Health conditions

Approximately 15% of Australian children are affected by long-term health conditions. We've provided some information for parents and teachers about ten of the most common illnesses.

Asthma

Asthma is a common childhood respiratory illness that affects approximately 12% of children in Australia. Find out what triggers an attack and how to tell when one is coming, plus how to develop an Asthma Action Plan…more about Asthma

Brain injury

Acquired Brain Injury is a life changing experience that is not always readily noticeable to other people. Read on to discover its causes, treatment, plus issues which may arise at home and in the classroom…more about Brain injury

Burns

Burns can leave a child with lifelong physical injury and psychological trauma. Learn about the different types of burns, common treatment for each, and what issues can be expected…more about Burns

Cancer

Cancer is a disease that results when some of the body's cells become faulty and invade and damage surrounding tissue. Find out about the common types of cancer, the long and short-term treatment effects, and how parents and teachers can prepare for potential problems…more about Cancer

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic and ongoing disease causing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Learn about common symptoms, how it can be treated, plus how parents and teachers can manage any issues at home and in the classroom…more about Crohn's disease

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited genetic condition and is the most common life-threatening condition affecting Australian children. Continue reading to learn about its potential symptoms, treatment and how parents and teachers can help…more about Cystic Fibrosis

Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which blood glucose levels fluctuate as a result of defective insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Read about Hypoglycaemia and Hyperglycaemia, the treatment of each, and how insulin levels can be managed…more about Diabetes

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a medical condition that induces unpredictable, recurrent seizures, caused by a disruption to regular brain function. Find out about partial and generalised seizures, treatment, and how to respond to a seizure…more about Epilepsy

Heart Disease

Learn about what congenital and acquired heart disease is, the types of treatment commonly available, and how teachers and parents can best deal with the illness…more about Heart disease

Transplants

With developments in medical technology, transplants are now being performed on children with a high percentage of success. Read about the different kinds of transplants commonly available, treatment for each, and issues that may arise at home and in the classroom…more about Transplants

Health conditions