The links below identify some of the many Australian websites which provide research, resources and training programs for health professionals and educators on topics including physical activity, nutrition, cancer, heart disease, and mental health.
Lighten Up to a Healthy Lifestyle Program
Developed by Queensland Health, this program is a group - based healthy lifestyle support program delivered by trained facilitators. It teaches participants to be more active, develop healthy eating habits and cope with stress.
A Healthier You
This is a Queensland Government website that includes general information about improving your personal health and wellbeing. Topics include food and nutrition, a health environment and physical activity.
The TravelSmart program encourages and promotes the use of environmentally-friendly means of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport. Resources that include information for employers and individuals are provided on their website.
Skin cancer caused by unsafe sun exposure is a real threat to Queenslanders. The Queensland Government has therefore identified reducing unsafe exposure to the sun as one if its targets for 2020. Sunsafety Qld provides a comprehensive guide and resource bank to assist all Queenslanders take responsibility for their skin and protect themselves from the sun.
Australian Health Promotion Association
Association of health promotion professionals - provides information, advice, professional development about latest developments in health promotion practice.
Health Promotion Publications by the NHMRC
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia provides guidelines for health professionals, databases of health and medical research and research funding.
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc. A professional association which provides information and contacts to support school based health and PE programs.
Healthy Schools Website
Australian health promoting healthy schools association. Includes links to topic specific (eg. nutrition, mental health) websites and resources.
Cancer Council Queensland
Provides information and advice about cancer detection, treatment and prevention.
Health Information Directory
The Health Information Directory provides access to online health and well-being information. The fact sheets and other resources on this site are constantly expanded and regularly reviewed.
Provides a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma.
National Heart Foundation Australia
Provides valuable information and resources about the types and causes of heart disease and stroke. The NHF Queensland branch can provide volunteer speakers, brochures and advice and access to physical activity programs such as walking clubs.
This website is part of the Australian Government's continuing efforts to reduce the level of tobacco use among Australians and is aimed directly at smokers, both youth and adults. It's designed to provide information and further resources on successfully quitting.
The National Depression Initiative - provides valuable ideas, contacts and resources to support local anxiety and depression related initiatives.
Mental Health First Aid
This website provides information about Mental Health First Aid: the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Food and nutrition facts and healthy recipes.
Healthy catering guidelines
A website provided by Queensland Health to assist caterers make healthier choices in food and drink supply.
Provides evidence based resources and information about food and nutrition which can support local health promotion projects.
Provides relationship support and counseling services across Australia.
This page was last reviewed on 17 Apr 2012