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ME/CFS/FM Fact Sheets and Information

A wide range of fact sheets, information and resources is available on the website.

Emerge Australia Fact Sheets

Better Health Channel

The Better Health Channel provides free, quality assured, up-to-date health and medical information in an easy to understand format and language. The site is funded by the Victorian state government and does not allow corporate sponsorship or commercial advertising. Information on ME/CFS is listed under chronic fatigue syndrome.

Better Health Channel Website

Gluten Free Eating Directory

The Gluten Free Eating Directory enables you to search for information about businesses that cater well for gluten free diets. Find eateries, shops; gluten free products, manufacturers, services, publications, online shops and accommodation. The directory is also available as a smart phone app.

Gluten Free Eating Directory Website

Health Direct

Health Direct Australia provides access to professional health information and is funded by national and state governments. Services include a 24 hour nursing advice line, online health information and the National Health Service Directory (see details below).

Ph: 1800 022 222
Health Direct Website

Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services (IDEAS)

An online database of information and resources for people with disabilities covering a range of topics such as disability support services, equipment suppliers and accessible accommodation and travel services

Ph: 1800 029 904
IDEAS Website

Medicines Line (1300 MEDICINE)

Medicines line is a telephone service that provides consumers with information on

Prescriptions, over the counter and complementary (herbal, natural, vitamin and mineral) medicines. Some of the Information provided by medicines line includes:

  • how a medicine works
  • side effects
  • drug interactions
  • referrals

National Health Services Directory

The National Health Service Directory provides an online search function to find health services such as GPs, pharmacies and hospitals in your local area.

National Health Services Directory Website

National Continence Helpline

For people with ME/CFS with incontinence, the National Continence Helpline can provide information or advice.

Ph: 1800 33 00 66
National Continence Helpline Website

Nurse On-Call

A phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Victoria only.

Ph: 1300 60 60 24
Nurse On-Call Website

 Psychotropic Drug Advisory Service (PDAS)

PDAS is a Victorian State-wide specialist service providing independent information on psychiatric medicines and other psychoactive substances

(03) – 9389 2920



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