Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Department of General Medicine - Resources for Families

Department of General Medicine - Resources for Families

Resources are listed alphabetically by the name of the disease, problem or topic. Resources for each problem are listed together. Click on the number or letter below to go directly to that section.


ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

ADHD information from the Child and Youth Health website

ADHD fact sheets from the Royal Children's Hospital - Melbourne

Raising Children Network ADHD information

American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ADHD website

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ADHD website

Living with ADHD website - some good resources for home and school. This website is run by Janssen-Cilag, manufacter of Concerta

RACP statement on stimulant medication - Statement from Royal Australasian College of Physicians on the use of stimulant medications

Stimulant-placebo trials - information for parents on how these trials are run


ASCIA website - Australasian Society of Clinical Allergy and Immunology website with allergy resources

Act against allergy - Website from manufacturers of Neocate with some good parent information on food allergies and specifically cow’s milk protein allergy

Ambulance cover

SA Ambulance website - details about how to get ambulance cover. (click Products and Services on left side of page for details, costs etc)

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See allergy

Anglicare Family Support Services

Information sheet about this service


WCH Asthma handbook

Asthma device fact sheets developed by CYWHS

Asthma SA website

Asthma information from the Child and Youth Health Website

Asthma fact sheets in multiple languages from Asthma SA

Asthma score website - a website to help you assess and track your asthma control

National Asthma Council website

Autism spectrum disorders (Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders)

Autism SA website

Raising Children Autism website - this is the new website for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders funded by the Federal government as part of their new autism package

Autism Spectrum Disorder pages from the Child and Youth Health website

ASD video glossary - This video glossary has 100 videos demonstrating aspects of the disorder. You need to register but it's free. Great for learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Federal Dept of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) - Website about the Helping Children with Autism package from the Federal Government

Department of Health and Aging - website regarding the new Medicare initiatives for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism Information Centre website

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See continence problems

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) teams

Northern, Eastern, Western and Country CAMHS teams

Southern and their Country CAMHS teams

Cardiac disease

See heart diseases


Carers SA – Website of Carers Australia with links to each state page

Carer allowance and payment

See Centrelink forms

Centrelink forms

Carer allowance or payment forms - links to all necessary forms

Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy information booklet for parents - from Royal Children's Hospital - Melbourne (excellent resource but slightly Victorian focussed)

Children of parents with mental illness

Children of parents with mental illness - Website of the children of parents with mental illness initiative with resources for parents, children and workers

Cognitive assessments (IQ and other learning tests) in the community

See Psychology section

Continence problems

Continence aids assistance scheme - Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aging financial assistance scheme for children over 5 with either a neurological cause of incontinence, intellectual disability or another cause of incontinence and have a pension card. Application forms and details are on the website

Guidelines for access to incontinence pads via WCH home equipment centre

Continence Foundation of Australia (bedwetting section)

Continence Foundation of Australia (bowel and bladder section) – excellent resources, fact sheets and booklets on wetting, soiling and constipation

SA Continence resource centre

ERIC - Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence

Sneaky Poo parent handout

Bedwetting website from Ferring (makers of Minirin)

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Dental services under Medicare – Department of Health and Aging guidelines on which dental services can be claimed under Medicare and how they are accessed

Developmental delay or concerns

Developmental milestones and red flags - Excellent website developed by Queensland Health with a guide to normal development and red flags for each age group

Early Childhood Intervention Program - Child and Youth Health program for children 0-8 with possible developmental problems


Continence aids assistance scheme

Disability Information and Resource Centre - South Australian "one stop shop" for disability

Family Village - disability resources website

There's no such thing as a silly question - SA edition - booklet originally produced by interACT in Victoria and now updated with South Australian information.

