Health and Wellbeing
The Golden Plains Shire Health and Wellbeing team is a partnership initiative between Golden Plains Shire Council, integrated living Australia, Barwon Health and Ballarat Community Health.
Funded by the Department of Health, the Health and Wellbeing Team has a commitment to working in partnership to enhance and promote the overall health and wellbeing of individuals and communities across Golden Plains Shire.
The key priorities for the Health and Wellbeing Team include:
- Healthy eating and active living
- Access to local health and community services
- Healthy and sustainable environments
- Connected communties
- Family violence and gender equity
Learn about Health and Wellbeing services:
Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan
Community Walking Groups
Walk to School
Take the Lead - Women' Leadership in Sport
Connecting with Community
Our Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and Wellbeing Action Plan 2017-2021 sets the overarching framework for all of the policies and partnerships that must be in place if people in the Shire are to enjoy good physical and mental health in great communities. For more information click here.
Increasing Vegetable consumption is a priority area within Golden Plains Shire Councils Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan, as according to the Victorian Population Health Survey (2017) 60.6% of Golden Plains Shire residents do not meet fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines.
The Golden Growers project aims to enage community in sharing skills and local knowlege with other residents to increase local growing and vegetable consumption. The Golden Growers webpage will feature a series of ‘how to’ videos showcasing tips and tricks on growing, preparing and cooking with a range of vegetables, recipes, and content submitted by community members and Council’s partner organisations. To find out more go to Golden Growers
There is a number of walking groups across the Shire led by community volunteers.To find out more and join your local walking group contact the walk leaders listed below.
|Bannockburn||Tuesday||10.00am||Meet at Shire Hall||Gail 0400520874|
|Berringa||Tuesday||9.30am||Meet at Community Hall||Dianne 53422250|
|Dereel||Tuesday||8.30am||Meet at Community Centre||
|Inverleigh||Thursday||10.00am||Meet at Sonny Cafe||Jen 52671200|
|Linton||Wednesday||9.00am||Meet at Rotunda near takeaway||Sharon 53447500 Barbara 53447280|
|Rokewood||Tuesday||9.00am||Meet at Hesse Health||Jen 52671200|
|Smythesdale||Thursday||10.00am||Meet at The Well||Denny 0419 666 860|
Walk to School
Every October VicHealth's Walk to School program encourages Victorian Primary School kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. The aim of the program is to encourage students and their families to consider ways they can incoporate walking, riding or scooting to school into their regular routine. It's a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. To find out more about Walk to School in 2019 https://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au/
This Girl Can
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is a Victorian State Government led campaign promoting physical activity for women. The campaign is dedicated to encouraging more women to give physical activity a shot. Whether that is trying something new, returning to a long-lost activity, or visiting your local activity providers or clubs for a friendly catch-up.
Visit https://thisgirlcan.com.au/ for more information on the campaign.
Take the Lead - Women's Leadership in Sport
The Golden Plains Rural Women’s Network in partnership with council were successful in applying for a $5,000 ‘Change Our Game Community Activation grant’ from Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Funding is being utilised to develop and deliver programs and resources, which will build the capacity, skills and confidence of women to undertake leadership roles within sport and recreation clubs.
Three case studies have been developed with four local women taking on leadership roles within their club, case studies focus on governance, coaching and increasing participation.
Connecting with Community
Our Community Centres offer a range of opportunities for community to connect and participate in health and wellbeing programs, cultural activities and further education.
396 Sago Hill Rd, Haddon. Ph. 5342 7000
19 Heales St, Smythesdale. Ph. 5321 1500
Swamp Rd, Dereel.
27 High St, Bannockburn. Ph. 5220 7260
For information about the current activities and services offered at these community centres please contact using the phone numbers above.
Victorian Population Health Survey 2017 results
Results from the latest Victorian Population Health Survey 2017 were released recently. This survey, published by the Department of Health and Human Services, provides an assessment of the health and wellbeing of Victorian adults. These results are reported against several health and wellbeing indicators including fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity. These indicators closely align with Council's MPHWP priority areas. A snapshot of the Shire's performance in VPHS 2017 can be found here.
For additional information on any of the activities or services provided, please contact the Health and Wellbeing Team
Follow the links below to find out more about the agencies involved in the partnership: