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Gippsland Women’s Health takes no responsibility for the content of these sites, nor do links to these sites imply endorsement of the views expressed by the organisations or individuals responsible for creating the sites.

Gippsland Women’s Health is continually updating our list of external health related links. If you find an error, please contact us.

Cancer information

BreaCan

BreaCan is an information and support service for people affected by gynaecological cancers or breast cancer, their families and friends.
www.breacan.org.au

Breast Cancer Network of Australia

BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 100,000 members and 300 Member Groups.
www.bcna.org.au

BreastScreen Victoria

Part of the National breast cancer screening program for women.
www.breastscreen.org.au

Cancer Council Victoria

The Cancer Council Victoria is a non-profit organisation involved in cancer research and cancer support, prevention and advocacy.
www.cancervic.org.au

McGrath Foundation

The McGrath Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and aims to increase breast awareness.
www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/

Health information and education

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Australia’s leading authority on breast feeding with counselling and mother to mother support.
www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Australian Women’s Health Network

The Australian Women’s Health Network is a health promotion advocacy organisation that provides a national voice on women’s health, based on informed consultation with members.
www.awhn.org.au

Better Health Channel

Reliable health information and services – quality assured by the Victorian (Australian) Government.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Continence Foundation of Australia

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health.
www.continence.org.au

Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria

The GLHV website and clearinghouse provides news and information of particular interest to the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Victoria.
www.glhv.org.au

Health Direct

A federal government site that covers health issues and topics.
www.healthdirect.gov.au

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health(MCWH)

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health(MCWH) is a women’s health organisation which is committed to improving the health of immigrant and refugee women around Australia.
www.mcwh.com.au

Quantum Support Services

An independant not for profit orgsnation which provides support services to those most vulnerable in the Gippsland community.
www.quantum.org.au

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Information Hub

InfoHub is a gateway to trusted online resources for Victorian women and their organisations. Contributed by a range of expert Victorian and national women’s networks, all of InfoHub’s resources are specifically targeted to meet women’s needs and concerns.
www.qvwc.org.au

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is an organisation that offers resources to couples, individuals and families to help enhance and support relationships.
www.relationships.org.au

Somazone

Somazone (www.somazone.com.au) is a safe space for young people to ask questions, share stories and get help for mental health issues, sexual health, relationships, abuse, body image, and drug use.
www.somazone.com.au

The Women’s Hospital A to Z Factsheets.

This is an excellent link that gives ready access to good quality information on a wide range of women’s health issues.
www.thewomens.org.au/AtoZFactSheets

Victorian Women’s Health Atlas

The Victorian Women’s Health Atlas has been developed by Women’s Health Victoria, in collaboration with other state-wide and regional women’s health services as a tool to assist in the identification of gender impacts on key health areas.
victorianwomenshealthatlas.net.au/#!/

Victorian Women’s Health Program

Department of Human Services information on the program.
www.health.vic.gov.au/vwhp/index.htm

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Women with Disabilities Victoria is an organisation made up of women with disabilities who support women with disabilities to achieve their rights in Victoria.
www.wdv.org.au

Women’s Health East

Women’s Health East is a regional women’s health promotion agency working across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
www.whe.org.au

Women’s Health Goulburn North East

Women’s Health Goulburn North East is a dynamic, independent, feminist organisation committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women in the Goulburn Valley and North East Victoria.
www.whealth.com.au

Women’s Health Grampians

WHG operates from offices in Ballarat and Horsham. WHG is funded to provide health promotion activities within a social model of health, using a gendered lens, through the Grampians region.
www.whg.org.au

Women’s Health in the North

The regional women’s health service for Melbourne’s Northern metropolitan region, WHIN brings together women and agencies to work towards strengthening the wellbeing, health and lives of a culturally diverse population of women.
www.whin.org.au

Women’s Health in the South East

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is the regional women’s health service for the Southern Metropolitan Region.
www.whise.org.au

Women’s Health in the West

Women’s Health West is committed to improving equity and justice for women in Melbourne’s diverse western region.
www.whwest.org.au

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee is a specialist health service, working to support the goal of optimal health and well being for all women in the Loddon Mallee region.
www.whlm.org.au

Women’s Health Victoria

Women’s Health Victoria is a statewide women’s health promotion, information and advocacy organisation.
www.whv.org.au

