Sleeping Baby

Australian parents talk about their emotional experiences of expecting a baby and early parenthood.

Sitting on Stairs Alone

Personal stories of experiences of depression and recovery.

Summer Sunset Picnic in the Park

Experiences of people living with severe mental health problems, including experiences of support in making decisions about treatment and care.

Mother and Daughter Walking Together

Experiences of people caring for a family member living with severe mental health problems, including experiences of support in making decisions about treatment and care.

Medicine Packet

Personal stories of managing many medicines.

Seniors Playing Chess in the Park

Find out what people say about getting older.

Bright City Street

Lives of Substance presents the personal stories of people who consider themselves to have an alcohol or other drug addiction, dependence or habit.

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Sunrise Over Field

Women’s stories of experiencing early menopause and health professionals’ perspectives on caring for women with early menopause.

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About Healthtalk Australia

Healthtalk Australia is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Australians
by harnessing the power of stories, rigorous research methods, and the internet to
understand and share experiences of:

  • what it’s really like to have a particular health condition or to care for someone
    with that condition, and
  • what is and isn't working in our health and social care system.

We use proven qualitative research methods to collect and analyse in-depth
narratives on film and audio from:

  • people experiencing various health or related conditions,
  • carers, and
  • health professionals.
Healthtalk Australia People

The only research-based digital repository of health experiences in Australia, Healthtalk Australia’s resources provide support and information to other patients and carers, and information to health professionals and health educators.

DIPEx International

Healthtalk Australia is a member of DIPEx International, a network of academic researchers in 13 countries around the world who produce digital health resources based on rigorous research into experiences of major illness and health-related conditions from the perspective of patients and family members. DIPEx International was established in 2013 and its members use the methodology developed by the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford and the DIPEx charity, which together publish the award-winning website.