary: Centrelink reviews your details to make sure people get the right payment amount and also checks people are eligible for a payment.

Title: Kessler 10 (K10) assessment form
Summary: The Kessler (K10) measure is a 10-item self-report questionnaire intended to yield a global measure of "psychological distress" based on questions about the level of anxiety and depressive symptoms in the most recent 4-week period.

Title: Kessler 10 (K10) brochure - whose recovery and outcome are they anyway?
Summary: This brochure provides information about consumer self-assessment in mental health. It includes information about the Kessler 10 and how it will be used, as well as the Consumer Wellness Plan.

Title: Kidney transplant factsheet: a treatment option
Summary: When kidney failure becomes very advanced, your kidneys are so damaged they can no longer do their job. A transplant is a treatment for kidney failure but it is not a cure. A transplant potentially offers a more active life and a longer life, free from dialysis as well as dietary restrictions. However, your new kidney needs a lifetime of care.

Title: Kids can drown without a sound
Summary: A literature review identified portable pools as a high risk location for child drowning and near drowning. Discussions with bilingual workers, key informants and focus group participants also identified the need for water safety education among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. Kids Health developed a portable pool safety brochure titles "Kids Can Drown Without a Sound" based on focus group feedback conducted by Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) to raise awareness of the safety issues associated with portable swimming pools and the legal requirement for fencing to English and non-English speaking community groups.

Title: Kindness: little acts, big impacts!
Summary: Just like your physical health and fitness, your mental health is worth taking care of and improving. This is true for everyone, regardless of whether they have or have not experienced mental illness.

Title: Know the score know the risk
Summary: A translated AUSDRISK risk assessment tool that measures a person’s potential for developing type 2 diabetes. A numerical score determines if a person has a high, moderate or low risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Title: Ladder safety matters - Mick's story
Summary: Ladders are associated with more deaths and injuries than any other household product and older men are over-represented in the statistics. Case studies featuring three Victorian men who fell from a ladder while doing home maintenance were developed. Almost every ladder injury was preventable, and that is why older men are being encouraged to make safety matter when using a ladder. This is Mick's story

Title: Ladder safety matters - Nick's story
Summary: Ladders are associated with more deaths and injuries than any other household product and older men are over-represented in the statistics. Case studies featuring three Victorian men who fell from a ladder while doing home maintenance were developed. Almost every ladder injury was preventable, and that is why older men are being encouraged to make safety matter when using a ladder. This is Nick's story

Title: Ladder safety matters - Paul's story
Summary: Ladders are associated with more deaths and injuries than any other household product and older men are over-represented in the statistics. Case studies featuring three Victorian men who fell from a ladder while doing home maintenance were developed. Almost every ladder injury was preventable, and that is why older men are being encouraged to make safety matter when using a ladder. This is Paul's story

Title: Later Stages Of Dementia (Caring for someone with dementia no. 20)
Summary: This Help Sheet describes what to expect in the later stages of dementia as a person with dementia become increasingly frail and some issues that may be useful to consider.

Title: Lead and health - is your family at risk?
Summary: The health risks of lead in the environment and how to avoid them.

Title: Legionnaires disease
Summary: A guide to Legionnaire's disease, including, causes, prevention, symptoms and treatment.

Title: Leptospirosis
Summary: A guide to leptospirosis, a bacterial infection that can affect humans and animals, and which is more common in north eastern NSW and Queensland. People who have close contact with animals are more at risk from this disease. Information includes causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Title: Linking kidney health, heart health, blood pressure and diabetes
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains how people who have diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and/or cardiovascular disease are at an increased risk of chronic kidney disease. It focuses on identifying the signs and risk factors, as well as choosing a healthy lifestyle.

Title: Listeriosis
Summary: A guide to preventing listeria infection or listeriosis, a rare but serious foodborne disease.

Title: Live well with diabetes with the NDSS card - 4 page brochure
Summary: This translated poster is targeted towards people with diabetes who may be eligible for the NDSS card. It provides a very brief summary of the NDSS and the benefits of signing up.

Title: Liver cancer fact sheet
Summary: An overview of liver cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Title: Living well with chronic heart failure
Summary: This fact sheet explains what chronic heart failure is and lists the symptoms of chronic heart failure. It also shows how to manage chronic heart failure and includes an action plan

Title: Living well with metastatic breast cancer - Section 3
Summary: This bilingual section gives you information about practical supports to help you at home and planning ahead, as well as tips to help you live well.

Title: Living well with metastatic breast cancer - Section 3 (audio file)
Summary: This bilingual section gives you information about practical supports to help you at home and planning ahead, as well as tips to help you live well.

Title: Living with a terminal illness (video)
Summary: When you have a serious illness there are things to consider. You may want to think about your quality of life. What is important now? Whether you continue to work, how things are likely to change and how you can prepare for them is important.

Title: Living with Parkinson's disease (help sheet 3)
Summary: This is a Help Sheet for people with Parkinson’s disease. It explains some of the things you can do to manage your symptoms and live well.

Title: Long term care order - information for young people
Summary: An outline of: what a 'long term care order' is; how long it lasts; living arrangements for its duration; young people's rights and responsibilities and where to get help.

Title: Looking after your legs
Summary: Practical guide for preventing problems with legs including varicose veins, swelling leg ulcers and blood clots.

Title: Looking after yourself with chronic kidney disease
Summary: Once you have been diagnosed with kidney disease there are many actions you can take to slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep you away from treatment such as dialysis and transplantation for as long as possible.

Title: Losing a finger: it can happen to anyone
Summary: Prevention of hand injuries, including first aid information to save an amputed finger.

Title: Lumbar sympathetic nerve block
Summary: What to expect if you have a lumbar sympathetic nerve block to relieve pain.

Title: Lunchbox Ideas: meals for early childhood settings
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochues covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: Lung cancer fact sheet
Summary: An overview of lung cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Title: Make a complaint in other languages: make a complaint to DSC about the provision of services by a Victorian disability service.
Summary: This translated resource enables individuals to make a complaint to the Office of the Disability Services Commissioner if they are not happy with their disability service provider in Victoria, Australia. It outlines the ability for family or friends to talk on their behalf and that the service is free and independant of government and other services.

Title: Making a complaint
Summary: The Making a Complaint fact sheet provides an introduction for people considering making a complaint, or responding to a complaint, before the Australian Human Rights Commission, (previously known as the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission).

Title: Making a complaint - Health Complaints Commissioner
Summary: You have the right to access safe, quality healthcare and to be treated with respect. Raising your concerns when this doesn’t happen protects your rights and can improve the health system for all Victorians. How can I launch a complaint with the Health Complaints Commissioner?

Title: Making a complaint - Victoria Police
Summary: This information sheet explaints how to make a complaint about police

Title: Making a complaint (DHHS Victoria)
Summary: This brochure tells you how to make a complaint is you feel a service is unsatifactory, you did not receive enough information or choice or your were not treated well.

Title: Making a complaint (mental health)
Summary: These translated resources provide information on the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, an independant, specialist complaints organisation created by the Mental Health Act 2014. The information sheet outlines who the organisation is, how to make complaints, what happens when a complaint is made and the lawful right to speak up or complain about a public mental health service.

Title: Making the most of respite care (Caring for someone with dementia no. 6)
Summary: This Help Sheet discusses some of the ways that families and carers can make respite care a positive experience for themselves and for the person with dementia. It provides some practical suggestions for planning and using respite.

Title: Managing hypoglycaemia
Summary: This translated fact sheet contains information for people with diabetes and hypoglycaemia. The fact sheet outlines what the main causes are, the symptoms, treatment and what happens if not treated as well as other things to consider.

Title: Manual wheelchair
Summary: The manual wheelchair resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a manual wheelchair safely.

Title: Many ways to get help
Summary: If you are experiencing problems with gambling, or someone close to you has a problem, help is available. Gambling affects people from all walks of life. This resource will help people with gambling problems to get support as well as those close to them who are affected by their gambling.

Title: Mastitis causes, prevention and treatment
Summary: Translated information about mastitis causes and treatment. It also includes ifnormation on the use of antibiotics.

Title: Measles - community fact sheet
Summary: Measles is a very infectious viral illness. People can get unwell with measles seven (7) to 18 days after contact with a person sick with measles.

Title: Medical treatments for Parkinson's (Help sheet 2)
Summary: This help sheet outlines medical treatments available for Parkinson's disease

Title: Medical/Radiation oncologist question prompt list
Summary: This is a list of questions you can ask when you see a medical or radiation oncologist to help you get the information you want about your illness and possible treatments. You and your family can use this pamphlet to help you decide what you need to ask your oncologist each time you have an appointment.

Title: Medically supervised injecting room
Summary: The Victorian Government is trialling a medically supervised injecting room (MSIR) at North Richmond Community Health. The MSIR will act as a gateway for clients to link with other health and support services, ensuring they have access to the full range of education and treatment they to need to reduce harm from their drug use and ultimately kick their drug dependency. It will also work to reduce overdose deaths and overdose harm, improve neighbourhood amenity for local residents and businesses, and reduce the number of discarded needles and syringes in the neighbouring areas.

Title: Medications for type 2 diabetes
Summary: A translated fact sheet that describes the six classes of medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It also covers the possibility of combining medications, other medications and the potential of having to go on to insulin.

Title: Medicines and Arthritis
Summary: General information about the main types of medicines used for people with arthritis. It also gives tips on the safe use of medicines and where to go for further information. This sheet does not cover the full range of possible side effects for each medicine, which should be discussed further with a doctor or pharmacist.

