Resources: Chronic Conditions

The following organisations offer specific support for people with chronic conditions and their families and carers. Contact these organisations for information, support and assistance.

Further resources can be found by selecting the Resources on the right.

Carer Line

1800 242 636 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW

Dementia
1800 100 500

Arthritis Australia

1800 011 041

Asthma Foundation NSW

1800 645 130

Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit: Rare Diseases

02 9845 3005 or 02 9845 1202

Australian Pain Society

02 9954 4400

Autism Spectrum

1300 978 611

Better Hearing Australia

02 9744 0167 and TTY 02 9744 0124

CALD Dementia information

For information in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, English, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese

CareSearch Palliative Care Knowledge Network

Free online end-of-life information for carers, families and service providers. Printed resource pack also available. Videos in Greek, Italian and Chinese also available
08 7221 8233

Cancer Council Helpline

13 11 20 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)
Arabic 1300 301 431
Cantonese 1300 300 935
Greek 1300 301 449
Italian 1300 301 431
Mandarin 1300 300 935

Continence Foundation

Bowel and bladder control
1800 330 066

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia

1800 138 029

Cystic Fibrosis in NSW

Supporting people with Cystic Fibrosis and their carers
02 9878 2075
1800 650 614 (in Country NSW only)

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service

1800 699 799 (24 hours)

Diabetes Australia

1300 136 588

Down Syndrome NSW

02 9841 4444

Fragile X Association of Australia

Support line and information, news and resources relating to Fragile X Syndrome
1300 394 636 office
0409 987 012 other times

HealthInsite

Reliable information on chronic conditions

Heart Foundation NSW

1300 362 787

Hepatitis Australia

1300 437 222

Hepatitis NSW

Hepatitis C
1800 803 990

HIV/AIDS

1800 063 060

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

02 9966 0400

Kidney Health Australia

1800 543 639

Livewire

Online communities for families
02 8425 5971

Motor Neurone Disease

1800 777 175

Multiple Sclerosis Australia

1800 042 138

Muscular Dystrophy NSW

02 9809 2111

National Diabetes Services Scheme

1300 136 588

Older Parent Carer Program

Assistance with caring for an adult child with illness/disability
1800 242 636 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Rare diseases are not so rare

Article in Carers News June/July 2010

Speech Pathology Australia

Provides information, fact sheets, Medicare rebates and locating a speech pathologist
03 9642 4899

Telephone Interpreter Service

Free interpreter to assist with contacting services: 13 14 50

Aboriginal Medical Service

All locations: 02 9319 5823

1300 phone numbers are local cost*
1800 phone numbers are free calls*
*except from mobiles