Support

Hepatitis ACT delivers a comprehensive range of services including hepatitis-related information and education, training and workforce development, health promotion, prevention (needle and syringe program), resource distribution, support, advocacy and referral.

We Can HelpInformation and education

People living with hepatitis C and hepatitis B (and their family, friends, supporters and carers) can access a range of information, education and support services at Hepatitis ACT. These no-cost services can be accessed confidentially by phone, email, post, and in person. Small group sessions are available – typically for clients of partner organisations. Hepatitis ACT’s information, education and support services are augmented by no-cost evidence-based written resources and referral to other programs and services where appropriate.

To access information and education from Hepatitis ACT contact us at:

  • (02) 6230 6344 or 1300 301 383
  • info (at) hepatitisACT.com.au
  • PO Box 6259, O’Connor, ACT 2602
  • 36 David St, Turner, ACT.

Workplace Training

Workers and organisations providing services to clients living with viral hepatitis or associated risk factors can access training and workforce development through Hepatitis ACT. These sessions can be tailored to specific need and the time available, delivered anywhere within reason, augmented by no-cost evidence-based written resources, and typically include:

  • Viral hepatitis awareness (types and prevalence of viral hepatitis)
  • Priority populations, risk factors and preventing infection
  • Testing, monitoring, treatment and care options
  • Liver health
  • Stigma and discrimination,
  • Workplace health and safety, and
  • Rights and responsibilities.

To arrange training and workforce development through Hepatitis ACT contact us at:

  • (02) 6230 6344 or 1300 301 383
  • info (at) hepatitisACT.com.au
  • PO Box 6259, O’Connor, ACT 2602
  • 36 David St, Turner, ACT.

Health promotion

Health promotion activities are delivered to support individuals and organisations in their efforts to reduce the impacts of viral hepatitis infection. Maintaining good physical and mental health will assist in managing the symptoms of hepatitis C and B, and can help reduce the risks of serious complications. Hepatitis ACT’s health promotion activities typically focus on improving dietary intake.

‘It’s Easy Being Green’ liver health education project was developed through an ACT Health Promotion Grant and is delivered through fun and interactive workshops promoting healthy food choices. ‘It’s Easy Being Green’ aims to improve the health of participants living with viral hepatitis by increasing their intake of fresh fruit and vegetables (particularly greens) through green juices and smoothies.

Prevention (needle and syringe program)

Hepatitis ACT provides access to no-cost sterile injecting equipment and secure sharps disposal during office hours at 36 David St, Turner. As a ‘secondary NSP outlet’, we distribute pre-packaged ‘4-packs’and ‘8-packs’, sharps disposal containers, safe sex resources, and a range of hepatitis prevention written resources. Clients of our NSP outlet have priority access to any of the programs and services delivered by Hepatitis ACT.