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Health Professionals I Indigenous Health Professionals I Organ Donation I Youth links

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Kidney health education resources

Emotional and wellness resources - refer our Mind, Body & CKD

Our webpage Finance - information for anyone with a chronic disease

Support Groups, Message Boards and social networking  Our kidney community online


Important Health Information

NPS Medicines Line 1300 MEDICINE - 1300 633 424  M-F 9am–5pm
*Tools and Tips  *Translated resources  *Search for medicine by name
Independent pharmacist advice on prescriptions, over-the-counter or complementary medicine
Adverse Medicines Events Line
report and discuss any negative reactions

QUIT NOW 137 848 Quitline - free Quit Pack  *  QUIT Coach secure help online
My QuitBuddy  free app to help quit: iPhone, iPad, Android iTunes Online or Google Play
If you smoke - best thing to do for your health, is to quit now!
How smoking damages your body  Animation shows you the damage

Smokenders Australia 1800 021 000

Nutrition & Chronic Kidney Disease KHA site Lifestyle Recipes
Offers extensive education on this complex topic when living within any level of kidney failure or transplantation. Also provides recipes, videos and external weblinks to help improve your understanding of a renal diet.


Indigenous Kidney Stories - Flipchart series

    * No 1 The work of your kidneys  *No 2 When your kidneys get sick 
    * No 3 Living with Kidney Disease  *No 4 Treatment options and pathways 
    * No 5 Haemodialysis  *No 6 Peritoneal dialysis  *No 7 Fistula and Catheter

    * No 8 Diet and kidney disease 
    * No 9a Palliative care for people with sick kidneys 
    * No 9b Palliative care for people with sick kidneys 
    * No 10 Transplant x 4: Introduction - Tests required - Surgery - Life after transplant

Stories about stages of kidney disease, dialysis and treatment options. Graphics tell these stories simply - useful for Health Professionals, patients with English as 2nd language Flipcharts in this range are large documents - they take time to load (primarily for health professionals - working with clients, but interesting to all)

Download these Kidney Stories posters - to display in clinic, to use as education tools for your visitors.
*How do my kidneys work?  *Are your kidneys OK?  *What is a Kidney Health Check?  *Keep Strong Longer

Kidney Stories are produced by Northern Territory Government & NT Renal Services
Susan Poppe - Senior Nurse, Renal Services Advisor - NT Renal Services 
Officer, 2nd Floor Health House, 87 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0810
Call 08 8999 2406 - susan.poppe@nt.gov.au

Kidney Stories resources available from Darwin University Print Shop - price dependent on quantity ordered uniprint@cdu.edu.au

Heart Foundation - Aboriginal Health Renal Resource Centre - see Aboriginal health - for patients & health professionals

Transplant story: A personal journey - Menzies School of Health Research
A 52 minute video of real-life story of an Indigenous family living with kidney disease closely follows a young man, who had a living donor transplant when he was a child which lasted 24 years. Video background and clip>. For other Menzies resources>
  Queries: Menzies School of Health Research: call 08 8922 8196 or info@menzies.edu.au

For parents of kidney kids - to read together

Livewire.org.au Safe online hub for young people10 to 20 living with serious illness, chronic health condition or disability. Awesome articles, videos, discussion pages, blog. Popular Livewire music player features music online! Regular competitions give members a chance to score epic prizes.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) - first reference KHA's Living with Kidney Failure (new 8th edition)

Chronic Disease Self-management - Patient Guides

Dialysis Options

Home Dialysis First stop for education - our sister site homedialysis.org.au 

Kidney Transplantation

Conservative or Palliative Care - with Kidney Disease

Treatment Options - for kidney disease & end stage kidney failure


Kidney Health Australia webpages

Australian and Global Kidney Patient Charters and Principles of Care

Translated Kidney Health Education Resources
Kidney Health Australia offers a large range of translated Kidney Health Fact sheets and flyers, with simplified English versions available - extensive Translated Resources on this site.


Health problems related to kidney failure, CKD and dialysis

Cancer of the kidney, renal carcinoma
Note sister site - KHA felt this condition was so complex it deserved its own space kidneycancer.org.au

Australian sites

International sites (many in multiple languages)

Cardiovascular or heart disease

Diabetes and CKD

Kidney Stones

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Cystic Disease and Renal Dysplasia

Rare conditions, Resources, Support Groups both international and Aussie Kidney Clubs

Urinary health - conditions and problems

Urinary health - for men and their families

National Relay Service 

A phone solution for those with hearing or speech impairment - use this service to connect to our freecall KHIS line

TTY/Voice 133 677  |  Speak & Listen (SSR) 1300 555727

Updated 17 April 2014
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Last updated: Apr 2014.