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Specialist health organisations

Cancer Council Victoria

Aims to reduce the impact of all cancers for all Victorians

Ph: 61 3 9514 6100
Support: 13 11 20 or email a cancer nurse

Alzheimer’s Australia

Alzheimer’s Australia is a leader in the prevention of dementia, while valuing and supporting people living with dementia.

National dementia helpline  1800 100 500


Lung Foundation

Lung Foundation Australia supports all aspects of lung health from asthma to cancer to COPD

1800 654 301 (within Australia)
Phone: +61 (0) 7 3251 3600

Lung Foundation Australia has released an updated COPD Action Plan.

Action plans are a valuable self-management tool to guide patients in recognising when their symptoms change and what action they should take at that time.

The latest version has included a ‘Feeling Sick’ section to make it easier for patients to know when to commence antibiotics or prednisolone. The three-page PDF also includes a step-by-step guide to writing a COPD Action Plan which will assist General Practitioners who are new to using them.

The plans are available as an editable PDF or in RTF to be imported in to medical software and are available here:



Motor Neurone Disease

MND Australia is working towards a world without MND


Freecall number to contact your state MND association:  1800 777 175

Kidney Health Australia


Speak to a health professional
Kidney Health Information Service (KHIS)
Freecall: 1800 454 363
Email: khis@kidney.org.au
Operating hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday