The lifestyle decisions you make every day can influence your overall health and well-being. Choosing to embrace a healthy lifestyle may help you live a longer, happier life and minimise your risk of chronic illness.
The Go4Fun Program-Various community venues across Sydney South West Area Health Service 7-13 years.
The Go4Fun Program is a 10 week healthy lifestyle program for children 7-13 years who are above their healthy weight range. The program involves sessions twice a week for 10 weeks. Each session involves nutrition education and physical activity. The program is funded by NSW Health and is FREE for eligible families. Programs for ages 10-14yrs Macarthur, Wollondilly & Wingecarribee
Phone: (02) 9780 2811
Is a non Government, community based, youth drug prevention charity, providing the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions , with a specialist resource in youth drug and alcohol prevention and they develop and maintain drug and alcohol health promotion activities, in an effort to; prevent or reduce drug related harm among young people.
Youth Solutions unique service, aims to prevent drug related tragedies; they believe that each young person deserves an opportunity to reach their potential and that drug use takes away that potential. Today, unacceptably high rates of youth suicide, drug abuse, homelessness and poverty are taking too many young people’s potential away from them and Youth Solutions is working hard to try and stop this pattern. While young people are their primary focus, they also aim to educate, inform and support others who play an important role in their lives.
Phone: (02) 4628 2319
If it’s not an emergency, but you need health expert advice on how to manage your condition at home. Healthdirect provides easy access to free* trusted, quality health information and advice.
To speak to a registered nurse, call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you make informed choices anywhere, any time.
The nurse can also connect you to an emergency service if necessary, or to the after-hours GP helpline for further medical advice in the evenings and on weekends.
Phone: 1800 022 222
For same sex support promoting health & well-being for the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender (GLBT) community
Phone: (02) 9206 2000, 1800 063 060
TTY: (02) 9283 2088
What is Community Participation in health?
Individuals and communities having a say in decisions about their own health and health care services.
Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA)
Women’s health Australia- a longitudinal study on women’s health
Rural and Health Support Line
Phone: 1800 201 123
Make a Start directory of physical activities for older adults in SSWAHS
To learn First Aid or buy a First Aid Kit
Support, information and education about asthma and related issues to the community, health professionals and people with asthma and their carers. Holiday camps, swimming classes for children, research support, journal, information line service.
Phone: (02) 9906 3233
Arthritis Foundation of NSW
Pamphlets available on arthritis, arthritis and exercise, arthritis and diet, osteoarthritis, backache, gout, arthritis in children, osteoporosis, self-help, proven and unproven remedies, ankylosing spondylitis and NSAIDs.
Phone: 1800 011 041 (24 hr)
Phone: (02) 9683 1622