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While the internet can be useful for researching health and wellbeing, it’s important to remember that apps and websites should not be used to diagnose yourself or others if you are sick. Always seek the advice of a medical professional if you are unwell.
There are a few different ways you can do this:
1. Visit your GP or healthcare professional.
2. Call the HealthDirect Helpline on 1800 022 222 for 24-hour non-emergency advice from a registered nurse.
3. Call 000 in an emergency situation.

Below are some reliable government-operated websites that are a good place to start when you’re managing your health and wellbeing online.

HealthDirect Manage your health and wellbeing through a range of different information and advice services.
My HospitalsEasy access to nationally consistent and comparable performance information for public and private hospitals.
Eat for Health Eat a healthy diet and reduce the burden of preventable diet-related death, illness and disability.
Head to HealthResources to help you manage your mental health.
Better Health ChannelHealth and medical information to improve your health and wellbeing.


Across the world, there are now over 318,000 apps solely dedicated to helping improve your health and wellbeing. This is a list of tried and tested apps for you to download to your smartphone or tablet. Each one has a different health or wellbeing focus, so you might want to download a couple of them and see what they have to offer. Download on the App Store or Google Play to help you on your journey.

CalmAid sleep, mindfulness and meditation.
MyFitnessPalTrack your weight, nutrition and exercise all in one place
Apple HealthHealth data from iPhone, Apple Watch and third-party apps you already use.
Day OneJournaling app that enables to you log your thoughts, feelings and photos all in one place.
Couch to 5kAt the end of the 8 week program, you should be able to run 5k without stopping.
Smoke FreeEncourages smokers to stop smoking.

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