Community medicines education sessions

NPS MedicineWise partners with community organisations to present medicines education sessions in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Croatian
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Macedonian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Previous education sessions covered the topics of:

  • Why are we offered a choice of medicine? and
  • Safe and wise use of medicines.

In these sessions, participants learnt about medicines — including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines (medicines bought at a pharmacy or supermarket without a prescription), vitamins, supplements and herbal remedies. The sessions cover the importance of knowing your medicines, including when and how to use them and what questions you can discuss with your doctor, pharmacist or other health professional before starting a new medicine.

The following community organisations have presented the education sessions in previous years. Contact your nearest group to organise a session. 

 
Organisation (by state and language)
Contact
Australian CT
ACT Chinese Australian Association Inc.
(Cantonese, Mandarin)
02 6244 2419
New South Wales
Arab Council Australia
(Arabic)
02 9709 4333
Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW Inc. (ACCA)
(Cantonese, Mandarin)
02 9281 1377
Cabramatta Community Centre
(Mandarin, Vietnamese)
02 9727 0477
Co.As.ItItalian Associations of Assistance NSW
(Italian)

02 9564 0744
Greek Welfare Centre
(Greek)
02 9516 2188
NSW Spanish and Latin American Association
(Spanish)
02 9724 2292
Metro Migrant Resource Centre
(Arabic, Italian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean)
02 9597 5455
Sydwest Multicultural Services Inc
(Arabic, Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Croatian)
02 8825 3777
Western Australia

The Chung Wah Association
(Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese)
08 9328 8657
Italo-Australian Welfare & Cultural Centre Inc
(Italian)
08 9228 2221
Victoria
Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS)
(Greek)
03 9388 9998
Australian Vietnamese Women's Association (AVWA) Inc
(Vietnamese)
03 9428 9078
Greek Welfare Centre Victoria
(Greek)
03 9486 6588
Co.As.It — Italian Assistance Association Victoria
(Italian)
03 9349  9000
Macedonian Community Welfare Association
(Macedonian)
03 9310 7566
Spanish Latin American Welfare Centre
(Spanish)
03 9600 4633
The Federation of Chinese Association VIC
(Mandarin)
03 9650 6468
Victorian Arabic Social Services
(Arabic)
03 3956 2861
Chinese Community Social Services Centre Inc
(Cantonese, Mandarin)
03 9898 1965
South Australia
Co.As.It (SA) Inc
(Italian)
08 8346 9393
Chinese Welfare Services of SA Inc
(Cantonese, Mandarin)
08 8212 2988
Overseas Chinese Association of SA Inc
(Cantonese)
08 8445 1622
Queensland
ECCQ Diversicare
(Vietnamese, Croatian)
07 3846 1099
Hong Kong Association of Queensland
(Cantonese, Mandarin)
07 3216 9366
Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd
(Italian, Spanish)
07 4772 4800
Tasmania

Migrant Resource Centre (South Tasmania) Inc
(Greek)
03 6221 0999

If you would like to run a community education session in one of these languages please contact us.