Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare

The Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH) is a national, non-profit organisation of parents, professionals and community members who work together to ensure the emotional and social needs of children, adolescents and their families are recognised and met within hospitals and the health care system in Australia.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Institute is the national agency for health and welfare statistics and information. The site provides online access to many of their publications.

Diabetes kids and teens

Diabetes Australia New South Wales website with sections especially for kids, teens and parents and carers.

Drugs and Community Action

Information and advice for community groups looking to tackle drug-related issues in their local area.

Health Insite

This Commonwealth Government initiative provides information and links to resources on a wide range of health issues.

Healthy Kids portal

Good food habits and daily physical activity – if you have these, you're well on the way to a healthy life. Find out more at the Healthy Kids portal.

Keep Watch and Keep Them Alive

The aim of "Keep Watch and Keep Them Alive" is to inform parents that supervision of children in the water is critical to the prevention of drownings. Find out more about supervising children who are swimming.


KidsMatter is a joint initiative of the Australian Government and non-government organisations that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and achieve greater support for children experiencing mental health difficulties, and their families. It includes KidsMatter Early Childhood, designed for implementation in preschools and long day care; and KidsMatter Primary Schools, designed for implementation in Australian primary schools.


Kidsafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with injuries in children under the age of 15 years.

NSW Department of Health

This site provides a range of topical information, research and statistics, and information for health professionals in NSW.

NSW Public Health Act

The Public Health Act 2010 was passed by the NSW Parliament in December 2010 and commenced on 1 September 2012.

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

The Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO) is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating NSW Ministry of Health policy, strategy and program funding relating to mental health and the prevention and management of alcohol and drug related harm.

NSW Association for Youth Health

The NSW Association for Youth Health (NAYH) Inc. is the peak body in NSW committed to working on behalf of the youth health sector to promote and advocate for the health and well being needs of marginalised young people aged 12 to 25 years.

NSW Kids and Families

Statutory health corporation governing children and young people's health services in NSW.

NSW Suicide Prevention Strategy 2010-2015

The NSW Suicide Prevention Strategy sets out the NSW Government's strategic directions and intended outcomes for suicide prevention in NSW over the next five years, and aligns with the national suicide prevention framework: Living Is For Everyone.

Sydney Children's Hospital

Website for the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. Like the Westmead Hospital site, this has fact sheets for parents and information for professionals.

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

The Institute aims to improve the health of children through the development and application of research into the causes and prevention of ill-health and the maintenance of health. Australian of the Year, Prof Fiona Stanley, is the Founding Director.

The Mental Health Association NSW Inc

The Mental Health Association NSW Inc promote opportunities for the people of NSW to achieve their optimal level of mental health through providing information services, education about protecting mental health, mutual support and advocacy services.

The Mental Health Commission of NSW

The Mental Health Commission of NSW is an independent body which helps drive reform that benefits people who experience mental illness and their families and carers.