Words for Wellbeing
What is Words for Wellbeing?
Words for Wellbeing provides you with a list of useful, trusted, self-help resources that have been recommended by health professionals in Queensland. Any library member can access this collection, and library membership is free.
Books can be borrowed from Citylibraries Townsville locations and are easily identified with a Words for Wellbeing sticker on the spine of the book. There is also a range of apps to download to your smart device, and websites that cover many health topics.
The books and resources available through Words for Wellbeing do not replace professional advice or care from your doctor. If you feel that you may have a mental or physical health issue, it is important that you make an appointment with your doctor or healthcare provider. Your treatment plan may involve some education around your health condition and some recommended reading from our Words for Wellbeing list.*
If you are worried about your own, or someone else's health or wellbeing, you can get help from:
- Triple Zero - 000 (24 hours)
In an emergency, please call Triple Zero (000).
- Your GP (general practitioner or family doctor)
Usually the first person you go to if you have a health issue. GPs coordinate your healthcare and can look after you through your whole life.
- 13Health - 13 43 25 84 (24 hours)
A confidential phone service that provides health advice to Queenslanders. You can phone and talk to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.
- Lifeline - 131 114 (24 hours)
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
- Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800 (24 hours)
Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged five to 25.
- Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467 (24 hours)
Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
- Acute Care Team (ACT) - 1300 642 255 (24 hours)
First point of contact to public mental health services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
|Recommended Website||Website Link|
|Australian Breastfeeding Association||breastfeeding.asn.au|
|Australian Pain Management Association||painmanagement.org.au|
|Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute||baker.edu.au|
|Better Health Channel||betterhealth.vic.gov.au|
|Breast Cancer Network Australia||bcna.org.au|
|Cancer Council Queensland||cancerqld.org.au|
|Eat for Health - Australian Dietary Guidelines||eatforhealth.gov.au|
|Eating Disorders Queensland||eatingdisordersqueensland.org.au|
|Eating Disorders Victoria||eatingdisorders.org.au|
|Gastroenterology Society of Australia||gesa.org.au|
|Get Healthier and Happier||healthier.qld.gov.au|
|Heart Support Australia||heartsupport.org.au|
|Kidney Health Australia||kidney.org.au|
|Lung Foundation Australia||lungfoundation.com.au|
|Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Australia||msaustralia.org.au|
|Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Queensland||msqld.org.au|
|Multicultural Health Information||mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au|
|Nutrition Australia Queensland||naqld.org|
|Palliative Care Queensland||palliativecareqld.org.au|
|Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia||pcfa.org.au|
|Raising Children - Australian Parenting Website||raisingchildren.net.au|
|Sleep Health Foundation||sleephealthfoundation.org.au|
|Stroke Foundation - Enable Me||enableme.org.au|