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Perpetrators often make excuses for their violence, for example, blaming alcohol or stress.
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Find information about the broad range of services available to support you as you get older.
If you or someone you care for has an alcohol or drug problem, there are services and support available to help.
Learn more about the wide range of services and support available to carers in Victoria.
Understand the kinds of support that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.
Disability support services are provided by a mix of government, community, private and non-profit organisations.
Learn about the range of services and support that exists for people in emergency situations in Victoria.
End of life and palliative care services can help maintain quality of life by providing relief to pain symptoms as well as emotional, mental and spiritual support.
A hospital stay can be planned or unexpected. Learn about the hospital journey from admission to discharge.
There are a mix of public and private services in place to help people living with mental illness in Victoria.
Learn how to plan and coordinate your own healthcare, and to make the plan that best suits you.
Involving health services early and understanding your childbirth options will give you the best chance of a successful and rewarding birth experience.
Communicating with your healthcare team will help you get the best health outcome.
The Bairnsdale / Buruli ulcer is a rare skin disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus for which there is no cure, specific treatment or vaccine. The best defence against Zika virus is to avoid mosquito bites if you are travelling in a country with active Zika virus transmission.
State and territory food enforcement agencies are investigating Salmonella cases possibly linked to rockmelon. Safe food handling and thorough hand washing can help prevent salmonella infection.
The main flood types affecting Australia include flooding of rivers or drainage systems due to exceptionally heavy rains, and storm surges caused by tropical cyclones. When there is a flood alert in your area, there are things you can do to prepare.
Measles is a very contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Measles can cause serious, sometimes fatal, complications including pneumonia and encephalitis. Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine but vaccination is important because people coming from overseas can carry the virus. Find out more about causes, symptoms and treatment of measles.
Not sure where to start looking for info about your healthcare? Visit our new Services and Support section to find out more about how the healthcare system works and how it can help you.
Some people are more susceptible to hospital infections than others. However, there are things you can do before and during your stay in hospital that will help reduce the chance of you getting an infection.
It's Dental Health Week - take a more preventive, hands-on approach to your dental health and learn more about the ways your teeth, gums and mouth are affected during the pivotal phases of your life.
Discover the facts about organ and tissue donation, decide about becoming a donor and discuss your decision with the people close to you.
Around one third of Australians are in pain, with one in five reporting that their pain is constant. The occurrence of pain rises as people get older, and women are more likely to be in pain than men. Pain management strategies include pain-relieving medications, physical or occupational therapy, and complementary therapies (such as acupuncture and massage).
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The healthcare system in Victoria provides high-quality health treatment, care, education and disease prevention for all Victorians. It includes a wide range of healthcare professionals, working in public and private settings, such as hospitals, medical clinics, community health services and private practice.
When someone is having a mental health crisis, they could be having a panic attack, experiencing withdrawal, feeling suicidal, reacting to relationship issues, having a psychotic episode, or a mix of these symptoms. A mental health first aid course can provide you with a basic understanding of the different kinds of mental illness and their associated symptoms.
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Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
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