Keeping Well Newsletter

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Goal

To increase the capacity of members and stakeholders to work together to enhance integrated health promotion.

2013 2014 IHP Action Plan

2013 – 14 IHP Progress

Healthy Food and Active Living

Obesity levels continue to rise across Australia and it appears that this is unfortunately not something the Southern Grampians Shire and Glenelg Shire residents are not immune to. As it stands, both the Southern Grampians Shire and Glenelg Shire are approximately 10% above the state average with regards to overweight and obesity levels.

A Community Based Systems Diagram of Obesity Causes – research article published in PLOSOne. The application of system thinking to the development, implementation and evaluation of childhood obesity prevention efforts represents the cutting edge of community-based prevention. We report on an approach to developing a system oriented community perspective on the causes of obesity. A Community Based Systems Diagram of Obesity Causes. 

For more information on SEAChange (Portland) or GenR8 Change (Southern Grampians) please visit our Project on a Page

For further information, please contact Clinton Thomas (Project Officer) clinton.thomas@wdhs.net, (03) 5551 8471

Prevention of harm from alcohol and other drugs

Healthy Glenelg

SGGPCP and partners have been approved for funding through the Australian Drug Foundation Local Drug Action Team Program. The project will allow us to expand our work on prevention of harm from alcohol and other drugs, with a focus on children, young people and their families.  PCP is partnering with Portland District Health, Glenelg Shire Council and Heywood Rural Health, other key stakeholders such as Victoria Police, GSG LLEN, education, other health services and the broader community.

The project aims to increase the health and wellbeing of local children, young people and their families. We will use the Communities That Care (CTC) framework, taking into account our local context. CTC Ltd will provide training, advice and support for the process.  It will improve understanding and skills in the local community and service sectors to deliver effective prevention programs which address the underlying causes of the issues rather than just managing the behaviour outcomes. Individual communities will help shape the action plan and strategies to be implemented within their community, tailored to meet their strengths and needs and designed to create lasting change.

MEDIA RELEASE – LDAT to tackle Glenelg issues

 

You’re Enough – underage alcohol message revealed

The You’re Enough social marketing campaign aims to get young people to delay their first drink and to reduce underage drinking.

The campaign targets underage young people and parents. It sends a positive message to young people to believe in themselves – You’re Enough without alcohol. The tagline ‘not drinking is fine’ challenges a community culture of alcohol being part of every event, celebration and commiseration.

The parent brochure provides the latest research and information and ways to support young people not to drink and showcases artwork by local students – click here (ADD new brochure)

Local agencies work with local secondary schools to develop the new artwork and to help spread the message. (ADD photo here?)

The campaign was developed in response to findings of the 2014 Glenelg Shire youth survey which found significant levels of drinking among Year 6 and Year 8 students. Impacts of drinking at an early age can include significant harm to the developing adolescent brain, higher risk of mental health issues and future problems with alcohol, and young people are less likely to do well or complete school.

 

New brochure You’re Enough Brochure 2 – WEB

Yr 2 2016 new artwork Observer

Key message: You’re Enough_key messages

 

 

You can also read the Media Release here: You’re Enough media release

2016 campaign posters:

Glenelg 2014 Youth Health Wellbeing Report

Coping With Ice FACTSHEET

For further information, please contact Rowena Wylie (Project Officer) rowena.wylie@wdhs.net, (03) 5551 8471

Community Resilience through Climate Change Adaptation

Rural People: Resilient Future

Glenelg SAVES

For further information, please contact Jo Brown (Manager, Health and Wellbeing) joanne.brown@wdhs.net, (03) 5551 8563

Healthy Together Victoria Achievement Program.

SGGPCP has registered to become a “Healthy Workplace” through the Victorian Government initiative: “Healthy Together Victoria – Creating a Healthier Workplace”. For more information, please click here.

For further information please contact Robyn Holcombe (Administration) robyn.holcombe@wdhs.net (03) 5551 8471