healthdirect provides access to free, trusted, quality health information, advice and resources on specific topics or areas including managing conditions and diseases, coping with life stages and general advice on health and wellbeing.
Make Healthy Normal is about making lifestyle changes that can make a big difference to your health. The site provides simple, easy and effective measures we can all take to get our lives back on the right track. Sign up and receive email reminders with suggestions on food choices as well as activities – some that you can do right at your desk.
Your Room offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, how they can affect people, side effects, withdrawal, and how to get help. There are also resources to order or download, including a range of Indigenous resources.
Immunisation protects the community against vaccine-preventable diseases. Each vaccine plays an important role, so timely vaccination is the best way to protect your child. Save the Date to Vaccinate offers parents access to comprehensive information on immunisation as well as easy-to-use free tools designed to help them save the date to vaccinate.
The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service is a free service for NSW residents who want to get healthier through improving their diet and levels of physical activity.
Get Healthy at Work is free NSW Government workplace health service that aims to help improve the health of working adults by giving workplaces tools and support to address healthy eating, healthy weight, physical activity, active travel (i.e. walking, cycling, public transport to work), smoking and harmful alcohol consumption. Find everything you need to implement, continuously review and improve your workplace health program.
8700 is a NSW Government initiative to give the public the information they need to make informed choices on the fast foods they eat. 8700kJ is the number of kJ the average Australian consumes each day. The website offers tools, calculators and converters, tips and information to make informed food choices when eating at larger ‘fast’ and snack food chains.
Go4Fun is a free healthy living program for kids above a healthy weight, running in NSW since 2009. This fun and interactive program helps children aged between 7 and 13 and their families adopt a long-lasting healthy lifestyle and focuses on improving eating habits, fitness, teamwork and overall health. Go4Fun programs are led by qualified health professionals and take place after school, running parallel with school terms.
Finish with the Right Stuff is a program to encourage children who participate in junior community sport to drink water and make healthier food and drink choices before, during and after their game. The Finish with the Right Stuff program is supported by well-known ambassadors from Netball NSW, the Australian Football League, and the National Rugby League in NSW.
Your Health Link is an initiative of the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD), designed to assist consumers, health professionals, teachers and students in their search for information, by providing a centralised gateway to Australian health related organisation websites chosen by health professionals. The site features a number of accessibility options including free access to text to speech services.