Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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.

Sport and Rec

Healthy Lifestyles 4 Youth         

Drug, Alcohol & Gambling Addiction 

Sexual Health for women & young women 

Life Skills & Self Development

On-line information for Healthy Lifestyles

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

Youth Solutions

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

Web: www.youthsolutions.com.au

Health Direct

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

Web: www.healthdirect.gov.au

ACON

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

Web: www.acon.org.au

What is Community Participation in health?

Individuals and communities having a say in decisions about their own health and health care services.

Web: www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/sswahs/community

Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA)

Women’s health Australia- a longitudinal study on women’s health

Web: www.alswh.org.au

Rural and Health Support Line

Phone: 1800 201 123

Make a Start directory of physical activities for older adults in SSWAHS

Web: www.sswahs.nsw.gov.au/PopulationHealth/move/

To learn First Aid or buy a First Aid Kit

Web: www.stjohnfirstaid.com.au

Asthma NSW

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

Web: www.asthmansw.org.au

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

Web: www.arthritisnsw.org.au