Title: Melanoma fact sheet
Summary: An overview of melanoma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Title: Meningitis
Summary: The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a lining called the meninges. Infection or inflammation of the meninges is called meningitis. There is normally a fluid between the meninges and the brain or spinal cord called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In meningitis, the CSF becomes infected.

Title: Meningococcal ACWY secondary school vaccine program
Summary: This document provides information about the four-in-one combined vaccine for protection against meningococcal A, C, W, Y strains that is free to secondary school students in Victoria. It must be signed by the parents/carers of eligible young people under 18 years old so they can receive the vaccine at secondary school.

Title: Meningococcal disease
Summary: Information about meningococcal disease, an uncommon but serious disease, which is more likely to affect small children, adolescents and young adults. Includes symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Title: Mental health services
Summary: This subtitled video provides information on the range of mental health support services available in Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It outlines how these services can provide treatment, information, tools and advice on how to deal with a range of mental health issues.

Title: Mercury in fish (video)
Summary: The Australian Dietary Guidelines say that everyone should eat one or two fish meals per week for good health. The good news is that it is safe for everyone to eat 2-3 serves per week of most types of fish. shark, marlin and swordfish should only be eaten once a week by the general population because they have levels of naturally occurring mercury.

Title: Metastatic breast cancer - finding your way- section 1
Summary: This bilingual section is about what it means to have metastatic breast cancer and the health professionals that can support you.

Title: Metastatic breast cancer - finding your way- section 1 (audio file)
Summary: This bilingual section is about what it means to have metastatic breast cancer and the health professionals that can support you.

Title: Methamphetamine (Speed and Ice) drug facts
Summary: This easy to read fact sheet provides the facts on methamphetamine including ‘speed’ and ‘ice’ – the short and long term effects on your body and life, interaction with other drugs, methamphetamine use during pregnancy, tolerance and dependence, withdrawal, overdose, driving, the law (in NSW) and telephone numbers for services in every state in Australia.

Title: Methotrexate
Summary: Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat certain childhood rheumatic conditions, including juvenile arthritis (JIA), lupus (also known as SLE), uveitis, dermatomyositis and scleroderma. Methotrexate is a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that reduces damage from inflammation.

Title: Milk and young children
Summary: A guide to help parents encourage healthy eating in children over 12 months who want more milk than they need.

Title: Minimising the risk of SIDS
Summary: This short video shows how to reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents). It also includes tips on safe sleeping, sleeping baby on back, sleeping baby at the end of the cot, avoiding a flat head, and sleeping arrangements. It highlights the importance of providing a smoke-free sleeping environment for your baby.

Title: Mistaken internet payments fact sheet
Summary: This factsheet describes what to do if you make a mistake when transferring money electronically or if someone accesses your account without your consent.

Title: Molluscum contagiosum
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on Molluscum Contagiosum, a harmless skin infection caused by a pox virus. The fact sheet outlines, what it is, how it’s transmitted, what it looks like, how long lumps take to develop and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Title: Mulitlingual phone service
Summary: You can call the Multilingual Phone Service on 131 202 to speak to someone in your language about Centrelink payments and services.

Title: Multicultural respite
Summary: This translated ADEC brochure describes the Multicultural Respite services including home respite and out of home respite. It describes eligibility for Older Carer's Repite and Multicultural Respite, how to access respite care and the benefits.

Title: Multicultural services video
Summary: You can contact the Multicultural Services to speak to someone in your language about Centrelink payments and services.

Title: Murray Valley encephalitis
Summary: A guide to Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE), a serious mosquito borne disease, usually occurring in remote north western Australia.

Title: My Aged Care
Summary: This website provides information explaining what My Aged Care is.

Title: My health records - my rights
Summary: What are my rights? Under Victorian law, you have the right to know what health information is held about you, how and why it was collected and what it’s being used for. You can ask to see your health information and change it if it’s incorrect. You can also ask to have your health information sent to another health service provider. If these requests are refused, you deserve a written explanation.

Title: My NDIS pathway (video and fact sheet)
Summary: It is important to understand how the NDIS works and whether you are eligible to participate. If you are, you will develop a plan with the NDIS to help you access the supports you need. Your plan will be reviewed over time so you will get the right support for as long as you need it. This video and fact sheet will help you understand the path you will travel as the NDIS works with you. It will provide an overview of what to expect at each stage.

Title: My pocket health card
Summary: This resource is intended to be a foldable wallet sized checklist of questions to consider asking health professionals to participate in your health care.

Title: Mycoplasma genitalium Mg
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on Mycoplasma genitalium Mg, a bacterium that infects the urethra, cervix and anus. It includes information on what it is, how it’s transmitted, signs and symptoms for men and women, testing and treatment of sexual partners and how to avoid getting it again.

Title: Myths and facts about autism
Summary: This table shares some of the common misconceptions about autism within culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and gives a factual response to each myth in order to support a greater understanding of autism.

Title: Nappy changing
Summary: This short video demonstrates how to change disposable and cloth nappies. The video also has hygiene and general health tips about changing nappies and cleaning baby bottoms.

Title: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Summary: This translated ADEC flyer introduces the NDIS and provides ways for individuals to contact the ADEC to help assist and provide information on the NDIS.

Title: Navigating care (bilingual video)
Summary: This is an innovative multi media project that aims to increase awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Title: New child care package brochure
Summary: A brochure with information on New Child Care Package, including what’s changing and how to transition.

Title: New parent checklist
Summary: A checklist of things you need to do if your baby is born with Down Syndrome, from enjoying your baby to contacting Centrelink.

Title: New to Australia - looking for work (video)
Summary: This video explains how you can apply for financial goverment support while you are looking for work

Title: New to Australia - Medicare card and Health Care card
Summary: This video talks about the Medicare Card and the Health Care Card and the types of concessions you can get. It is important to tell the department when your circumstances change.

Title: New to Australia - payments (video)
Summary: In Australia, the government helps people with a wide range of payments. This video outlines if you are eligible and how you can apply for these payments.

Title: New tobacco laws
Summary: This document provides specific information for enforcing and providing education for the various aspects of the Tobacco Act 1987 for workplaces.

Title: Nina's story (English of Chinese versions)
Summary: Learn about Nina’s story and her work in organ and tissue donation for transplantation

Title: Nitrous Oxide drug facts
Summary: This fact sheet provides the facts on nitrous oxide – the short and long term effects on your body and life, interaction with other drugs, inhalants use during pregnancy, tolerance and dependence, withdrawal, driving, the law (in NSW) and telephone numbers for services in every state in Australia.

Title: No one knows your body like you do
Summary: Flyer providing information about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Title: No thin drinks/soup allowed due to swallowing difficulty
Summary: A sign for hospital use alerting staff caring for patients with swallowing difficulties to give no thin liquids (water, milk, soft drinks, tea, coffee, juices, soups, etc), and allow thick drinks only.

Title: Nocturia - going to the toilet at night
Summary: This translated document describes what Nocturia is and its causes which include (but are not limited to) heart problems, kidney problems, and diabetes (type 1 and 2). It also covers issues with lowering intake of liquids, what a person should do and how it can be treated.

Title: Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU)
Summary: Information about non-gonoccocal urethritis, a common sexually transmitted infection in men, including causes, prevention and complications. Includes information about how to use a condom correctly.

Title: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Summary: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medicines commonly used to treat painful swollen joints. They are not steroids but are effective in reducing pain and tension. (Brand names: Brufen, Naprosyn, Voltaren, Celebrex, Naprogesic)

Title: Notice to vacate
Summary: If the landlord wants you to move out of the property, they must give you a valid notice to vacate. There are various reasons why your landlord can give you a notice to vacate, and the length of the notice period depends on why the landlord is giving you notice and whether or not you have a fixed-term tenancy agreement.

Title: Nutrition & kidney failure
Summary: When you have chronic kidney disease, diet can be an important part of your treatment. Your recommended diet may change overtime if your kidney condition or medical treatment changes.

Title: Nutrition panels (video)
Summary: Nutrition information panels can be found on nearly all packaged foods. They list the energy in kilojoules, the protein, the total fats and saturated fats, the total carbohydrates and sugar, and the sodium which is salt. There are two columns: one by serve and the other by 100 grams. The 100 gram column can help you choose healthier products as you can compare similar foods.

Title: On the road to recovery
Summary: On the road to recovery is a resource that has been developed with and for people who have completed cancer treatment and their carers, families and friends who speak a language other than English. Consultation was undertaken with the different language groups and the themes identified formed the basis of the final resources developed. In addition the Arabic, Italian and Vietnamese resources have been published as a bilingual resource with English. Most of the information in this booklet has been adapted with permission from Cancer Council’s English language booklets including ‘Living well after cancer’ as well as the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre DVD ‘Just take it day to day: a guide to surviving life after cancer’ and various Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre written resources. On the Road to Recovery is the result of a partnership between the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Cancer Councils. This project is a Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, funded by the Australian Government.

Title: On the road to recovery (audio)
Summary: On the road to recovery is a resource that has been developed with and for people who have completed cancer treatment and their carers, families and friends who speak a language other than English. Consultation was undertaken with the different language groups and the themes identified formed the basis of the final resources developed.

Title: One in three women who ever had a baby wet themselves
Summary: Women who have even just on baby are nearly three times more likely to leak urine and wet themselves, than women who have not had a baby. The more babies you have, the more chance there is that you will leak urine and wet yourself.