Women’s Information and Referral Exchange

WIRE Women’s Information provides Victorian women with free and confidential support, information and referrals on any issues. They have a Telephone Support Service, a Women’s Information Centre and email support service.
www.wire.org.au

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West is a not-for-profit health promotion organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women through optimally addressing issues affecting women. The organisation covers nine Local Government Areas, from the South Australian coast in the west, to the Surf Coast in the east, the Southern Grampians in the north and Colac Otway in the south.
www.womenshealthbsw.org.au

Prevention of violence against women

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Domestic Violence Resouce Centre Victoria aims to prevent violence in intimate and family relationships and promote non-violent and respectful behaviour.
www.dvrcv.org.au

Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault

The Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault (GCASA) provides a free and confidential service for women, men, girls and boys.
www.gcasa.org.au

Our Watch

Our Watch is working to change community attitudes & encourage Australians to reject violence.
www.ourwatch.org.au

The Lookout

The Lookout is a comprehensive ‘one stop shop’ for all family violence information in Victoria. It is targeted towards Victorian family violence workers and women experiencing violence (as well as those who support them).
It is a centralised hub of information, resources and an online community for the sector.

http://www.thelookout.org.au/

Victorian Law Foundation

Victoria Law Foundation is a not-for-profit, independent statutory body that helps Victorians understand their legal system and the law.
http://www.victorialawfoundation.org.au/

Promoting mental health and wellbeing

Black Dog Institute

Information on depression and bi-polar disorder.
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Headspace

National Youth Mental Health Foundation
www.headspace.org.au

Lifeline

Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.
www.lifeline.org.au

Lifeline’s Service Finder

The Lifeline Service Finder is a directory of free or low cost health and community services available in Australia. You can access the directory without charge 24 hours a day. It includes accommodation, domestic violence, family and children’s services, financial assistance and mental health services.
www.justlook.org.au

Mental Health Advice Line for Victorians

1300 280 797 one source for expert advice, information and referral on any mental health issue available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
www.health.vic.gov.au/mhal/

Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)

PANDA’s telephone information, support and referral service is staffed by trained volunteers, professional counsellors and supervising staff. In keeping with PANDA’s Mutual Support Self Help principles most of these volunteers on the helpline have experienced perinatal depression and anxiety.
www.panda.org.au

SANE Australia

SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness – through campaigning, education and research.
www.sane.org

Sexual and reproductive health

Children by Choice

This QLD site offers facts sheets and information to women making decisions around an unplanned pregnancy.
www.childrenbychoice.org.au

Family Planning Queensland

Family Planning Queensland has good informative publications on puberty for young people and parents and carers.
www.fpq.com.au

Family Planning Victoria

Family Planning Victoria’s focus is sexual and reproductive health care, education and advocacy. Lots of excellent information here.
www.fpv.org.au

Infant Viability

Find out more about the Infant Viability Bill 2015 and proposed changes to abortion laws in Victoria. Read what the experts have to say on the law and what it means for women and health professionals.
www.infantviability.com.au

Let Them Know

This website has been developed by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre to help people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Syphilis and Trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk.
www.letthemknow.org.au

Maternal Child Health Centres

A list of Maternal Child Health Centres across Victoria
www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/mch/t_centrelist.asp

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is Victoria’s leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections.
www.mshc.org.au

Pap Screen

PapScreen Victoria is the Victorian Cervical Screening Program.
www.papscreen.org

PIA Australia (pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain) Support Group

A not for profit Australian association, staffed entirely by volunteers who suffer with Pelvic Girdle Pain (otherwise known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – SPD or Pelvic Instability) currently or in the past.

It is estimated that more than 100,000 women suffer with some level of pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) in Australia each year.
http://www.piaaustralia.com/index.html

Pregnancy Advisory Service (Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne)

The Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAS) supports women who have an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, and provides information, counselling, advocacy and referrals to assist them in decision making about their pregnancy options, including abortion at the Women’s.
www.thewomens.org.au/PregnancyAdvisoryServicePAS

Test Me – Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing

TESTme is a free service of Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) offering telephone consultations with a doctor or nurse for sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and contraceptive advice for country Victorians living 100 kms or more from Melbourne.
www.testme.org.au

The Jean Hailes Foundation

The Jean Hailes Foundation provides a unique response to the needs of women through excellence in research, community and professional education and clinical care.
www.jeanhailes.org.au

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