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For health consumers & carers

Advice and support

Office of the Public Advocate – works at a systems level to promote and protect the rights of people with impaired decision making.

Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy – QADA provide advocacy services for people with a disability and older Australians.

Community Visitors Scheme – matches volunteer visitors to older Australians identified as being at risk of isolation. You can volunteer to be part of the scheme.

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – manages the registration of health practitioners in Australia and has a searchable national register of practitioners.

The Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) – supports disability advocacy organisations. The website has a comprehensive list of advocacy organisations in Queensland.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Choosing Wisely Australia

Health Direct

National Relay Service

Office of the Health Ombudsman

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Carer Gateway  – Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.

CerebralPalsySymptoms.com – Learn all about Cerebral Palsy and other common birth injuries.

Mental Health Road Map – A guide to help you on your way to mental health recovery. Produced by consumers for consumers, by Partners in Recovery in Gympie and Sunshine Coast

Mental Health Resources for Carers – This program is designed to support carers of people who have a mental illness living in Queensland. An initiative of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, developed by Carers Queensland.