Title: Oral health during pregnancy
Summary: Taking care of your gums and teeth during pregnancy is important for you and your baby

Title: Organising a funeral for your baby
Summary: This help-sheet is for parents who have had a baby die recently and need to arrange a funeral. It provides information about processes and choices such as taking the baby's body home from hospital, engaging a funeral service, working with a religious/church representative and ensuring customs are respected. It is for parents whose first language is not English and may not be aware of options available for them in regards to funerals acutely after the death of their baby.

Title: Osteoarthritis
Summary: General information on osteoarthritis, its affects, how it can be managed, and where to find further information and advice. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that affects the whole joint including bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles.

Title: Outpatient information brochure
Summary: This brochure explains what an outpatient is and list your rights and responsibilities.

Title: Over toilet aid
Summary: The over toilet aid resource provides clear, concise instructions on using an over toilet aid safely.

Title: Overactive bladder and urgency
Summary: The bladder is a muscle which contracts to empty the bladder when it is full and you are ready to empty. An overactive bladder means the bladder contracts before it is full. It can sometimes contract when you are not ready. (link to bilingual resource)

Title: Pain relief for children
Summary: Pain is common in many injuries and illnesses in children, as well as after having an operation (post-operative pain). Your child may need pain-reliever medicine (analgesic), such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to help reduce or control their pain. Paracetamol and ibuprofen do not treat the cause of your child's pain; both medicines just relieve the feelings of the pain.

Title: Palliative care - helping people with life-limiting illness live well (Bilingual factsheet)
Summary: This leaflet outlines how palliative care can help those with a life-limiting illness and their families to have the best possible quality of life.

Title: Parents count too - helping your child with measuring length and area
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents/carers which describes how children learn about measurement and offers practical and fun suggstions for developing this skill.

Title: Parents count too - helping your child with measuring temperature and time
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers which outlines how children learn about temperature and time. It provides practical ideas for developing these concepts at home.

Title: Parents count too - helping your child with measuring volume and mass
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers which describes how children learn about volume and mass and provides advice on games and activities that will develop skills.

Title: Parents count too - helping your child with mental calculations
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents/carers which describes how to foster the development of using mental strategies to solve problems in common daily activities.

Title: Parents count too - helping your child with patterns and algebra
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers which outlines activities to help children to recognise, make, describe and continue repeating patterns.

Title: Parents count too - helping your child with representing and interpreting graphs and tables
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers which describes activities to promote children's understanding of graphs and tables.

Title: Parents count too - helping your child with shapes and objects
Summary: This factsheet explains what spatial mathematics is and how you can help your child to identify the different shapes such as triangles and circles.

Title: Parents count too: helping your child with arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Summary: This factsheets has information to help parents teach their children to count.

Title: Parents count too: helping your child with counting
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers providing ideas on how to help children develop skills in counting.

Title: Participant first invitation (pre-invitation) letter
Summary: Example of letter advising people of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the importance of participating.

Title: Participant invitation letter (with kit)
Summary: Example of letter advising people of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the importance of participating.

Title: Partnership planning
Summary: This sheet is designed to identify specific people who could help. It provides lines to add names of local people and services, and is colour coded under each of the developmental

Title: Parvovirus B19 and Fifth disease
Summary: Information about parvovirus B19, a common virus causing 'fifth disease', a mild illness that is more likely to affect children.

Title: Passive smoking
Summary: Passive smoking is breathing in smoke from other people's cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Smoke that is breathed out by a smoker is called mainstream smoke. The smoke drifting from the burning end of a cigarette is called sidestream smoke. Second Hand Smoke (SHS) also known as Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) is a combination of mainstream and sidestream smoke with each contributing to about half of the smoke generated. Parental smoking is the commonest source of ETS exposure for children.

Title: Patient controlled analgesia - PCA
Summary: You may experience some discomfort and pain after your surgery. This card will explain to you how you can help control that discomfort or pain.

Title: Patient controlled analgesia (PCA)
Summary: Information for patients using patient controlled analgesia (PCA) to control pain.

Title: Patient guide to total hip replacement (THR) surgery
Summary: This brochure provides easily understandable information for patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery. It contains an explanation of what will happen before, during and after their hospital admission and explains the various roles of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, involved in their care. By providing this information to patients undergoing this surgery, as well as to their families, we hope to optimise post operative outcomes and facilitate a safe and timely discharge.

Title: Patient information MRSA in the community
Summary: This brochure answers questions about staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA, and what to do if a person has MRSA at hospital and at home.

Title: Patient information on Paracetamol
Summary: Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic). This information sheet has been produced by the Australian Rheumatology Association to help you understand what Paracetamol is and how it is used for relief of arthritis pain.

Title: Peanut allergy - NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Summary: Information for parents about peanut allergy in children.

Title: Peanut allergy and peanut free diet
Summary: Peanut allergy is a reaction which occurs soon after exposure to peanuts or peanut products. It is due to lgE allergy antibodies against peanut proteins.

Title: Pelvic floor muscle training for men
Summary: The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone in front.

Title: Pelvic floor muscle training for women
Summary: The document explains how to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong. The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone in front.

Title: Penis and foreskin care
Summary: It is important to look after your child's penis and foreskin to keep it healthy and prevent redness, pain and infection. The foreskin is the loose skin covering the head (glans) of the penis. The foreskin cannot be retracted (pulled back from the head of the penis) in most newborns, but over time the foreskin separates and is able to be retracted.

Title: Pertussis (whooping cough)
Summary: Information about pertussis (whooping cough), a disease that can be very serious in small children, but is preventable by immunisation.

Title: Pets and your tenancy
Summary: The Residential Tenancies Act 1997, which sets out the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, doesn’t say anything about keeping pets on a rental property. However, many leases have a ‘no pets’ clause that prohibits tenants from keeping pets. If you have a pet or intend to get one, you should make sure your landlord agrees to this before you rent the property.

Title: Physical activity
Summary: A translated NDSS document that highlights the important of exercise for people with diabetes. It covers the benefits of exercise, the types of exercise and amount of time exercising required for the management of diabetes, emphasising the need to keep active.

Title: Plan for the future: Decisions about your life
Summary: If you get sick or injured, and need someone else to make decisions or help you do things you can choose someone who can make decisions for you if you can't by making an 'enduring power of attorney'. For example, as you get older, you might need help to go to the bank or to get aged care services.

Title: Plan for the future: Decisions about your medical treatment
Summary: If you can't make a medical treatment decision because you are very sick the law says who can make this decision for you. If you want to choose who can make medical treatment decisions for you fill in the 'appointment of medical treatment decision maker' form.

Title: Planning ahead -tools for your future legal, health and financial decisions
Summary: Replace a will, make a power of attorney, appoint an enduring guardian

Title: Planning and coordinating healthcare
Summary: Your healthcare requirements are uniquely yours. You have an opportunity to plan and coordinate your healthcare within a wide range of services and support available to people in Victoria. These pages will provide information about making decisions and coordinating payment for your healthcare as well as your rights and responsibilities and the best ways to communicate about health.

Title: Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers
Summary: This fact sheet explains how to care for your child in a cast at home. Please read the following instructions carefully. If you have any questions or problems, please see your GP or go to the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.

Title: Play is all about learning - a guide to play for parents of children 2 and a half to 5 years
Summary: Information for parents of children aged 21/2 to 5 on how play helps children learn and develop, and how playing with children build good relationships between parents and children. Includes practical tips for the type of play that helps children learn, and how playgroups can benefit both children and parents.

Title: Play is all about learning - a guide to play for parents of children birth to 2 and a half years
Summary: Information for parents with children 0 to 2 1/2 years on why play helps children learn and develop, and how playing with children helps builds good relationships between parents and children. Includes tips on the type of play that helps children learn, and information about how playgroups can benefit children and parents.

Title: Poisonous plants or harmful plants
Summary: Lots of plants are poisonous or capable of causing highly allergic reactions. Some will also pierce you with their sharp spines. Few actually do lasting harm but some should be treated with care and respect..

Title: Polio immunisation information
Summary: This translated information resource provides information on Poliomyelitis (polio) and the Polio vaccine. It includes what it is, the vaccine, possible side effects of the vaccine and a short pre-immunisation checklist.

Title: Poor bowel control
Summary: People with poor bowel control accidentally pass bowel motions at the wrong time or in the wrong place. They may also pass wind when they do not mean to.

Title: Portable swimming pool safety considerations
Summary: This fact sheet outlines the safety issues linked to portable pools.

Title: Positive eating practices
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: Possible health effects of IVF
Summary: This information sheet describes the possible physical and emotional health effects of IVF for men and women, and outcomes for children born as a result of treatment.

Title: Poster- National Bowel Cancer Screening Program campaign
Summary: Poster for National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Campaign

Title: Postnatal Edinburgh Scale
Summary: A screening questionnaire to check for depression during the post-natal period. For professional use.

Title: Power outages: using alternative fuel and electricity generation safely
Summary: When power outages occur, usually as a result of severe weather events, people sometimes use alternative sources of fuel or electricity generation for cooking, lighting, heating, or power. Portable generators can allow some normal activities to continue, however it is important to use them with extreme caution.

Title: Pregnancy and birth services
Summary: This translated video provides information on involving health services early and fully understanding your childbirth options to give a great start to a rewarding birth experience. The video outlines the who’s who during pregnancy, birth and newborn care, and helps to understand which records and paperwork are required as well as payment options for having a baby and newborn care in Victoria.

