Health and wellbeing

Health books, DVDs and websites

The library has information guides which include books, DVDs and websites for a range of health issues.

Visit our health and DVDs page to access lists for Asthma and allergies, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart disease, Injury prevention, Mental health and Stoke.

Online health resources

ABC Health and Wellbeing
Information about conditions and diseases, drugs and healthy living.

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria
Provides advice, counselling, education and training for people with asthma, their carers, health professionals, first aiders and the Victorian community

Australian Drug Foundation
Research and information about alcohol and other drugs.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Government statistics relating to health and wellbeing.

Better Health Channel
Reliable health information in an easy-to-understand format. Links to information about specific diseases and conditions.

Black Dog Institute
Depression and Bipolar disorder information and support.

The Cancer Council of Australia
The Cancer Council of Australia is a national non-government organisation with affiliated state member organisations dedicated to the fight against cancer. It aims to advise government bodies on policies for the prevention, treatment and detection of cancer and acts as an advocate on behalf of patients. It also raises funds to assist with cancer research and supporting sufferers of cancer.

Cochrane Summaries
Reviews research evidence about health, available in English and other languages.

Consumer Health Complete
Information about diseases and conditions from books, articles, fact sheets and videos. Includes western, complementary and holistic health information. 

Diabetes Australia - Victoria
Diabetes Australia - Victoria is the peak consumer body representing people with diabetes in Victoria and providing vital support and information to the community about diabetes.

Health Direct
Health Direct provides a symptom checker.

Health Translations Directory
Information about diseases, conditions and prevention in a range of community languages.

Lab Tests Online
Explanations about pathology testing and understanding the results.

MedlinePlus - US
Health information in languages other than English.

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)
Support groups, seminars and regular events including Mental Health Week.

National Heart Foundation of Australia
As Australia's leading heart health charity, the Heart Foundation carries out life-saving work in research, prevention and education to reduce the loss and suffering caused by cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease).

National Prescribing Service (NPS)
Information about conditions and diseases as well as drugs  and tests.

Royal Children's Hospital - factsheets
Up to date information about children's medical conditions and services.

Royal Women's Hospital - factsheets

Stroke Association of Victoria
A not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of support and information services for people affected by stroke, their families and carers.