The City of Kalamunda Community Health and Wellbeing Plan 2018 – 2022. identifies the health and wellbeing needs of the Kalamunda community and establishes priorities and strategies to guide the City over the next five years. It informs
the way in which public health is managed within the City of Kalamunda and provides the framework for an integrated and collaborative approach that will support and enhance the community’s ability to lead healthy, productive and rewarding lives.
An analysis of demographic and health statistical data from federal, state and local area health agencies was completed and combined with the result of a thorough community consultation process. Actions were then made to target the specific health concerns
that the City’s residents face.
The Department of Health's public health plan has been developed in collaboration with several public health experts and establishes a vision for the people of WA to experience the best possible health, well-being and quality of life. Find out more about the state public health plan here
Find out about the public health planning for local governments here
Act-Belong-Commit... it's good for your mental health
Act-Belong-Commit is a comprehensive health promotion campaign that encourages individuals to take action
to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing. One way to do this is to commit to volunteering and carry out mentally healthy activities.
The City of Kalamunda is a proud partner of the ‘Act Belong Commit’ mental health promotion campaign to help create a more mentally healthy community.
Act-Belong-Commit is a world first program developed by Curtin University that encourages everyone to do things in their everyday lives to keep mentally healthy. Being active, having a sense of belonging, and having a purpose in life all contribute
to good mental health. We not only feel happier, but we can cope better with problems and stress.
Mental health promotion and early intervention activities, such as those promoted by Act Belong Commit are recognised as being key to increasing individual resilience and building community cohesion to prevent the onset of mental health problems. The
campaign encourages everyone to do things to keep mentally healthy by committing to the ABC guidelines for positive mental health:
ACT – Keep mentally, physically, spiritually and socially active.BELONG – Maintain and create new
social connections, become involved in local groups, attend community events.COMMIT – Take up a cause, volunteer, commit to something that brings meaning
and purpose to your life.
The campaign works by promoting events and activities based in Kalamunda as great ways for people to look after their mental health, from sporting activities, to volunteer opportunities and community events.
Explore the links below to find out how you can Act, Belong and Commit in the City of Kalamunda.
Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! Slide!SunSmart program leads the world in skin cancer prevention. The website provides a range of tools, programs and materials educate and protect your skin.
Heatwaves not only affect your daily activities, but can be a serious risk to your health and wellbeing.Heatwaves can be dangerous for anyone, but they're especially dangerous for older people, young children and people with a medical condition.
However, there are lots of things you can do to help yourself - and your family, friends, neighbours and pets - beat the heat and keep cool this summer.Download the Red Cross Information Sheet or view their website for more information and tips.
Aimed at reducing the incidence and the impact of cancer. The website provides a gateway to many support services, information, education, resources
and professional publications to assist in Cancer. They provide interactive and downloadable Sunsmart UV tools, widget and app for download.
A public health education program aimed at encouraging people to eat well, be physically active and maintain a healthy weight. This website provides a range of facts, information, recipes and tools to help people get healthier.
Listing of healthy food options and recipes that have proved popular with students and provided by canteen staff.
A well-established WA program that gives students the chance to re-fuel with fruit or vegetables and water, which helps improve physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom, as well as promote long term health.
Alcohol. Think Again aims to decrease alcohol-related harm by reducing drinking by focusing on the consequences of long-term harmful drinking. This website provides information, tools, resources and aides on reducing the risks.
Is designed to provide information and messaging to reinforce that no-one should provide alcohol to under 18's - risks include long-term damage to young, developing brains, injuries and the consequences of making poor decisions.
A charity dedicated to fighting against heart disease. Aiming to have a world where people don't suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease. The Heart Foundation has two initatives which provide tools and resources to aide this journey to a healthier,
Call the Quitline 13 7848 (13 QUIT).
The Quitline is a confidential telephone information and advice service, available throughout Australia. For the cost of a local call (except mobiles) professional telephone advisors provide encouragement and support to help people quit. They
offer a call back service and one-to-one counselling over the phone.
The City of Kalamunda is committed to supporting our residents to lead healthy active lifestyles and we want to make it easier for you to carry on this message into the community. The City has invested in a Smoothie Bike which is now available at a low
cost to schools, sporting clubs, community groups, residents and local businesses. So if you’re planning to host an event or fundraiser, why not hire the bike as a healthy and fun way
to make delicious power-pedalled smoothies.
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