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Public Health Week

When you think about ‘public health’, you might think of hospitals and sick people; but public health works behind the scenes to keep you, your family and your community safe and well as you go about your day to day lives.

At the local level, public health is everything Council does that protects and promotes community health and wellbeing; food premises are inspected and planning happens to create safe, well-used open spaces and community facilities.

Public health benefit is also delivered in our local libraries, footpaths and cycle tracks, playgrounds, and dog parks, walking trails, swimming pool and many more.  These are but a few examples of public health at work in our community – creating opportunities for healthy living, play and work.

The theme for Public Health Week 2019 is 5 WAYS TO WELLBEING:

  1. CONNECT with others: your family, friends, and community
  2. BE ACTIVE: exercise, dance, play - move your mood
  3. TAKE NOTICE: be curious, and enjoy the moment
  4. KEEP LEARNING: try something new; sign up for a course or a class
  5. GIVE your time, your presence, and your appreciation.

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are five simple steps we can all take to protect and improve our mental and physical health and wellbeing by: connecting with the people around us; being active by going for a walk, run, ride, playing games or simply just going outside; taking notice and enjoying the moment, challenging ourselves to keep learning and, giving by doing something nice for someone else.

Public Health Week 2019 runs from Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April. Keep a look out at your local Activity Centre, Library or Leisure Centre for planned activities during this time.

Public Health Week Infographic

Public Health Week Poster

Staying Active Class

Fitball and Relaxation Class

Morgan Activity Centre Program

 

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