Title: Pregnancy and diabetes
Summary: A translated NDSS fact sheet that advises women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the best preparation for a healthy pregnancy before falling pregnant. It advises on contraception, planning for pregnancy, being pregnant with diabetes and unplanned pregnancy. It also includes a pregnancy planning checklist.

Title: Prevent falling in hospitals
Summary: Falls amongst older people represent a very large public health problem. This booklet has been designed to help prevent falls amongst hospital patients. It will tell you how, when and why falls occur, and what you, your family members and carers can do to help stop falls from occurring.

Title: Prevent type 2 diabetes (What is type 2 Diabetes?)
Summary: This translated pamphlet provides basic information on what exactly type 2 diabetes is. It also outlines the symptoms and gives 5 ways to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Title: Preventing stroke: is it time to change your lifestyle?
Summary: How diet and exercise can help prevent stroke.

Title: PrEP Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The fact sheet information covers what it is, is it suitable, is it covered under Medicare, is it effective and safe, and also what is needed to get PrEP and the medication. It also covers whether it protects against sexually transmitted infections.

Title: Primary victims applicants brochure
Summary: Definitions and entitlements of Primary Victims under Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.

Title: Privacy as a tenant
Summary: The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 states that you have a right to ‘quiet enjoyment’ of your rental property. Landlords and real estate agents do have some rights of entry, but they must meet with certain requirements. If they don’t meet with these requirements, you don’t have to let them into your home.

Title: Privacy statement
Summary: The Commission has a Privacy Management Plan, which describes in detail the steps taken to protect your privacy.

Title: Products to help you stop smoking
Summary: Guide to products to help you quit smoking, including nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges, sublingual tablets and inhalers) and medication. Also includes other strategies to help you quit.

Title: Prolapse
Summary: The document explains what is a vaginal (or pelvic organ) prolapse is.

Title: Property inspection checklist: student housing
Summary: Each time you inspect a rental property, bring a copy of this checklist with you. As you go about making the inspection, put a tick or cross in the address column or make a brief note. This will help you compare properties before you put in your application/s.

Title: Prostate cancer fact sheet
Summary: An overview of prostate cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support

Title: Prostate cancer: testing and treatment - what you need to know
Summary: This fact sheet answers some common questions about testing and treatment for prostate cancer.

Title: Prostate cancer: what are the treatment options?
Summary: Information about prostate cancer treatments to help men decide which is the best choice for them.

Title: Protect yourself against Shingles
Summary: Your vaccinations don't stop at childhood. This brochure is about shingles, the shingles vaccine and how to protect yourself against shingles. A free shingles vaccine is available for people aged 70 to 79 years of age.

Title: Protect yourself from Thunderstorm Asthma (poster)
Summary: A poster - Protect yourself from thunderstorm asthma

Title: Psittacosis
Summary: Information about psittacosis, an uncommon disease that can be passed to humans by birds. Includes causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Title: Public housing rents
Summary: If you live in public housing, your rent won’t be more than a quarter of your household income.

Title: Public housing repairs
Summary: From time to time repairs will need to be made to your rented property. The tenancy law requires that all landlords in Victoria, including the Director of Housing, maintain their rented premises in good repair.

Title: Question prompt lists for people with cancer - complementary therapies
Summary: This checklist contain easy-to-refer-to questions for people with cancer and their families from non-english speaking backgrounds to ask their cancer treatment and care specialists. This checklist provides suggestions of questions regarding complementary therapies.

Title: Question prompt lists for people with cancer - haematologist question list
Summary: When you see a haematologist today you may have questions and concerns. Often these are forgotten in the heat of the moment, only to be remembered later. This is a list of questions to help you to get the information you want about your illness and possible treatments. You and your family can use this pamphlet to help you decide what you need to ask your haematologist each time you have an appointment.

Title: Rabies and Bat Lyssavirus infection
Summary: A guide to rabies and bay lyssavirus infection, serious diseases transmitted by bites and scratches from infected animals. Includes information on prevention.

Title: Reasons to quit smoking
Summary: How smoking affects health, and the health benefits of quitting.

Title: Reciprocal health care agreements
Summary: Agreements with 11 countries that covers the cost of medically necessary care when Australians visit certain countries and visitors from these countries visit Australia.

Title: Recognition of serious illness in children
Summary: This factsheet lists and explains the general features of a more serious illness which should prompt you to see a doctor more urgently. These include: Alertness, irritability, breathing, skin colour and appearance, fluids in and out.

Title: Related victims applicant brochure
Summary: Definitions and entitlements of Related Victims under Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal

Title: Rent increases
Summary: If the landlord wants to increase the rent during your tenancy agreement (sometimes called a ‘lease’), they must give you a proper notice and there are some limits as to when and how much the rent can be increased.

Title: Repairs for rented homes
Summary: Landlords have a duty under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 to make sure that the properties they rent out are kept in good repair. This also applies to common areas owned or managed by the landlord.

Title: Report fraud
Summary: If you suspect someone may be committing fraud against Centrelink, Medicare or Child Support, you should report it

Title: Reporting sexual assault to police
Summary: Reporting sexual assault to police is a significant step. This document explains the investigation process and the options that are available to help you consider your decision.

Title: Resolve concerns about your health care
Summary: If you are concerned about a health service provided, we recommend that you first talk to the provider directly.

Title: Results notification letter (positive) National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Summary: Example of letter sent to program participants advising them that their test was positive.

Title: Results notification Letter (negative) National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Summary: Example of letter sent to program participants advising them that their test was negative

Title: Review of a child protection decision: information for young people
Summary: An outline of how you can review a child protection decision

Title: Rh D immunoglobulin - you and your baby
Summary: This translated booklet provides information on Rh(D) Immunoglobulin-VF (Anti-D), a human immunoglobulin preparation for intramuscular administration. The booklet includes important information for Rh (D) Negative women prevention of haemolytic disease of the newborn. It outlines what the Rh factor is, how it can effect a baby and some prevention information.

Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Summary: General information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling of the joints. It includes information on symptoms, diagnosis and why early treatment with a rheumatologist is important. This sheet also covers what can be done to manage rheumatoid arthritis and where to go for further information.

Title: Road safety information - drive and park safely near schools
Summary: An information brochure for parents and carers regarding children's safety when they are travelling to and from school by car.

Title: Root canal treatment in the emergency setting
Summary: Dental Health Services Victoria wants you to have all the information you need about a root canal before your treatment

Title: Rotavirus immunisation information
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the Rotavirus, the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children in Australia. It includes information on the protection against rotavirus that is available free of charge under the National Immunisation Program Schedule for babies in two doses at two and four months of age. It also includes a pre-immunisation checklist and information on possible side effects.

Title: Rubella
Summary: Facts about rubella, a viral infection which can cause serious damage to unborn babies. Includes information about immunisation.

Title: Rubella information (with special emphasis for women of childbearing age)
Summary: Fact sheet on rubella, an infectious disease which can harm unborn babies. Includes information on how the disease is spread, symptoms, prevention and immunisation.

Title: Sad feelings after childbirth - a 'hidden' problem
Summary: Information about postnatal depression, including how to recognise symptoms and where to get help.

Title: Safe bathing
Summary: This short video demonstrates how to safely bath a newborn, including information on setting up, bathing techniques and baby bath temperature. It is important to look after baby's comfort as well as cleanliness.

Title: Salmonellosis guide
Summary: A guide to the foodborne disease, salmonellosis, including symptoms and prevention with good hygiene.

Title: Save your sight - get tested multimedia clip
Summary: The multimedia clip communicates the importance of regular eye examination. Written transcripts of the video are available in English and the specified language.

Title: Secondary victim applicants brochure
Summary: Definitions and entitlements of Secondary Victims under Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal

Title: Security screening process
Summary: Events around the world continue to remind us about the importance of aircraft and airport security. To ensure the safety of all travellers, Australia's aviation security laws specify what you can and cannot take onboard an aircraft.

Title: Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional
Summary: Doctors and other health professionals are often our first point of contact with the healthcare system. Identifying the different professional roles in healthcare, learning the language of healthcare and finding new ways to approach consultations are some of the key features of these pages. You will find information for yourself as well as information to help you help someone else you are caring for.

Title: Seeing spots or floaters
Summary: A guide to the cause of seeing spots or 'floaters' in front of the eyes, and what to do if you have them.

Title: Self-esteem in young children under five
Summary: A parents' guide to developing self-esteem in young children.

Title: Settlement Guide podcasts (SBS)
Summary: SBS is talking about life and issues that affect you in settling in Australia.

Title: Sexual assault factsheet
Summary: This translated fact sheet outlines how in Australia, it is against the law to sexually assault anyone. A person who commits sexual assault can go to jail, whether they are a man or a woman. It outlines what sexual assault includes, and also provides contact details for support services.

Title: Sexually transmissible infections booklet
Summary: A translated information booklet that explains the aspects related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It covers questions from what they are and how to catch them, to how to prevent them, how to tell if you have one, and about alcohol, drugs and STIs.

Title: Shared households
Summary: Not all shared household arrangements are the same. When you share a house or flat with other people, it may be a co-tenancy arrangement where all tenants have equal rights, one tenant may be sub-letting from another tenant, or you may have a licence agreement with no tenancy rights at all. Problems can occur when you share with other tenants, especially if you move into an established ‘share house’. There may be doubts about your legal status, and the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 does not cover the rights and responsibilities of co-tenants in relation to each other, and nor does it regulate licence agreements.

