Health and well-being strategies for the next four years will be discussed at a Your Health Your Say community workshop initiative.
Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership’s health promotion coordinator Lauren Dempsey said it would be a great opportunity for Stawell community members to be involved in health planning for their area.
“If you are a resident living in the Northern Grampians Shire and would like to contribute to the health of your community then this workshop is for you,” she said.
“The workshops will be enjoyable and stimulating sessions with a unique opportunity for health service providers and community members to work together.”
Key findings from the Grampians Pyrenees area found more than 45 per cent of residents did not eat enough fruit and vegetables and more than 80 per cent of people who reported high levels of psychological distress did not visit a health professional.
The Primary Care Partnership was working alongside Northern Grampians Shire Council and other district health organisations to discover what was needed to help residents live better, healthier and more sustainable lives.
Outcomes and ideas from the workshop will help to inform council’s 2017-21 municipal public health and wellbeing plan, which will be released later this year.
Ms Dempsey said it was a new approach to identify areas of concern in the community.
“This is a bottom-up approach to get this sort of feedback, this time we are engaging with the community to gather their ideas on what needs to be a priority,” she said.
“The workshops will be an informal and interactive way to work with the community and local service providers to share ideas and come up with ways to plan for health in the next four years.”
Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership is a voluntary alliance of over 30 agencies in the health, welfare, government, community and disability sectors.
Stawell Powerhouse will host two workshops at Stawell on Monday, March 27.
Residents could attend an afternoon session from 1-3pm and an evening session from 6-8pm.
To register for the well-being workshop you can call Lauren Dempsey on 5352 6204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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