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Choose Tap Choose Tap is an Australian campaign spreading the message that drinking tap water is good for healthy bodies, healthy teeth, healthy brains and a healthy environment.
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7.
SAFE STEPS: 1800 015 188
Family violence response centre and 24 hour crisis line.
MEN’S REFERRAL SERVICE: 1800 065 973
Anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour.
THE LOOKOUT: www.thelookout.org.au
Specialist family violence services across Victoria.
MIND HEALTH CONNECT: mindhealthconnect.org.au
Mental health and wellbeing information, support and services from leading health providers.
Portal to online applications for mental and physical disorders.
MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK: mhatwork.com.au
An international organisation aimed at improving the wellbeing and productivity of people and workplaces.
WILD AT HEART: wildatheart.org.au
Provides opportunities for people with a disability to tell their stories through arts and music making, to make friends and be part of a community and to participate equally in society through their artistic work.
GRIEFLINE: 9935 7400 and griefline.org.au
Free counselling support services, including telephone support, online counselling, in-house one on one counselling, education and training and health support programs.
LIFELINE: 13 11 14
Crisis support and suicide prevention
The SANE Help Centre provides the information, guidance, and referral you need to manage mental health concerns.
The National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
Alcohol and other drugs
TURNING POINT: 1800 888 236 and turningpoint.org
24 hour counselling and referral.
FAMILY DRUG HELP: 1300 660 068 and familydrughelp.org.au
24 hour phone service specifically for parents, family members and friends.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES, WESTERN HEALTH: 8345 6682
Support services based in Footscray.
NURSE ON CALL: 1300 60 60 24
Immediate expert health advice from a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
START THE CONVERSATION: starttheconversation.org.au
Support and guidance to help clinicians raise the topic of smoking with their patients.
QUIT VICTORIA’S ONLINE LEARNING HUB: www.quit.org.au/learning-hub/
Online learning resources for health professionals to help their patients stop smoking.
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SMOKING CESSATION AND TRAINING: www.ncsct.co.uk
Supporting the delivery of effective evidence-based tobacco control programs.
AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SMOKING CESSATION PROFESSIONALS: aascp.org.au
Promoting optimal smoking cessation practice in Australia by trained health professionals incorporating evidence-based practice with an ongoing learning objective.
THE VICTORIAN NETWORK OF SMOKEFREE HEALTHCARE SERVICES: smokefreevictoria.com.au
Increasing the capacity of healthcare services to successfully implement smokefree policies and address the health impacts of smoking.
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL ON SMOKING AND HEALTH: www.acosh.org
An independent, non-government, not for profit coalition of prominent West Australian health, education, community, social service and research bodies with a shared concern about smoking and health.
CENTRE FOR CULTURE, ETHNICITY AND HEALTH: ceh.org.au
Specialist information and training to help Australian services meet the needs of a culturally diverse population.
PRIMARY CARE HEALTH LITERACY ASSESSMENT TOOL: North Western Primary Health Network
An easy-to-use tool to help you assess your practice’s operations and how they may impact on client health literacy.
Minimal intervention dentistry
ALLIANCE FOR A CAVITY FREE FUTURE: www.AllianceForACavityFreeFuture.org
Resources, professional networks and advocacy aimed at reducing cavities across the world.
HEALTH TRANSLATIONS DIRECTORY: http://healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/
Enables health practitioners and those working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to easily find translated health information.
Ethical Decision Making
Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees:
AHPRA Code of Conduct for Health Professionals:
Australian Dental Association Code of Ethics:
Australian Dental Council Professional Competencies for the Newly Qualified Dentist:
Australian Medical Association Code of Ethics:
Singer, Peter. How Are We to Live? Ethics in an age of Self-Interest. Melbourne: Text Publishing, 1993
Bauman, Zygmunt. Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers. Cambridge, Mass and London: Harvard University Press, 2008.
Osuji, Peter. “Relational Autonomy in Informed Consent (RAIC) as an Ethics of Care Approach to the Concept of Informed Consent.” Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. Vol 21 (2018) p 101-111.