KHA's Young Adult's Program Focus Group
If you are between 18 and 25 years and living with a diagnosis of kidney disease, we need your participation and help!
Contact Colin Finch on 08 93819311, call our KHIS line 1800 454 363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kidney Community Newsletter - do you want to share you story?
Do you have a news item with photos etc. for our Kidney Community News?
Email our editor with an outline of your story, or suggestions for articles to email@example.com
How can you become involved?
As a young Aussie in our kidney community you may wish to share your concerns and thoughts with others. Our Consumer Participation Council wants to know issues affecting youth in our Australian kidney community.
KidneyHealthAus KidneyEd TV - YT Playlists
View reviewed high quality education YouTube videos grouped into playlists - learn more about your kidneys and kidney failure. Lots of cool animations.
Become a fan - LIKE us on Facebook and keep up with the latest news
Youth Helpline 1800 551 800 (24 hrs every day) www.kidshelp.com.au
Fun and friendly website, a place where you can get help and connect. What is Kids Helpline? Young people (5 to 25 year) can phone, email or chat online with a counsellor!
Can online support groups or social networking sites make you healthier?
Support groups are growing fast globally and in Australia - find out why.
Refer to ABC Health and Wellbeing - Health benefits of social networking
As a young person with kidney failure, you are invited to join Livewire!
The safe online place for young people aged 10 to 20 years old, living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their siblings. Free for anyone 10 to 21, with serious illness or disability.
Our fully-moderated chat room provides members with the opportunity to connect and share experiences with other young people with similar conditions, from all over Australia! In the chat room, these adolescents encounter an opportunity for friendship, fun and connections. We also have heaps of chat guests, too!
Livewire also provides awesome articles and videos; the groups discussion pages; the opportunity to blog; and the ever popular Livewire Music Player, featuring all the latest hits, as well as the classics! Our regular competitions also give members the opportunity to score themselves some epic prizes. Register to join at www.livewire.org.au * call 1300 727 827 * firstname.lastname@example.org
A free call service for all people with, or affected by, kidney and urinary disease - or email your query to KHIS@kidney.org.au
National Relay Service - www.relayservice.com.au
For those with hearing or speech impairment. Use service to connect to KHIS line - quote 1800 454 363
TTY/Voice 133 677 | Speak & Listen (SSR) 1300 555 727 | www.iprelay.com.au/call/index.aspx
YOUTH LINKS - surf websites with fun resources and CKD sites especially for you
Education websites for young adults with CKD
Sites for people like me with CKD
Young@NKF has been put together by young patients for young patients
Siblings Australia Inc Support for brothers and sisters of people with special needs; including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues - forums, workshops and other good programs
Social networking and more
DaVita Highly recommended USA site - CKD, emotional health and wellbeing - sexuality, anger, depression, holiday blues, caregiver stress, sleep, positive thinking, benefits of pets, etc.
- Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet Lower blood pressure through diet and exercise
- Hair, nails and Chronic Kidney Disease DaVita
- Live Life Well NSW Health Resource
- myDr.com.au - Health Toolkit Calculators to assess your health, risk tests and learn via interactive quizzes
- Staying Healthy HealthInsite - loads of info for you to live a healthy and fun life
- Teen Health Information USA - offers loads of links to articles on stuff you want to know about
- There’s No Such Thing As A Silly Question Guide for families living with a child with chronic illness, disability, mental illness or life-threatening condition - free.
Helpline numbers and websites
Kidney and Urinary Tract education resources - awesome 3D animations
Think about organ donation and transplantation - The Gift of Life
Updated 19 February 2014