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Far North Wellbeing: FAQs

Resources to support your health and wellbeing, from your public libraries


Q: What if my public library doesn't hold a book (there is no link)?

We have provided a list of approved resources that you can refer to if you need information about your condition. Not all of the items on this website will be immediately available for borrowing.

If there is no link, then go to your public library website and request an "interlibrary loan". Libraries can borrow resources from other libraries - it's called an "interlibrary loan".

If you can't find how to request a loan, speak to the library staff and they can advise you. See public library links on the right side of this page.


Q: How do I search for resources on this website?

We have a website search function and you'll find it on the top right hand corner and at the top of the main category pages. It will search all the content we've included on our website.

The search function on this website is not a library catalogue search.

If you want to search for items held by your public library, you will need to go to their website and search their catalogue.


Q: I can't find the book or resource I need. What do I now?

If you are looking for a specific book or resource and can't find it, contact your local library. We've provided links to public libraries on the home page and this page.

The library staff can investigate further for you.

The resources on this site have been reviewed by clinical specialists at the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.

If you can't find a resource, it may also mean that it is not a recommended title. Always consult your qualified treating health professional for further information if you aren't sure.


Q: Can I make suggestions for books, apps, links or support groups for this website?

You can recommend book titles to be included at your public library. You can also suggest website links, tools, apps or support groups. Complete our online suggestion form below.

Please note, however: all resources and links will be reviewed by a clinical expert for their appropriateness. We have criteria for the inclusion of resources. See the link below for more information.

Emergency contacts

In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000)

  • Contact your local GP doctor
  • 13Health – 13 43 25 84 (24 hrs)
  • Lifeline – 131 114 (24 hrs)
  • Kids Helpline – 1800 55 800 (24 hrs)
  • Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467 (24 hrs)
  • Domestic violence Qld - 1800 811 811 (24 hrs)
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