Friendly Faces Helping Hands is a charity registered as a Non Benevolent Society. The website is designed to support people seeking amenities close to hospitals and offers essential information for people from rural and regional Australia, who often struggle to find services in unfamiliar cities. As a charity, Friendly Faces Helping Hands does not provide financial assistance, but you may find support through some of the Organisations listed below.
Our primary funder is the NSW Government through the NSW Ministry of Health.
Equity, inclusion and compassion. Crisis support options are:
•Emergency assistance: (triple zero) 000
•Lifeline: 13 11 14
•Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
•NSW Mental Health Access Line: 1800 011 511
•QLife: 1800 184 527
•Kids Helpline: 1800 043 470
If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, there is also a lot you can do to find help and healing: staying connected to your family and friends finding someone you can talk to talking kindly to yourself seeing a doctor, health worker or counsellor staying connected to your land and community valuing your culture and spirituality avoiding alcohol or drugs to make yourself feel better eating healthy food
getting enough sleep
exercising every day
If you live a long way from a city or town or home, or have limited transport options, and find it difficult to get to a doctor, here are some phone numbers to call, online chat services you can use and websites you can visit: Lifeline (for anyone having a personal crisis) – call 131114 or chat online, 24 hours Counselling Online (for anyone with a drug or alcohol problem) – call 1800 888 236 or chat online 24/7 Suicide Call Back Service (for anyone thinking about suicide) – call 1300 659 467 or chat online, 24 hours eheadspace (for 12–25 year olds) – chat online 9am – 1am Melbourne time Kids Helpline (for 5–25 year olds) – call 1800 55 1800 or chat online, 24 hours ReachOut.com (for 14–25 year olds) – website and online forum
The AH&MRC works in collaboration with Aboriginal and non Aboriginal partners to systematically address the social determinants of heath and wellbeing. We undertake t drive sustainable, holistic and culturally strong approaches to redressing health inequities for Aboriginal peoples in NSW by a:
* strengthened Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Sector to maintain and further develop a strong infrastructure
* strengthened broader health system to provide accessible, responsive and culturally safe care to Aboriginal people
* delivery of high quality expertise and advice at a national level and maintaining health systems to close the gap.
The Asthma Child and Adolescent Program provides information and training for school and preschool staff to learn about asthma management and how to respond in an emergency. This program also provides information for parents and support adolescents to improve their asthma self-management (more information).
The Asthma Community Support Program helps people learn more about the safe management of asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions in the community (more information).
Call 1800 645 130 to talk to your local Foundation.
We are a registered Australia wide charity whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by EGIDs by providing support, evidence-based information, resources and campaigning to raise awareness and funds for further research in Australia.
Our mission is to provide a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively.
We aim to build a society that understands and responds to the personal and social impact of depression, works actively to prevent it, and improves the quality of life for everyone affected.
Camp Quality is the Children's family cancer charity that believes in bringing optimisim and happiness to the lives of children and families affected by cancer through fun therapy.
Can Assist understands the financial burden a cancer diagnosis puts on families and individuals. Find out how we can help you: Financial Assistance
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a permanent physical condition that affects movement. These pages will help you to find out more about CP, living with CP and supporting people with CP.
If your child has just been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, then our New Families section will help you to understand the nature of cerebral palsy and, just as importantly, help you and your family through the emotional journey ahead.
Diabetes Australia is a respected and valued source of information, advice and views utilised by government and the community. Our credibility and independence as a national voice allows us to translate knowledge and evidence into advocacy and programs for diabetes.
Health Consumers NSW creates partnerships between consumers and the health sector to ensure that the Consumer voice is heard by people who make important decisions about health policy and services to help shape health in NSW.
We promote the best quality, appropriate health outcomes for consumers of health care services. We believe that all perspectives are important and necessary to create better health outcomes for people.
Consumer engagement leads to better health outcomes, more efficient and effective services, consumer-centred care and happier patients and staff. We work to ensure that health consumers are involved in the design and delivery of health care in NSW.
