Health and Wellbeing Initiatives

There are some great initiatives across Queensland already making healthy happen.  Whether it’s our very own programs, or great initiatives from other organisations, we’ve collated them here for your convenience. Enjoy.

Get inspo from everyday women who have found ways to get and stay active without being judged. Check out their stories and how you can start your own journey!
Parents, guardians, aunts, uncles – all those who have kids in their lives – get listening to parenting experts from around the world who share practical, common sense solutions to the challenges of parenting.
There are a number of outdoor activities available in each community, just head to your local council’s website to find out how to get involved. We’ve got you started with Brisbane’s latest activities.
Forget about the over-the-top Christmas dinners from the movies that leave us with leftovers until the following year. Here are seven ways you can save money and still enjoy the special day.
The facts = 75% of our salt intake comes from packaged foods, so you may not realise how much salt you’re having each day. Learn how you can seek out the salt in your packaged foods.
As Australia starts to open up and as we learn to live in a new ‘normal’ world, knowing how can we support those around us who may find it difficult can help make the transition easier.
This health tid bit continues to create confusion when knowing how much to consume as part of your daily intake. Learn the breakdown to avoid any future questions.
Manage burnout the best way you can to feel fit for work and life. If you’re feeling burnt out, there’s a number of helpful strategies you can try to see what works best for you.
Find out the six ways how you can eat well for your overall mental health. It’s all about looking after your mind as well as you do your body by eating a range of wholesome foods, most of the time.
Before your little ones heads off to kindy for the first time, get yourself and your child ready by learning all about the adventure they’re in for!
Go with what you know your kids will like and take your recipe inspo from school tuckshops.
It’s the small steps that make the biggest difference. Find out the steps you need to take to put your mental health and wellbeing first.
Private and confidential, the iBobbly app helps young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 15 years and over manage their social and emotional wellbeing.
Taking the time to create an active workplace can help boost work performance, improve cognition, mental flexibility and memory while reducing stress and anxiety – so why not start?
Why does knee pain happen? What you can do to help? All these and more are answered by experts from Monash University.
Before you hit the road running, get yourself up to speed with the most common mistakes new runners make and hear from a running coach on how to avoid them.
Habits that don’t mean waking up at 5am. These are going to positively impact your relationship with your child and are habits you can easily include in your daily life, not add more to it.
All you and your kids need to get your own garden stared! No matter what area you have to work with, Gardening Australia’s created a podcast to answer all your questions.
Over the last 18 months, it’s become harder to create and maintain a work-life balance with the increase of working from home. But there are actions you can take to stop the blurred lines between your personal and professional lives.
Follow Felix is a free online interactive game to encourage primary school children to try at least one form of physical activity a day. Currently in its pilot stage, take part during October 2021 to help shape the game before they launch nationally in January 2022.
Women who don’t speak English as their first language now have cervical screening resources in a number of languages that are easy to understand, accurate, inclusive, and culturally sensitive.
We all have things we love and wish to do again, and the COVID-19 vaccine is the way to get there. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your community and return to the things you love.
Not only for Sustainable September, sustainability can also be practiced each month to reduce, reuse, and recycle to keep ourselves and our planet thriving.
‘Shoulders back’ is ringing in our ears as we remind you to prioritise your posture. It’s more than sitting up straight so check out these home exercises to help you in the long term.
Exercise has been proven to be one of the most beneficial ways to boost your mental health, but most don’t do it for that reason. It’s time to change our focus to how exercise can help, rather than be a chore.
The age old saying of ‘eat with your eyes’ still applies when trying new vegetables and fruit. Give it a go and try adding in a new colour to each meal!
Are you waking up at the same time each night? This may be your body telling you something about your bedtime habits and yes, you can do something about it to keep catching the Z’s.
At first it may not seem like much but when you look at how much food’s thrown out over a week – it’s a lot. Here’s how you can reduce your overall waste in the home.
Fresh isn’t the only thing that’s best – it’s time canned fruit and veggies be included in the saying too. Canned food is not only accessible, non-perishable and quick, they’re nutritious.
Food poisoning can still happen in your own home, so let’s see what you can do to avoid making yourself and others sick.
They’re called ‘power naps’ for a reason. Learn all you need about the undervalued nap, and how you can include them in your routine.
There are proven ways mindfulness can be helpful to all families, once started early to make every home a mindful one.
You can grow a range of veggies, fruit and herbs from popular kitchen scraps. But how can you start?
BeyondBlue has broken down what anxiety is and how it’s more than being stressed and worried. Find out how you or those around you can get support.
Tagine is simply North African for a stew of spices, meat and vegetables cooked slowly—give it a try, the reward is a divinely flavoured dish that sings!
Many can live with prediabetes and not even know it. But what is prediabetes and how can you take preventative measures to avoid the path to diabetes?
Expand your walking by visiting some of the hidden gems in the Queensland outback.
Vouchers valued up to $150 are available to parents, carers or guardians for their child’s sport and recreation membership.
Training based on your menstrual cycle could be the way to go to get the best from your body!
Get your own 6-week Personal Walking Plan to keep you accountable and educated on how and when to exercise.
Simple, nutritious, and delicious recipes for everyone. No need for expensive ingredients, these are made to be achievable for even those who are time poor.
Backed by Australian experts, parents and guardians can find free online resources to help your family grow and thrive together.
Ten women share why they love bike riding and how you can get involved with some bike basics. Whether you’re a beginner, looking for a fun hobby or want to get fit, now’s a great time to start bike riding.
Whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, uncle or auntie; get the confidence to support the young people in your life.
There are a range of outdoor activities for friends, family and visitors to choose from if you’ve run out of ideas! Not in SEQ? Most local Councils have a similar calendar so check yours for local activities.
How long do you sit for? How long should you sit for? Some adults sit for 9 hours a day, increasing their risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Here are some ways to sit less and move more.
Changing habits can be tricky. Here are 4 ways to create healthier ones, and how to start to thinking about your habits in a different way.
We’ve all been told various ways to get started with running, but here’s a clear-cut program to get you on your way and to perfect your technique.
Don’t do it, we promise there’s other ways you can use those veggies and fruit that’ve seen better days and still enjoy them. Think – baking, smoothies, freezing and more.
If you’re struggling to meet the daily recommended veggie recommendation, here’s 10 ways you can prepare your veggies that doesn’t include steaming them each time. New ideas to get you thinking!
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