Title: Shigellosis
Summary: A guide to shigellosis, an infection caused by the Shigella bacteria, resulting in symptoms like diarrhoea, fever, nausea and stomach cramps. Inlucdes information on prevention and treatment.

Title: Shower chair/stool
Summary: The shower chair resource provides clear, concise instructions on using a shower chair safely

Title: Sick days and type 2 diabetes
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains what people with type 1 diabetes should do when they feel unwell as everyday illness or infection causes a rise in glucose levels. It covers what to do when having sick days and the importance of keeping up carbohydrates and fluids.

Title: Sickle cell disease
Summary: Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder affecting haemoglobin production.

Title: Sign up, link in, get involved. Mental health week fact sheet 2009
Summary: This fact sheet provides a number of simple, everyday ideas for how you can sign up, link in or get involved.

Title: Signs of bullying
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Each individual student who has been bullied or is bullying others will respond and act differently. A student's behaviours and moods can also change for a variety of reasons. The fact sheet contains information on signs that may indicate a student is experiencing bullying:

Title: Simple money manager
Summary: The simple money manager helps you see how much money you have coming in and going out. It is available in a range of community languages and has audio content to explain each category.

Title: Smoke alarms
Summary: Smoke alarms are compulsery in every home. When you’re asleep you lose your sense of smell. A smoke alarm is your electronic nose. It will alert you if there is smoke from a fire.

Title: Smoke and your health
Summary: Smoke from fires can reduce air quality in rural and urban areas and exposure to smoke can affect you and your family's health. Find out more about how smoke can affect your health and the actions you can take to avoid or reduce potential health effects.

Title: Smoking and pregnancy
Summary: A guide to the effects of tobacco smoke on unborn babies, including information on how to quit smoking.

Title: Smoking and vision loss
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on smoking and vision loss. With information on how smoking affects the eyes, which eye problems worsen with smoking, what can be done and where to seek help and services. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Smoking and your heart
Summary: When you smoke you are at higher risk of developing heart disease and having a heart attack

Title: Smoky outside? Protect your health
Summary: These posters have been developed to to assist communities in the event or aftermath of a fire.

Title: Smoky outside? Stay inside
Summary: These posters have been developed to to assist communities in the event or aftermath of a fire.

Title: Some facts about bullying and violence
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers with information about bullying and violence

Title: South Oaks gambling screen tool (bilingual version)
Summary: The South Oaks Gambling Screen Tool is a screening instrument for assessing problem gambling risk, developed by the South Oaks Foundation Inc.

Title: Speak to Bolton Clarke in your own language
Summary: Australians speak over 300 languages. Bolton Clarke understands it is important to have information in your language. This can help you get the health and aged care services you need. Bolton Clarke has a National Language Line. You can speak with us in your language with the help of a telephone interpreter. You can call 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Title: Specialist clinics patient information brochure
Summary: Frequently asked questions about specialist clinics in public hospitals.

Title: Speech pathology and dysarthria 'slurred speech'
Summary: Information about the condition dysarthria or slurred speech, how to manage this condition and the therapies to treat it.

Title: Speech pathology and dysphasia 'difficulties with understanding & talking'
Summary: Information about the condition Dysphasia, or difficulties with understanding and talking', types of dysphasia and who can help.

Title: Speech pathology and dyspraxia 'difficulty producing speech'
Summary: Information about the condition dyspraxia, or difficulty producing speech, types of dyspraxia, who can help and what family/friends can do to help

Title: Stages of pregnancy and labour
Summary: A guide to conception, pregnancy and labour. Explains how conception happens, what to do if you think you're pregnant, how the baby grows during pregnancy, what happens during labour and after the birth.

Title: Starting a conversation with someone you know
Summary: Audio file on how to start a conversation with someone you know - the short segment runs for approximately 2 minutes.

Title: Starting a tenancy
Summary: A tenancy agreement (sometimes called a ‘lease’) may be in writing or it may be verbal. It may be for a fixed term (eg 6 or 12 months) or periodic (usually month to month). Fixed-term agreements are more secure because they make it harder for the landlord to evict you, but it can be expensive if you want to move out before the end of the fixed term. Only commit yourself to a fixed-term agreement if you are reasonably sure that you want to stay for the full term of the agreement.

Title: Starting Solids
Summary: A guide to introducing solid foods to babies 0 to 12 months.

Title: Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) brochure
Summary: The StEPS brochure explains why children should have their vision screened before they start school and how children can access the StEPS program and have their vision screened for free before they start school.

Title: Stay healthy, stay hydrated
Summary: The A2 poster explains your body is 70% water, dehydration reduces your attention and ability to concentrate by 13%. Drinking 6-8 glasses a day helps to keep you in top shape.

Title: Staying well with diabetes
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about the most common complications of diabetes, including damage to big blood vessels and small blood vessels, and how to reduce the risk of damage.

Title: Stellate ganglion block
Summary: Information for patients having a stellate ganglion block for pain relief.

Title: Steps to enter an aged care home
Summary: This booklet explains how older people can access care in an aged care home, the process for moving into an aged care home and what to expect when you are there. You should read this booklet if you (or someone you care for) have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) member for care in an aged care home.

Title: Stomach cancer fact sheet
Summary: An overview of stomach cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support

Title: StormSafe (audio file)
Summary: Information on how you can prepare your family and your home for storms.

Title: StormSafe fact sheet
Summary: Information on how you can prepare your family and your home for storms.

Title: Super card - healthier food choices make easy
Summary: Making healthy choices at the supermarket can be confusing when there are so many products to choose from. The SUPER CARD can help you to make healthy choices by showing you how to read a Nutrition Information Panel and giving you tips on what to look for when buying food. The SUPER CARD also provides information about what a serving size is and how many serves to aim for in each food category.

Title: Support for people who are blind or vision impaired
Summary: Health promotion information sheet on support for people who are blind or vision impaired. With information on how supportive services can help, when they should be accessed and details of of available services and information. This information is also available in text and audio formats.

Title: Supporting parents and families: the mental health and well-being of children and young people
Summary: This brochure will help you to become aware of the warning signs of mental health problems, the importance of seeking early help and the ways you can help support your child or young person.

Title: Surgeon question prompt list
Summary: This is a list of questions you can ask when you see your surgeon to help you get the information you want about your illness and possible treatments. You and your family can use this pamphlet to help you decide what you need to ask your surgeon each time you have an appointment

Title: Surgery for bladder control problems in women
Summary: Many women leak urine or wet themselves when they cough, sneeze or exercise (this is called stress incontinence). While there are many treatments to try first, some women need to have surgery for this problem.

Title: Survive the heat: brochure
Summary: The "Survive the heat" brochure contains information on how individuals can take care of themselves and look out for family, friends and neighbours who may need help coping with the heat.

Title: Survive the heat: poster
Summary: The "Survive the heat" poster can be used by health and community service providers to promote heat health messages.

Title: Syphilis
Summary: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. This resource explains how it is transmitted, the different types of syphilis, and treatment.

Title: Taking a break (looking after families and carers 1)
Summary: Taking a break from caring, often called respite, or respite care, is important for anyone providing day to day care for someone with dementia. This help Sheet discusses the benefits of taking a break, how to organise it and who can help.

Title: Taskforce integrity (audio)
Summary: The Taskforce identifies people who deliberately withhold or provide false information to claim welfare payments.

Title: TB medications
Summary: This fact sheets provides information on when treatment is recommended and what particular medications may be prescribed.

Title: Temporary assessment order: information for young people
Summary: An outline of: what a 'temporary assessment order' is; how long it lasts; living arrangements for its duration; young people's rights and responsibilities and where to get help.

Title: Tenant databases or blacklists
Summary: When you apply for a rental property, landlords and real estate agents sometimes use tenant databases to check if you have been “blacklisted” by previous landlords or real estate agents.

Title: Testicular cancer fact sheet
Summary: An overview of testicular cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

Title: The 'DonateLife... the greatest gift' brochure (Buddhist)
Summary: A new community education campaign, providing information about organ and tissue donation to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. This includes information on the positions held by a number of religions on organ and tissue donation.

Title: The 'DonateLife... the greatest gift' brochure (Catholic)
Summary: A new community education campaign, providing information about organ and tissue donation to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. This includes information on the positions held by a number of religions on organ and tissue donation.

Title: The 'DonateLife... the greatest gift' poster (Buddhist)
Summary: Your decision to become an organ and tissue donor could save people's lives.

Title: The 'DonateLife... the greatest gift' poster (Catholic)
Summary: Your decision to become an organ and tissue donor could save people's lives.

Title: The conversation guide: having conversations with young people
Summary: A guide to start a conversation with young people on violence against women and how to stop it.

Title: The hepatitis B story
Summary: Hepatitis B information in plain language. Colourful engaging graphics. Tested with consumers, health professionals and evaluated.

Title: The hepatitis B story - video
Summary: Plain language information on hepatitis B. Video with narration in 5 langauges. Focus tested.

Title: The importance of active play
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: The importance of drinking water
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: The landlord is selling
Summary: A landlord is allowed to sell their property during your tenancy even if you have a fixed term tenancy agreement. The landlord or the landlord’s agent has to comply with the tenancy law when they are selling.

Title: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Summary: As the transition to the NDIS begins, Yooralla has developed a range of tools and resources to support customers to prepare for the scheme including information in different languages.

