Get symptom and pain support

This section helps you find support for symptoms caused by illness or treatment. It includes services from various specialist and general organisations.

In this section you will find services that can help with symptoms. Lately lists services for a wide range of people and situations. There are services for specific symptoms, like pain, and services for people with specific conditions, such as dementia. There are services for different cultural groups and people who speak languages other than English.

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If your condition gets worse, what would you like me to do?

Most people agree that, at the end of life, it's important to talk about their preferences for care during this time. But only a quarter of people actually do talk about it. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

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What worries you or scares you?

It's very common to feel fear at one time or another when confronting illness or death. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

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Dementia Australia - National Dementia Helpline

Provider: Dementia Australia

The helpline is for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends, as well as people concerned about memory loss.

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Mercy Health - Palliative Care Sunshine

Provider: Mercy Health

A community based palliative care service supporting people and their families with advanced disease, when cure is no long...


Alfred Health - Palliative Care Clinic

Provider: Alfred Health

Assistance with symptom management, such as pain management, end of life planning, advanced care planning, management and ...


Banksia Palliative Care Service

Provider: Banksia Palliative Care Service

Banksia Palliative Care provides a range of supports and services to individuals and carers including a free 24-hour telep...


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