It shouldn’t matter where you live, but sadly it does. With the support of individuals and our corporate partners, Humpty will continue our critical work of providing equipment to save kids lives in rural and metropolitan hospitals across Australia.
NSW Health Care Interpreting Services provide access to professional interpreting services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, onsite and by telephone in over 120 languages, including Auslan.
In any healthcare situation where communication is essential, health practitioners must engage professional health care interpreters for patients, families and carers who are not fluent in spoken English or who are deaf.
To be eligible for IPTAAS, a patient must: Be a resident of NSW or Lord Howe Island Be enrolled with Medicare Not be receiving, or eligible for, financial assistance for travel and accommodation from third party insurance or other Australian government services Be referred for treatment at their nearest health service Receive treatment at an approved health service Travel from their residence for treatment at least 100km (one way), or at least 200kms in a week by making multiple trips to and from treatment ...read more
The Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network work closely with Corrective Services NSW, who run the state’s correctional centres, supervise offenders in the community, and deliver programs to reduce reoffending, support reintegration and build safer communities. Corrective Services NSW
For more information phone (02) 9700 3000.
We work with a range of stakeholders and community groups to drive innovations and improvements in the management of kidney disease, so that one day every Australian can enjoy good kidney health.
We have a range of resources on kidney health and managing your life with kidney disease, or that of a loved one or kidney patient. https://kidney.org.au/resources
Freecall Kidney Helpine 1800 454 363
The Leukaemia Foundation has a range of booklets, fact sheets and resources that are available free of charge. These may be ordered by contacting us or may be downloaded from this website. Translated versions (in languages other than English) of some booklets and fact sheets are also available.
The Leukaemia Foundation provides a range of general and disease-specific seminars, workshops and programs. These programs are designed to empower you with information about various aspects of diagnosis, treatment the emotional impact and how to support your general health and well being.
Some patients and carers need to relocate for treatment and may need help with accommodation. The Foundation’s staff can help find suitable accommodation close to your hospital or treatment centre. In many areas, the Foundation’s fully furnished self-contained unit and houses can provide a ‘home away from home’ for you and your family.
The Leukaemia Foundation also assists with the transporting of patients and carers to and from hospital for treatment. Courtesy cars and other services are available in many areas throughout the country.
The urgency and lengthy duration of medical treatment can affect you and your family’s normal way of life and there may be practical things the Foundation can do to help. In special circumstances, the Leukaemia Foundation provides financial support for patients who are experiencing financial difficulties or hardships as a result of their illness or its treatment. This assistance is assessed on an individual basis.
MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns.
We’re here to help anywhere, anytime.
The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) is a state-wide service funded by the NSW Ministry of Health (MoH) to develop and provide multilingual health resources, multicultural social marketing and health communication campaigns. MHCS has a website that hosts over 400 free downloadable multilingual health resources on a variety of health topics in 65 languages.
The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
* a better future for Aboriginal people by working towards the return of culturally significant and economically viable land
* cultural, social and economic independence for their people
* voicing for Aboriginal peoples on issues that affect them.
You can view the interactive Aboriginal Lands Councils map here https://alc.org.au/land-council-map/
Redkite understand every cancer journey is different and so is every family. We're the cancer charity here
for children and young people with cancer (0-24 years) and their families with essential support from hospital to home.
Financial assistance. Information and counselling. Education support. ...read more
RMHC has a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.
You can find out more here about our programs, our team, the families we help and how you can help us assist more families who need it.
Together we can make a difference!
Kids are our future. They deserve access to specialist health services regardless of where they live.
We are the voice of stroke in Australia. Our mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.
We make a difference in the fight against heart disease by:
Funding high-impact research
Working to improve heart disease prevention, detection, care and support for all Australians
Building community awareness about living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
We do this through public health awareness campaigns, accessible information and resources for food and nutrition, recipes and healthy eating.
Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoy quality of life through whole of community self-determination and individual spiritual, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing.