All links and resources are freely available and do not replace therapeutic support from an Allied Health Professional or any other professional. These links and resources have been included in this page to promote the accessibility of information and understanding which may be helpful and of benefit. Please feel free to explore and share.
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Below is a list of networks that can support or advise of the best way to manage such situations.
At Astute Therapy Solutions, we take the physical and mental wellbeing of all people seriously,. Life can become overwhelming, and people may struggle with their mental health and require immediate support to assist them in getting through these challenging periods. If you or your child is experiencing significant mental distress or you require immediate support, please seek urgent medical care from your GP or via a hospital emergency department.
The NDIS provides people with a disability funding to receive the disability supports and services they need. The NDIS also provides people with disability, including those not eligible for funding, with information and connections to services in their communities. This includes connections to doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by each state and territory government. Please follow the link for further information: https://www.ndis.gov.au/
NDIS participants have the right to be safe and to receive quality services from the providers and workers they choose to support them under the NDIS.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. The NDIS Commission regulates the NDIS market and handles complaints about the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. Please follow the link for further information: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/participants
Children and young people
QCAT takes a new look at (reviews) some decisions made by the Department of Communities including Child Safety services and the Commission for Children and Young People and the Child Guardian.
Decision-making for Adults with impaired capacity
QCAT decides applications about Adults who may have impaired decision-making capacity.
Follow this link for more information: https://www.qcat.qld.gov.au/
The Queensland Disability Advocacy Program funds organisations to deliver advocacy services to Queenslanders with disability, their family members and carers.
Follow this link for Queensland advocates: https://www.qld.gov.au/disability/legal-and-rights/advocacy
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is an independent statutory office established to protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of adults with impaired decision-making capacity, and children and young people in the child protection system (foster care, kinship care and residential care) and at other visitable sites such a youth detention centre, disability service or mental health facility. Please follow the link for further information: https://www.publicguardian.qld.gov.au/
The Disability Support Guide (previously titled DPS Guide to Disability Support), providing clear and comprehensive information about disability support options, what to consider and how to get the best support for your needs and circumstances.
The Guide includes a detailed directory of providers and the services they provide, from accommodation and advisors to different therapy options and in home and community support, to help you live as independently as possible.
I love this website!
It has so much information on supporting all children, across age groups and cultures. The Australian Government funded online resource for parents and child health specialists providing comprehensive, evidence-based, practical tools and information about the science and practice of raising children. The Raising Children Website helps millions of families in Australia, and world-wide. Through award-winning design and education innovations, helping parents navigate and understand the often confusing world of advice on child health, development and managing a family, from birth through to the teenage years. Enjoy
I love having safe and reliable information with as few ads as possible and have chosen to add Health Direct to this resource page to build our understanding of our health. I have found this to be a very handy and reliable resource.
Free Australian health advice you can count on!
Not only does it have info on medications, but how to find a service provider and learn about different topics.
The Disability Gateway will:
The Disability Gateway is an Australian Government initiative.