Free NSW Health programs are designed to complement your clinical care and offer a practical support for patients and their families to eat well and be more active. A referral from a trusted health professional is often the motivation required for patients to join and continue a new program.

Services

Children aged 7-13 years

Go4Fun


Go4funGo4Fun is a free program for children 7-13 years old who are above a healthy weight range and their families. Go4Fun is a fun way to build self-esteem and learn about eating well, staying active and living a healthy life as a family.

 

 

 

 

There are three program formats to suit different family needs:

  • Standard Go4Fun – 10-week program delivered across Western Sydney during the school term
  • Aboriginal Go4Fun – delivered in partnership with Kimberwalli for Aboriginal children and their families in Western Sydney
  • Go4Fun online – designed for families who are unable to attend a face-to-face program.

For more information and to register your patients, visit go4fun.com.au

Useful links

Contact

WSLHD Health Promotion
Email [email protected] for more information and local support with registering your patients for Go4Fun.

A whole-family approach to becoming happier, healthier and more active!

Adults

Get Healthy Service (including Get Healthy in Pregnancy)

A free program to complement your care, encourage self-management and support your patients to achieve their health goals.

Get Healthy is a free confidential, phone-based coaching service delivered by qualified health professionals including dietitians, exercise physiologists and nurses. Health coaches can support patients to achieve their healthy lifestyle goals including eating well and being physically active.

There are services tailored for pregnant women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people diagnosed with cancer and people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

An interpreter service is available. In-language health coaches are available for some languages.

Hear what health professionals Harriet, Fiona and Vicki say about Get Healthy in Pregnancy.

While patients can self-refer, retention of participants is greater when referred by a GP or health professional.

Refer your patients today:

  • Midwifes and clinicians working in maternity services can refer patients directly via eMaternity. 
  • Other health professionals can refer patients online, or download the Get Healthy Service referral form

Resources

Get Healthy in Pregnancy 2020-21 outcomes data for Western Sydney participants

Useful links

Contact

WSLHD Health Promotion
Email [email protected] for more information and local support with referring your patients to the Get Healthy Service.

Older adults

Senior woman consultIf you are a GP, allied health professional, community nurse, or any other professional supporting older adults in their health outcomes, the programs we offer support a holistic healthcare approach.

We offer educational wellbeing programs that help people improve their health and wellbeing, increase social interaction and maintain independence.

Our focus is on falls prevention and increasing physical activity for people 60 and over. You can refer patients to our services via the referral forms provided on this page.

Services

Falls prevention

Stepping on flyer

Stepping On
For people over 65 who have had, or are at risk of a fall

  • Stepping On is a free, face-to-face falls prevention program for those at risk of a fall or who have had a fall in the last year.
  • Seven-week education program incorporating specific strength and balance exercises, with expert guest speakers on a range of specific topics.
  • Local health professionals present specific topic areas with the latest evidence/information such as medication, vision and safe footwear.
  • Each session provides time for discussing issues, action planning and includes homework, eg. incorporating program learning into daily activities.
  • Conducted in partnership with government and non-government organisations with the aim of working towards sustainability of the program.

Become a Stepping On program facilitator
Training is provided for health and/or fitness professionals interested in facilitating a Stepping On program.

It includes:

  • One full day training provided by Ministry of Health.
  • A half day of local training provided by WSLHD.
  • All program resources.

Potential facilitators must:

  • Need to have experience working with older adults in a group setting and have a qualification in fitness or other relevant training.
  • Attend a Stepping On program as a co-Facilitator prior to delivering a Stepping on program.

For more information, contact Health Promotion.

Healthy lifestyle

All NSW older adults (60 years and over) have access to free phone and online-based health coaching through the Get Healthy Service.The Get Healthy Service offers coaching and online support to help make lifestyle changes and reach health goals.The program can support participants to:

  • eat healthily
  • get active
  • reduce alcohol
  • reach and stay at a healthy weight
  • stay active during and after cancer treatment.

For more information on the Get Healthy Service or to register for the program, phone 1300 806 258 or visit www.gethealthynsw.com.au

Resources

Western Sydney Referral form
Healthy ageing resources

Useful links

Contact

If you are a health professional and would like to become a Facilitator or Phone Coach our programs or would like more information about the training, contact:

Health Promotion

Phone: 02 9840 3603 or 0434 323 098

Email: [email protected]


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