Title: The orange door
Summary: The document provides key information about The Orange Door, a new way to access services for women, children and young people who are experiencing family violence; and families who need support with the care of children or young people.

Title: The pap test has changed video
Summary: A downloadable video used in patient waiting areas

Title: The pap test has changed: more accurate, less often
Summary: Cervical screening has changed in Australia. The Pap test has been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years. The latest medical and scientific evidence shows that having a Cervical Screening Test every five years is just as safe, and is more effective than having a Pap test every two years.

Title: The prostate and bladder problems
Summary: The prostate is a gland that only men have. It is about the size of a walnut and sits below the neck of the bladder surrounding the bladder outlet (the urethra).

Title: The role of a GP (video)
Summary: Covers the role of the family doctor including considerations for choosing a GP, what your GP can do for you and general costs for a consultation.

Title: The role of parents in children's active play
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.

Title: The role of the refugee minor program (RMP)
Summary: The role of the RMP is to support the settlement process for UHM clients without parents in Victoria and to prevent breakdown in care arrangements through early intervention and proactive measures to assist families providing care.

Title: The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Summary: The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been set up to look at the quality of aged care services and whether those services are meeting the needs of the Australian community. This includes: Care for older people living at home, People living with dementia, and people living in residential aged care including younger people with disabilities.

Title: The Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal
Summary: The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Residential Tenancies List) hears disputes between landlords and tenants. It is not a court, but it is able to make decisions that can be legally enforced. It is intended to be informal and cheap, and to resolve disputes quickly and fairly

Title: The Victorian health system
Summary: Victoria’s health system offers a vast range of services and support to Victorians across the state. Whether you are seeing a doctor, going to hospital for surgery or in need of emergency or crisis support, these pages outline the services that are available to you. They will also highlight the benefits of planning ahead and show you new ways to coordinate your healthcare.

Title: Thrush
Summary: Caused by an overgrowth of yeasts within the vagina.  This resource explains what trush is, how it is transmitted and possible treatments.

Title: Thunderstorm Asthma - community fact sheet
Summary: This community facthsheet explain epidemic thunder storm asthma. People who have asthma or hay fever can get severe asthma symptoms during pollen season when  high grass pollen counts combine with a certain type of thunderstorm. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, this is known  as epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Epidemic thunderstorm asthma events are uncommon and don’t occur every year. In south-east Australia they can happen during grass pollen season from October through December. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or hay fever – especially people who experience wheezing or coughing with their hay fever. That’s why it’s important for people with asthma or hay fever to know about thunderstorm asthma and what they can do to help protect themselves during grass  pollen season.

Title: Tinea
Summary: Tinea is a highly contagious fungal infection that can infect the skin, affecting areas include the feet, groin, scalp and under the breasts. To ensure you receive the appropriate treatment and know about good hygiene to prevent the spread of tinea, read this information brochure.

Title: Tips for friends (Dementia tips 1)
Summary: This sheet gives you a few tips on how you can support a friend with dementia and their family. You can make a difference.

Title: Tips for visiting (Dementia tips 2)
Summary: Visiting family and friends with dementia is important for their emotional wellbeing. However people with dementia are usually not able to initiate activities or ‘entertain’ you, the visitor. Here are a few tips you may find useful when visiting your friend or family member, whether they live at home or in residential care.

Title: TIS (Translating and Interpreting Service)
Summary: This website explains how to use TIS National Services. It includes information on document translations, how to register a personal account with TIS National and answers frequently asked questions for non-English speakers.

Title: To have this information in your own language
Summary: Information to tell clients to call TIS if they need information in their own language.

Title: Top tips for safe health care: what you need to know for yourself, your family or someone you care for
Summary: This booklet is designed to help consumers, their families, carers and other support people get the most out of their health care. You can use the information in the booklet when you talk to your doctor and other healthcare providers, including nurses, pharmacists, specialists, allied health and mental health workers.

Title: Total knee replacement
Summary: This brochure provides easily understandable information for patients undergoing total Knee replacement surgery. It contains an explanation of what will happen before, during and after their hospital admission and explains the various roles of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, involved in their care. By providing this information to patients undergoing this surgery, as well as to their families, we hope to optimise post operative outcomes and facilitate a safe and timely discharge.

Title: Transition care program
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the Transition Care Program (TCP), a joint Commonwealth and State/Territory Government funded program that aims to minimise the number of older people experiencing inappropriate extended hospital lengths of stay and/or being prematurely admitted to residential care. The resource covers ifnormation from funding anf program costs to accessing the TCP and length of support.

Title: Translated information for people receiving aged care
Summary: Information for people receiving aged care on how to call an interpreter to provide information during upcoming visits and audits from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

Title: Travelling with children in cars - multilingual information-fact sheets
Summary: Australian law requires that all children aged under 7 years must use a child car seat when travelling in cars. This is to protect the child from being injured if they are involved in a car crash. The type of child car seat needed depends on the child’s age and size. The child car seat must be the right size for the child, properly adjusted and fastened, and correctly fitted to the vehicle. Thank you to TAC and Britax for their support in the development of these information sheets, which were funded through the TAC Community Road Safety Grants.

Title: Travelling with medicines
Summary: There are restrictions that apply to medicines and medical devices when you're leaving or coming into Australia, and different restrictions may apply in other countries.

Title: Travelling with powders, liquids, aerosols and gels
Summary: Information sheet on travelling with powders, liquids. aerosols, gels and sprays

Title: Treatment for metastatic breast cancer and managing its side effects- Section 2
Summary: This bilingual section is about the treatments for metastatic breast cancer and tips to help you manage the side effects of those treatments.

Title: Treatment for metastatic breast cancer and managing its side effects- Section 2 (audio file)
Summary: This bilingual section is about the treatments for metastatic breast cancer and tips to help you manage the side effects of those treatments.

Title: Treatment options fact sheet
Summary: A sudden drop in kidney function is called Acute Kidney Failure. It is often short lived and treatment is only for a short while. More often kidney function worsens over a number of years and is called chronic kidney disease. Eventually it fails permanently and when there is only about 10 percent of function left, dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed. This resource discusses possible treatment options

Title: Tuberculin test (Mantoux test)
Summary: The tuberculin skin test (also known as the Mantoux test) is one of the tests used to diagnose TB. The main use of the tuberculin test is to identify people infected with TB bacteria, but who do not have active disease. This is called latent TB infection. A chest x-ray is important for people who come into contact with a person with tuberculosis, and helps rule out the presence of TB.

Title: Tuberculosis - BCG vaccination
Summary: The vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) is known as BCG (bacille Calmette-Guérin) vaccine. This fact sheet provides information about who can get the vaccination and what to expect.

Title: Tuberculosis - information for contacts
Summary: Tuberculosis, or TB for short, is a bacterial infection. It can affect almost any part of the body but most often the lungs; this is called pulmonary TB. In Australia there are just over 1000 cases of TB diagnosed each year, with approximately 400 of these in Victoria.

Title: Tuberculosis (signs & symptoms, treatment and prevention)
Summary: Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that can affect almost any part of the body but most commonly affects the lungs when it is called ‘pulmonary tuberculosis’. This fact sheet provides comprehensive information in 8 languages about TB symptoms, treatment and prevention. Please note that contact details provided are for Queensland only.

Title: Tuberculosis (TB) screening for migrants
Summary: Before or shortly after you arrive in Queensland, the Australian Government may ask you to go to a Tuberculosis Control Unit in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville or Cairns for tuberculosis health screening. This service is free of charge.

Title: Types of bullying
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying is usually described by the types of behaviours involved, so we talk about verbal, social and physical bullying. Bullying is sometimes also labelled by where it occurs or by what type of harm is done. These words can be used alone or in combination. It can be confusing!

Title: Understand, compare and control your energy service
Summary: This fact sheet proivdes simple information on your energy service.

Title: Understanding disability
Summary: A translated fact sheet that outlines facts about disability. This includes descriobing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on chnages to support and getting an interpreter and translated information.

Title: Understanding gestational diabetes
Summary: This translated NDSS fact sheet provides information on gestational diabetes in women who are pregnant. It explains who is at risk, why and how to manage gestational diabetes and the importance of healthy eating and physical exercise and other pregnancy related information on gestational diabetes.

Title: Understanding pain and what to do about it?
Summary: This video aims to help people manage their pain, emotions and relationships with others.

Title: Understanding Parkinson's disease (bilingual version)
Summary: Bilingual resource explaining what Parkinson's Disease is and how it affects people as their brain levels of Dopamine decrease. Information on support services that are available for people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and carers.

Title: Understanding type 1 diabetes
Summary: This translated NDSS fact sheet assists in improving people’s understanding of type 1 diabetes. The fact sheet includes information such as why type 1 diabetes is developed, what the symptoms are, how it can be managed and who can help.

Title: Understanding type 2 diabetes
Summary: This translated NDSS fact sheet assists in improving people’s understanding of type 2 diabetes. The fact sheet includes information such as who is at risk of type 2 diabetes, what the symptoms are, how it can be managed and who can help.

Title: Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Summary: Inflammation of the urethra (the urine passage). This resource explains what a Urinary Tract Infection - UTI is, the symptoms and how it can be treated.

Title: Use by and best before dates (video)
Summary: Remember that a 'use by' date means just that: use the product on or before that date. Food with a use by date can't legally be sold after that date. A 'best before' date means that the food may have lost some quality or nutrition after that date but it can be sold or eaten for a little while after that. There are slightly different rules for bread which can be labelled with a 'baked on' or 'baked before' date. Date marking will only work if you follow the storage instructions on the label. So if a product says refrigerate at or below 4 Celsius – do just that.