Intellectual Disabilities website  - UK website with articles and resources regarding all forms of intellectual disabilities

Disability SA

Disabled parking permit application form

Novita Children's Services

Down Syndrome

See Trisomy 21

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Eczema care plan from ASCIA - useful simple plan for managing eczema

Eczema factsheet – excellent factsheet from Royal Children’s Hospital - Melbourne


See continence problems


See continence problems


Children’s Epilepsy Program in Melbourne – Excellent resources about epilepsy. Victorian focussed but has generic information.

Epilepsy Action Australia – Epilepsy support group

Fitness to drive - Austroads website with link to current recommendations regarding medical fitness to drive

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Fact sheets and information for children and adolescents

CYH website - kids section

CYH website - teens section

CYH website - young adults section

KidsHealth information for kids

KidsHealth information for teens

Fact sheets for parents

CYH website - parenting and child health page

Better Health Channel Victoria - babies

Better Health Channel Victoria - children

Better Health Channel Victoria - parenting and families

Better Health Channel Victoria - teenagers

Children's Hospital - Westmead (there are a number in languages other than English)

Kaleidoscope - Hunter Children's Health Network

KidsHealth website - parent page

Queensland Health (mostly around feeding and development and in multiple languages)

Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

Sydney Children's Hospital (there are a number in languages other than English)

You've got what - Dept of Health factsheets for infectious diseases

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Hand problems/abnormalities

The Aussie Hands Foundation  - The Aussie Hands Foundation offers support for children and adults with hand differences. They provide advice on appropriate educational programs, special equipment, medical and community resources.

Health information for parents and children

See Factsheets

Heart diseases

Heart Center Encyclopedia - Cincinnati Children's Hospital site with excellent pictures of heart conditions especially congenital heart disease

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Immunisation resources

South Australian Dept of Health immunisation website

Australian immunisation handbook


See continence section


Infosearch SA - SA Government website with listings of health and community services agencies and resources

For health information see factsheets section

Intellectual disability

See disability section

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Kabuki Syndrome

Supporting Aussie Kids with Kabuki Syndrome (SAKKS)

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MedicAlert website including application form that can be downloaded

Mental Health

Headspace - The National Youth Mental Health Foundation

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Parenting resources

Parenting and child health section of CYH website - multiple resources

Parent groups from Parenting SA

Parenting easy guides from Parenting SA - excellent guides on a huge variety of topics

ABCD Parenting Young Adolescents - good site with lots of tip sheets. Published by Parenting Resource Centre

Better Health Channel Victoria - parenting and families

Karitane parent information brochures (click on parenting tips tab)

NSW Dept of Community Services parenting website

NSW Dept of Community Services parenting website - Arabic family resources

Raising children network

Patient assistance transport scheme (PATS)

 Forms and information from Country Health SA website

Psychology services outside of WCH

Flinders University Psychology Department Clinic

UniSA Dept of Psychology

Australian Psychological Association find a psychologist search - Find a Psychologist

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Refugee health resources

South Australian Refugee Health Network

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Speech and language difficulties

Speech Pathology Australia fact sheets

Support groups

Genetic Support Groups Victoria - links to large numbers of syndrome support groups. Slightly Victorian focused but a large number of groups are national.

Spina bifida and hydrocephalus association of SA

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Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)

Down Syndrome Society of South Australia

Foundation 21

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Velocardiofacial Syndrome

Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS, 22q-) South Australia support group

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These resources are provided to patients and families in good faith by the Department of General Medicine at the Women's and Children's Hospital. It is intended as an information resource only. No liability is accepted by members of the department or the hospital for the information and resources listed. Information gained from these resources should not replace medical advice from your doctor. If you believe you have a medical emergency you should seek emergency help immediately. Links to other web sites are provided for convenience but no liability is accepted for their content. The information provided should not be reproduced in any way without the express permission of the Women’s and Children's Hospital.

For feedback or suggestions of other resources please contact Dr Paul Machet via:

  • e-mail
  • Tel: 8161 8007
  •  Department of General Medicine, WCH, 72 King William Rd, North Adelaide, 5006

last modified: 05 Apr 2016