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.

North Stradbroke Island boardwalk
Before you leave home, check the Queensland parks alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
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While you are self-isolating or spending more time at home, it is important to remain as physically active as possible. Try these at-home exercises to boost your activity.
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Bowl of salad and a fork beside a laptop
Preparing a delicious and healthy lunch or snack is easy when working from home (even if you haven’t cooked before)! Find out how.
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Woman working from home
Create a work environment that supports a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether you work in an office, outdoors, on the road or at home.
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Man working at home computer
Follow these some simple steps to make working from home a success.
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Illustration of a person doing wall push ups
This poster provides a range of exercise tips and ideas with easy to follow instructions.
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Basil growing in kitchen
Follow these step-by-step guides to grow your own fresh fruit, veggies and herbs from tops, bulbs, cuttings, tubers and seeds.
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Young child sleeping
Help your child to sleep better at night with these ten practical tips.
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Queensland family, the Good Start Program
Tune into The Good Start Program's Facebook videos for cooking tutorials, creative activities for the kids, and a whole lot more!
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Flour, eggs and kitchen utensils on a kitchen bench
Nutrition Australia Qld has plenty of great ideas on how to help keep down the cost of food. Planning ahead and shopping wisely will mean you eventually spend less and waste less.
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Dru yoga instructor, City of Ipswich
Keen to work out at home but need some guidance? Why not participate in the City of Ipswich’s online workout sessions and get ‘Active at Home’ with yoga, pilates, strength and cardio routines.
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Exercise physiologist demonstrating exercises with a pumpkin
Exercise & Sports Science Australia have a tonne of amazing resources for staying active at home including videos and great exercise guides for active ageing, pregnancy and kids.
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Close up of a person's hands typing on a laptop
Access free online training in high-demand industries through the new Jobs Finder Queensland portal.
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CJ Bruton, Brisbane Bullets
Why not work on your ball skills while you wait to get back on the basketball court? The Brisbane Bullets have a great series of online sessions to keep you on your toes and sharpen your technique at home.
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Brisbane Heat cricket videos
Are you a budding fast bowler or big hitter? Check out these great tips from Brisbane Heat stars on how you can improve your game for when the season returns.
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Home court tennis, Tennis Australia
Tennis Australia are leading a tennis-at-home phenomenon for kids across Australia, encouraging them to create their own creative tennis games.
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TeamAus graphic, Australian Olympic Committee
Check out how to train like an Olympian at home, with lots of fun workout and skills videos from Olympic athletes.
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Father and daughter preparing food; World Health Organization
Five ways to help feed your children a varied, nutritious diet that will support their growth and development, all while building healthy eating habits.
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Woman reading and drinking tea in bedroom
During COVID-19, a self-care plan can help you focus, make decisions and stay healthy. Create your plan using personal planning templates from Black Dog Institute.
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Cover of the children's book, Birdie and the Virus
A virus has made Birdie’s friends sick! Birdie feels lonely and worried. What if everyone stays sick forever? A story for young children about recovering from a virus.
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Local support group, Queenslanders with Disability Network
Join an online local support group for people with disability, run by Queenslanders with Disability Network.
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Man sitting on a picnic blanket beside a basket and food jars
Check out our top tips for planning a fun, healthy and safe picnic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Indian Food
Discover some easy swaps and tips for making healthier choices when browsing that home delivery app.
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Auskick at Home
Tune in for live-streamed clinics with AFL Auskick footballers as they take you through various backyard drills, exercises and skills-based learning.
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A young boy playing outside, Nature Play Queensland
Nature Play Queensland have listed a number of outdoor activities and educational pieces for the whole family to get involved in.
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Two people mountain biking, Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation
The Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation have listed some great outdoor activity ideas… but please keep up your social distancing!
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Exercise physiologist Dave Hagger
Accredited exercise physiologist Dave Hagger shows how you can use household items in your workout routine.
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Triathlete swimming, Triathlon Queensland
Find ways to reap the benefits of a swim workout without needing a pool or the ocean.
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Indoor rowing - Rowing Queensland
Check out this great collection of resources to get you off the couch and into a great home exercise routine.
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Muffins, via A Better Choice website
It’s cheaper to eat fresh fruit and veggies that are in season. These recipes feature produce that are in season this autumn.
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Flour in a sieve
Some food items have limited availability at the moment due to COVID-19. Here are some ingredient swaps you can try.
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Healthy sandwich
Healthy at Work provides fact sheets, recipes and other helpful information to support healthy lifestyles in the workplace, including while working from home.
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Thrive Inside with Smiling Mind
Thrive Inside is a special COVID-19 initiative to help you proactively support your wellbeing while you're spending extended periods of time at home.
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Australian Indigenous Voices online book club
Join the online book club to discover and discuss books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors.
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Woman grocery shopping
These steps can help you feel prepared regarding your food supply, in the event you need to self-quarantine for 14 days.
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Fresh produce in supermarket
These clever tips and tricks will help you make the most of your grocery shopping trip and boost your healthy eating in the process.
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Hand reaching for popcorn
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) share their top tips about food and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Vegetable stir fry, Healthier. Happier.
Whip up these quick and tasty meals that the whole family will love!
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Queenslanders with Disability Network
Get the facts, make a plan, and stay connected during COVID-19 with Queenslanders with Disability Network.
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Close up of a person's feet in bed
Discover tips on the best ways to ensure a good night's sleep during times of uncertainty.
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Triathlete
New to triathlon? The Starting Line is an online platform with education and support for people getting ready for their first triathlon. Sign up for some free online training plans.
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Triathlete cycling, Triathlon Queensland
Check out Triathlon Queensland’s top tips for training at home.
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Softball player hitting a ball, Softball Queensland
Softball Queensland has developed a series of videos with simple drills for all athletes to work on while at home.
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Healthy surfing with Surfing Queensland
Take a look at Surfing Queensland’s eight-step surfing advice to stay safe during COVID-19.
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Water safety app, Royal Life Saving Society Queensland
Check out these fun and engaging activity sheets and apps to help kids learn about water safety.
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#WellbeingWednesday with the QRL
Get some handy wellness tips and helpful advice from Queensland Rugby League’s wellbeing and education team.
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PCYC Activ8 @ Home
If high intensity interval training and nutrition is your thing, sign up for PCYC’s Activ8 @Home program. Designed to help you maintain your health and fitness at home.
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Little Athletics Queensland
You don’t have to have a big backyard to participate in these great exercise drills prepared by Little Athletics Queensland. Check out their Facebook page for the latest videos.
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Netball Inspire Sport
Keen to keep building your netball skills away from the court? Check out this app from Netball Queensland with a raft of fun and inspirational content (includes some paid content).
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Hockey skills, drills and activities
Whether you’re a hockey enthusiast or just looking for something new to try at home, Hockey Queensland has started a collection of skills, drills and fitness activities to keep you moving.
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