Title: Useful words and phases to be used to communicate with a patient suffering from delirium
Summary: This brochure is designed to provide families and friends with information about delirium and describes how you as visitors can contribute to the well being of the patient.

Title: Using medicines, herbal medicines and vitamin preparations wisely
Summary: Guide to the safe use of prescription durgs and complementary medicines, including herbal remedies and vitamin and mineral supplements.

Title: Using nipple shields
Summary: Information about how to use nipple shields.

Title: Using visual supports
Summary: This document outlines how and why visuals are used to support learning and routine, and to help with behaviour.

Title: Utility charges
Summary: Services to your home such as electricity, gas, oil, water and sewerage are called ‘utility’ services. This page explains your responsibilities for connecting and disconnecting these services. It also explains which costs are your responsibility, and those costs that are your landlord’s responsibility.

Title: Variation applications brochure
Summary: Brochure outlining how to make an application for variation of an award after receiving an award of assistance from Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.

Title: Victoria's end of life and palliative care framework - consumer summary
Summary: Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework is a guide for improving end of life and palliative care services. This summary is for consumers.

Title: Victoria Legal Aid help card
Summary: The Victoria Legal Aid help card outlines a range of common legal problems the organisation may be able to assist with and gives details for contacting their Legal Help phone line.

Title: Victoria Legal Aid help poster
Summary: The Victoria Legal Aid poster outlines a range of common legal problems the organisation may be able to assist with and gives details for contacting their Legal Help phone line.

Title: Victorian statement of rights - 1. Assessment order
Summary: An Assessment Order allows a psychiatrist to examine you to decide if you have a mental illness. This statement is about the legal rights and entitlements of persons on Assessment Orders.

Title: Victorian statement of rights - 2. Temporary treatment order
Summary: You must be given treatment for mental illness if a temporary treatment order has been made for you. A psychiatrist must talk to you about what mental health treatment you would like. You can make decisions about your mental health treatment.You may have to stay in hospital for the mental health treatment even if you don’t want to.

Title: Victorian statement of rights - 3. Treatment order
Summary: A Treatment Order is made by the Mental Health Tribunal. A Treatment Order allows a psychiatrist to give you compulsory treatment for mental illness. ‘Compulsory treatment’ means that a psychiatrist can give you treatment for mental illness even if you do not want it. A psychiatrist is a doctor who knows a lot about helping people with mental illness.

Title: Victorian statement of rights - 4. Secure treatment order
Summary: A secure treatment order has been made for you because you were in prison or other place of confinement and you need immediate treatment for serious mental illness to stop your illness getting worse or to stop you from being seriously hurt or seriously hurting someone else. A secure treatment order allows you to be taken from prison or other place of confinement to a hospital so you can be given compulsory treatment for mental illness. ‘Compulsory treatment’ means that a psychiatrist can give you treatment for mental illness even if you don’t want it. While you are in hospital you are a security patient. This booklet provides information about Secure Treatment Orders and your legal rights and entitlements under the Mental Health Act 2014.

Title: Victorian statement of rights - 5. Forensic patients
Summary: A forensic patient is someone who is detained in hospital and has had some involvement with the courts or prison system. You must be given treatment for mental illness if you are a forensic patient. You can make decisions about your mental health treatment. A psychiatrist must talk to you about what mental health treatment you would like.

Title: Video on Palliative Care
Summary: Each video is about palliative care tailored to a specific cultural group

Title: Violence against women doesn't just start. It grows: a guide to having conversations with young people
Summary: This translated brochure is a guide to having conversations with young people about violence against women. the brochure emphasises that the cycle of violence against women starts with disrespectful behaviour, and when we excuse these behaviours in our kids, we let it grow. It includes information on how to influence children's beliefs from a young age and having the conversation.

Title: Viral gastroenteritis
Summary: Information on viral gastroenteritis, including how infections is spread, prevention, symptoms and treatment.

Title: Vision impairment overview and diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with vision impairment and child health specialists talk about early signs that a child might have vision impairment. Parents describe experiences of getting their child diagnosed. Specialists talk about different causes of vision impairment – problems with the eyes and also with messages getting from the eyes to the brain

Title: Vision impairment: after the diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, child health specialists talk about how early intervention can help children with vision impairment learn and develop. Parents talk about getting early intervention after diagnosis and how it helped their child’s development. Health specialists say it’s important to encourage a child’s other senses, and support children who’ll be Braille readers.

Title: Vision tips for safe driving
Summary: Information about the importance of good vision for safe driving.

Title: Visual planning matrix
Summary: This is a simple planning tool that includes visuals for each developmental area. It provides a simple way of recording a picture of the child’s characteristics, the impact of those characteristics, the families concerns, and who could help.

Title: Vitamin D for pregnant women and new mothers
Summary: The brochure informs the community about what Vitamin D deficiency is, and the potential risks for mothers and their babies. It also explains where to get Vitamin D levels checked and how to increase levels if they are low.

Title: Voluntary assisted dying
Summary: Victoria is the first state in Australia to pass voluntary assisted dying laws. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017) provides a safe legal framework for people who are suffering and dying to choose the manner and timing of their death.  This document provides an overview about voluntary assisted dying with information on background, law, access and how it will work.

Title: Voluntary assisted dying - bilingual glossary
Summary: This bilingual glossary is designed to help you understand the terminology related to voluntary assisted dying.

Title: Vulvovaginitis
Summary: Vulvovaginitis (vul-vo-vaj-ee-night-is) is inflammation or irritation of the vagina and vulva (external female genital area). Mild vulvovaginitis is a very common problem, and some children will have vulvovaginitis many times. Once puberty has begun, vulvovaginitis usually occurs less often. In most cases, vulvovaginitis is not a serious problem and it will usually improve with simple steps at home. Usually no medical treatment or tests are needed.

Title: Wandering (Changed behaviours and dementia no. 4)
Summary: This Help Sheet looks at the wandering behaviour of some people with dementia. The reasons for wandering are discussed, as well as some suggestions for ways to manage it.

Title: Warning to pregnant and breastfeeding women: seaweed soup
Summary: Information pamphlet warning women of the extremely high levels of iodine in seaweed soup, this soup is often given to pregnant and breastfeeding women from Korea, Japan and some parts of China in the belief that it increases breastmilk supply. This soup can have iodine level hundreds of times higher than the recommended daily intake. High levels of iodine intake can cause hypothyroidism in newborn babies.

Title: Water safety: frequently asked questions
Summary: A guide to water safety at home, in swimming pools, on the beach, on farms, aboard boats and while rockfishing. Includes information on recognizing 'rips'; lifeguards and beach safety, becoming a lifeguard, learning resuscitation, responsibilities of swimming pool owners, pool cleanliness, supervision of children, alcohol and boating, rock fishing and fishing licenses.

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's your cough telling you?
Summary: The resource provides information on the symptoms of lung cancer and the importance of early assessment by a GP or healthcare worker.

Title: What are my housing options? Student housing 1
Summary: An outline of possible housing options for students

Title: What are you waiting for (30 seconds version)
Summary: What are you waiting for? is a powerful video highlighting the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Title: What are you waiting for? ( 1minute version)
Summary: What are you waiting for? is a powerful video highlighting the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Title: What can you do to support White Ribbon?
Summary: Here are some ideas on how to support White Ribbon and encourage men and boys to help break the cycle of violence against women.

Title: What care do I need (video)
Summary: Feeling unwell and not sure what to do? This video is a guide to the most appropriate healthcare action. It covers the types of healthcare services available in Australia including GPs, the healthdirect helpline, pharmacists and explains when a visit to the emergency department is necessary.

Title: What do I need to know before moving in (private rental and share houses)
Summary: Overview on tenants rights and duties before moving into a rental property.

Title: What do I need to know before moving in? (rooming houses)
Summary: Overview on your rights and duties when renting a room.

Title: What do I need to know before moving out? Student housing
Summary: There are a few things that one must take care of before moving out, although the legal responsibilities can vary slightly depending on the type of accommodation you are in.

Title: What do the real estate abbreviations stand for?
Summary: Advertisements for rental properties can be very confusing if you are not familiar with the real estate market abbreviations.This is a list to help understand what an advertised property actually has to offer.

Title: What do you want for your end-of-life care?
Summary: While end-of-life care planning can be overwhelming, having the conversation and documenting your wishes early will help to provide clarity and ease potential conflict with family and friends at a time when emotions run high.

Title: What happens if someone in my family can't make decisions because of disability, illness or injury?
Summary: If adults can't make a decision because of disability, illness or injury on whom to choose to make decisons for them - there is a tribunal that can help. It is called the 'Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Title: What is a bipolar mood disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about bipolar mood disorder, its symptoms and possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.

Title: What is a depressive disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about depressive disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.

Title: What is an anxiety disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about anxiety disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and suggestions on where to go for help

Title: What is an eating disorder
Summary: This brochure talks about eating disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options and where to go for help.

Title: What is assisted reproductive technology?
Summary: This brochure provides an overview of the most common techniques involved with assisted reproductive technology (ART), including IVF, artificial insemination, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

Title: What is autism? (fact sheet)
Summary: Autism is a developmental disorder that occurs in both boys and girls across all cultures and communities. It affects how a person learns and how they interact with others and their surroundings, All people on the autism spectrum are unique. Autismis also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder

Title: What is Arthritis?
Summary: A general description of arthritis, common symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and what can be done to manage it. The most common forms of Arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and ankylosing spondylitis.

