Links relating to health services
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: Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (DHHS)
The Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (PTAS) provides financial assistance with travel and/or accommodation costs to Tasmanian residents who need to travel: more than 50 kms (one way) to the nearest oncology or dialysis treatment centre; or more than 75 kms (one way) to the nearest appropriate specialist medical service; or more than 75 kms (one way) to access lymphoedema treatment.
: Eat Well Tasmania
Eat Well Tasmania is a State-wide program that provides support and assistance for activities or projects that promote enjoyable healthy eating.
: Mental Health Council of Tasmania
The Mental Health Council of Tasmania provides a public voice for people affected by mental illness and the organisations in the community sector that work with them. The Mental Health Council of Tasmania advocate for effective public policy on mental health for the benefit of the Tasmanian community as a whole.
: Rural Alive and Well Inc (RAW)
Rural Alive and Well Inc (RAW) is a not for profit organisation delivering suicide prevention and community wellbeing services to Tasmanian rural communities. It also provides counselling services to the forestry industry.
This site 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 Rural Health Students' Network
The National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN) represents 29 Rural Health Clubs with over 8,000 members located at universities throughout Australia. The NRHSN is a multidisciplinary network representing medical, nursing and allied health students aiming to increase the health workforce and health outcomes for rural and remote Australians.
: Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross deals with emergencies both within Australia and overseas.
: St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding charitable organisation active in all States and Territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.
: Kitchen Garden Foundation
Pleasurable food education teaches Australian children positive food habits through fun, hands-on learning.