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eviQ Cancer Treatments Online
Telephone: (02) 8374 3670
eviQ is a free online resource delivered by the Cancer Institute NSW.
It provides evidenced-based cancer treatment advice and protocols, and patient information about cancer treatments.
Telephone: 1300 22 4636
This organisation aims to achieve an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.
It provides specific resources for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Other useful contacts for emotional support:
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service:
1300 659 467
Cancer Council Australia
Helpline: 13 11 20
The Cancer Council Australia website provides links to the state and territory Cancer Council websites.
Visit your local Cancer Council website for general information about cancer, or to find out what resources and support are available for patients, families or carers (e.g. counselling services or support groups).
Telephone: 1800 226 833 (free call)
This website provides support services to young people aged 12–24 living with cancer, including young people who have an immediate family member with cancer. This website has links to upcoming support programs in each state and territory.
This is a quit smoking online support resource from the Australian Government.
It contains information specific to Indigenous communities.
This website provides online resources to help your patients to quit smoking, including local directories of quit smoking support and fact sheets.
Download a free Quit Kit at:
Telephone: 13 7848 (13 QUIT)
Quitline provides a free, confidential and individually-tailored service to assist people through the process of quitting smoking. Quitline advisors are professionals with specialist training to assist smokers to quit. Aboriginal Quitline advisors are available. Quitline also offers a call-back service.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of any age who have an existing chronic disease (or who are at risk of chronic disease) may be eligible to access the Close the Gap PBS Co-payment Measure.
This may mean that they do not have to pay for their PBS prescriptions or they can get them at a reduced rate. Patients need to register either at a GP practice or Aboriginal Medical Service to receive this benefit.
For further information, visit:
Call: (02) 6289 2409* (CTG PBS Co-payment Measure)
132 290* (claiming information)
* Call charges apply. This information was correct at the time of publishing.