Title: What is diabetes?
Summary: This fact sheet provides an overview of the different types of diabetes, diabetes symptoms and diabetes management. It also provides information on how to seek help.

Title: What is elder abuse? Elder abuse prevention
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides a brief overview of elder abuse and sources of information and support.

Title: What is influenza?
Summary: A guide to influenza (flu), including information on symptoms and how immunisation can prevent the disease.

Title: What is lymphoma?
Summary: An overview of lymphoma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support

Title: What is mental illness?
Summary: This brochure talks about mental illness, outlining the main types, myths and misunderstandings, what can be done about stigma, and where to go for help.

Title: What is personality disorder?
Summary: This brochure talks about personality disorders, outlining the main types, possible causes, treatment options, and where to go for help.

Title: What is primary prevention?
Summary: This translated fact sheet outlines what Primary Prevention is, the action to stop men’s violence against women implemented before violence occurs which aims to stop the likelihood of men and boys using violence against women and girls. It also includes what Secondary and Tertiary Prevention is.

Title: What is Parkinson's disease? (help sheet1)
Summary: This help sheet gives a basic outline of Parkinson’s disease, including its causes, symptoms and diagnosis.

Title: What is PrEP factsheet?
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains how PrEP is an extra way to protect yourself from getting HIV/AIDS. It outlines what is it and for it is for, how long one has to take it before being protected, side effects, trying to get pregnant and taking PrEP while on other medications.

Title: What is schizophrenia?
Summary: This brochure talks about schizophrenia, its symptoms and causes, treatment options and where to go for help

Title: What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It includes facts regarding individual's eligibility, reasonable and necassary support, what isn't funded, information about children with disabilities and families, and has a contact information for interpreters.

Title: What is Thunderstorm Asthma?
Summary: Thunderstorm asthma is asthma that is triggered by a particular type of thunderstorm when there is high amounts of grass pollen in the air (typically between October and end December). It can result in people wheezing, feeling short of breath, and tight in the chest with coughing. This can be sudden, serious, and even life threatening.

Title: What is Tourette's Syndrome?
Summary: Describes symptoms of Tourette Syndrome and services to help people with the condition. Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder, which most often begins between the ages of 2 and 21, and lasts throughout life. TS is NOT degenerative and people with TS can expect to live a normal life span.

Title: What Is Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)?
Summary: A guide to MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), a bacteria which can cause infections that most antibiotics cannot kill. Includes information on prevention and treatment.

Title: What men can do
Summary: To end men’s violence against women, we need to change attitudes and behaviour – this will take time. Here are some practical steps men can take every day to help end men’s violence against women

Title: What parents should know about bullying
Summary: How bullying can harm children and what parents can do about it.

Title: What to bring to hospital when having a baby
Summary: A list of important items (with illusatrations) which pregnant women should bring to hospital when having a baby.

Title: What to do if you are being bullied
Summary: Tip sheets for students with strategies on what you can do if you are being bullied.

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.

Title: What will give me a good life? Workbook 1: What are my needs and dreams?
Summary: This book is written in Easy English and translated into 9 languages. It provides ideas about what will give you a good life.You can use this book by yourself, with your family, with a friend, and with a group of people. It is one of three workbooks published by My Choice Matters and available on the Health Translations Directory to help people determine what a 'good life' looks like for them. They can be useful during the planning process to access the NDIS.

Title: What will give me a good life? Workbook 2: What I do, who I know, what I hope for
Summary: This book is written in Easy English and translated into 9 languages. It provides ideas about what will give you a good life.You can use this book: • by yourself • with your family • with a friend • with a group of people. It is one of three workbooks published by My Choice Matters and available on the Health Translations Directory to help people determine what a 'good life' looks like for them. They can be useful during the planning process to access the NDIS.

Title: What will give me a good life? Workbook 3: Can funding get me a good life?
Summary: This book is written in Easy English and translated into 9 languages. It provides ideas about what will give you a good life.You can use this book by yourself, with your family, with a friend, and with a group of people. It is one of three workbooks published by My Choice Matters and available on the Health Translations Directory to help people determine what a 'good life' looks like for them. This books contains information about NDIS funding and can be useful during the planning process to access the NDIS.

Title: What women should know about hysterectomy
Summary: Information about hysterectomy, including why the operation may be necessary, the different types of surgery, and alternative treatments.

Title: When children are learning more than one language
Summary: This brochure emphasises the benefits of children learning more than one language.

Title: When former customers still owe us money
Summary: These audio files explain what you need to do if you have a Centrelink debt.

Title: When is a headache caused by migraine?
Summary: Guide to recognising and preventing migraine.

Title: When marriages break down, it's often men who hurt the most
Summary: Explores the reasons why some men have serious problems dealing with separation and divorce, and how the right support can help them cope better.

Title: When menopause affects relationships
Summary: Information on how menopause can affect sexuality, including solutions to common problems.

Title: When someone dies in hospital - bereavement information
Summary: When someone dies in hospital it can be a traumatic and confusing time for families. This information package will help you work through the tasks that need to be attended to. Our staff are here to support you and assist with any specific cultural requirements you have during this difficult time.

Title: When to come to hospital in labour
Summary: Provides information about what to expect at the start of labour and when to present at hospital.

Title: When you get a breach of duty notice
Summary: This factsheet outlines the duties of a tenant

Title: When you want to leave
Summary: Overview of rights and responsibilities if you want to end the lease.

Title: Where to go for help (Victoria) (help sheet 4)
Summary: This Help Sheet describes where people with Parkinson’s disease and their families and carers can go to get help, support and information in Victoria.

Title: Which housing option is right for me? Student housing 2
Summary: The housing option that best suits your needs will depend on a range of factors, most of which are practical (such as the cost). However before you sign anything, it is worth taking the time to consider the legal status of each accommodation type, as this could help you make your final choice

Title: Why do children need immunisation?
Summary: A guide to immunisation for children in NSW, including which vaccines are needed and at what ages. Explains that immunisation helps protect babies and children from potentially serious diseases. Includes information about side effects of immunisation, immunisation records and school enrolment, and vaccines for adults.

Title: Why does my baby need a diagnostic assessment?
Summary: Information from the NSW Statewide Infant Screening-Hearing (SWISH) Program for parents whose baby needs a diagnostic assessment following two unclear results from hearing tests.

Title: Why does my baby need a hearing check?
Summary: Information for parents on hearing checks for babies, and why they're important for detecting problems early.

Title: Why does my baby need a repeat hearing screen?
Summary: Information for parents on why their baby needs a repeat hearing test.

Title: Will you recognise your heart attack? fact sheet
Summary: What are the warning signs of heart attack? The most common warning signs of a heart attack are outlined in this fact sheet.

Title: Women and heart disease
Summary: Heart disease isn’t just a men’s health problem. Despite big improvements in the last 40 years, on average, heart disease is the top killer of women (and men).The best way to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, and to help prevent it getting worse if it already exists, is to improve or remove the risk factors over which you have some control. This brochure lists the main risk factors and shows the best way to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

Title: Working in Australia: workplace rights overview
Summary: All employees working in Australia have the same workplace rights including migrant workers and visa holders. This is a website addressing rights and responsibilities of employers and employees. It contains information on pay, holiday and other leave entitlements, starting and ending a job, fair work statement plus a video about working in Australia.

Title: Working with your healthcare team
Summary: There is a range of healthcare professionals who help manage arthritis, and this sheet outlines what each member of the healthcare team does and how to find them. It also includes tips on being prepared for and getting the most from a visit to a health professional.

Title: Worms
Summary: There are many different types of intestinal worms, but the most common is threadworm (also called pinworm). Threadworm is a type of roundworm that is commonly found in preschool and school-aged children, however the whole family can become infected. Threadworm causes a very itchy bottom, which is usually worse at night. If your child is infected with threadworm, it is not usually serious and can be treated easily with medication.

Title: Year 7 secondary school vaccine program - information and consent form
Summary: This translated consent form is for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough vaccine that are offered to all children in Year 7 at secondary school or aged 12 to 13 years in the community setting. It firstly provides information on HPV and Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough, and then has the consent form attached.

Title: Yi's Story ( English of Chinese versions)
Summary: Learn about Yi’s story of his experience receiving a liver transplant:

Title: Your guide to Commonwealth Home Support Programme services: supporting you to live at home
Summary: This booklet explains how older people can receive support in their home and daily life through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. You should read this booklet if you have been assessed by a Regional Assessment Service (RAS) for Commonwealth Home Support Programme services

Title: Your guide to food safety
Summary: This booklet will explain how simple practices can ensure the food that you buy and take home to prepare for yourself, your family or friends remains safe and enjoyable.

Title: Your guide to home care package services
Summary: This booklet explains how older people can receive support in their home and daily life through the Home Care Packages Program. You should read this booklet if you have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), or an Aged Care Assessment Service if you are in Victoria, for a home care package. There are four levels of consumer directed coordinated packages of services through the Home Care Packages Program including personal care, support services and nursing, allied health and clinical services.

Title: Your home care package making it work for you
Summary: his video aims to give older people just approved for a package a head start to think about what is possible, once they receive a Home Care Package.

Title: Your pathway to accessing a home care package
Summary: This brochure provides information about home care packages.

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