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Helpline (02) 9874 9777

Professionals

Huntington’s NSW ACT works closely with allied health and social care professionals to ensure the best possible quality of life for people with Huntington’s disease. In collaboration with the Huntington’s Disease Service of the NSW Ministry of Health we provide Information Services to professionals caring for people with HD.

The services included encompass phone consultation, information brochures, online resources, newsletters, social media activities, workshops and seminars.

There are also a range of support and services available for individuals, carers, family and friends, young people affected by Huntington’s disease.

We work closely with, and are supportive of other organisations including:

  • the Huntington’s Disease Clinic and Outreach Program at Westmead Hospital;
  • Huntington’s Unit at St Joseph’s Hospital, Auburn;
  • the Predictive Testing Program at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead; and
  • the Huntington’s Disease Service for the Hunter Region, Newcastle.

Please contact the office if you would like to discuss services or request an information session or workshop. Phone 02 9874 9777 email: info@huntingtonsnsw.org.au.

There are also a number of valuable resources available below:

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Huntington Study Group education

HSG and its members offer free educational opportunities to providers so they can offer quality care to their patients and families impacted by HD.

Clinical trials: your questions answered

This leaflet has been produced by Roche, in consultation with Huntington’s disease organisations, to provide basic information on clinical trials of medicines.

HD News Spring 2020

Read our HD News Spring 2020 edition.

A Caregiver’s Handbook for Advanced-Stage Huntington Disease – Pollard, J. (ed.) 1999

The aim of this book is to familiarise carers with Huntington's disease, so that they can recognise its symptoms and know what to expect as it progresses.
It also includes general principles of care and tips that other carers have found useful.

Global Connections for Huntington’s NSW ACT

WORDS LEWIS KAPLAN
I had the privilege of attending the EHA conference in Bucharest, Romania in October 2019.
Here's a few stand-out presentations and posters and Q&A with John Eden, CEO of the Scottish Huntington’s Association.

Coping well and finding resilience

WORDS AMY HALE
Dealing with life’s challenges as a young person can be difficult. School, work, relationships, friendships and family usually provide more than enough to cope with, put the extra challenges HD brings on top of all of this and it’s no wonder kids and young people affected by HD have a much harder path to navigate.

Featured Support Groups and Services

Huntington’s NDIS Support Coordination

We understand the progressive neurodegenerative nature of Huntington’s disease and the effects it can have on a person’s day-to-day life and the impacts it has on their carers. The support coordinators will work with you at your pace to remove some of your daily stress by coordinating your supports.We are here to empower you to live a quality life with dignity and autonomy. We know that people who are experiencing symptoms of Huntington’s can lose capacity to direct their own life.

Huntington Disease Service – Westmead Hospital University Clinic

GP/Specialist referral required for this service. This service provides regular Medical review by Huntington disease specialist Neurologists for anyone with Huntington disease, at all stages of the disease. It is also available for those at risk of inheriting Huntington’s disease or undergoing testing for Huntington disease. The Social Workers provide support and advice for social ... Read more

Music and Social club

The music therapy approach chosen is resources orientated focusing on a person’s strengths, followed by some hardcore UNO. This music and social club is for those in the earlier stages and independent with all activities of daily living. The club meets fortnightly on a Tuesday between 10.00 AM and 12.00 PM at Elsie Court Cottage, ... Read more

‘My Voice’ Art club

The philosophy of this art program is phenomenological in nature; promoting the development of self-awareness. The art experience allows a creative response which is unique to the person participating.This art club is for those in the earlier stages and independent with all activities of daily living.

Central Coast Carer Support Group

Calendar of events
This is a self-managed group for carers of a person living with HD in the Central Coast area.
This group meets monthly.
Meetings have been posted due to the COVID pandemic.
Come back regularly to check for updates.