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Social Cities

Social Cities

Humans are social animals: relationships are critical to our wellbeing. Indeed, a lack of face-to-face contact can put our health at risk. This understanding has inspired the Grattan Institute's new report, Social Cities. It looks at ways to make cities better places to live by increasing our opportunities to connect with other people.

Angie Leighton - Happy Productive Employees

Angie Leighton - Happy Productive Employees

Angie Leighton, Blooming Minds WA, presents some staggering statistics regarding the prevalence of mental health issues in Australia, what the cost is for workplaces and the importance of developing, implementing and reviewing your workplace mental health policies.

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Year published: 2012
Paul Taylor - Economic Benefits of Active Employees

Paul Taylor - Economic Benefits of Active Employees

Paul Taylor's presentation focuses on the link between cognitive function and vigorous physical activity, making a strong case for increased investment in workplace health programs for significantly increased workplace productivity through reduced absenteeism and presenteeism.

Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for WA

Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for WA

The Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015 - is Western Australia's key policy document that outlines strategies which seek to prevent and reduce the adverse impacts of alcohol and other drugs in Western Australia.

Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business

Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business

The Mental Health Commission has a ten year strategic policy Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business.

National Disability Strategy

National Disability Strategy

The National Disability Strategy outlines a 10-year national policy framework to guide government activity across six key outcome areas and to drive future reforms in mainstream and specialist disability service systems to improve outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers. It represents a commitment by all levels of government, industry and the community to a unified, national approach to policy and program development. This new approach will assist in addressing the challenges faced by people with disability, both now and into the future.

National Mental Health Plan

National Mental Health Plan

The fourth National Mental Health plan sets an agenda for collaborative government action in mental health for five years from 2009, offers a framework to develop a system of care that is able to intervene early and provide integrated services across health and social domains, and provides guidance to governments in considering future funding priorities for mental health.

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

The UK's primary health care approach to using the natural environment to get more people active. Presented by Dr William Bird, renowned UK GP and public health professional, and Griffin Longley, CEO of Nature Play WA.

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

On Thursday 15 September, at an event hosted by the Physical Activity Taskforce, Dr William Bird presented his ideas around the role of primary health care to encourage behaviour change and increase physical activity participation in the natural environment.

Act Belong Commit

Act Belong Commit

Keeping mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy and it’s as easy as A-B-C: Act-Belong-Commit.

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Fit Body, Fit Mind & Soul (links to external site)

Fit Body, Fit Mind & Soul (links to external site)

Developed by the Department of Communities Office for Youth, this toolkit contains a number of fact sheets to help young people deal with conflicting demands on their time, stress from work and school, and expectations from family, friends and colleagues. It is a young person's guide in the pursuit of positive mental and emotional health.

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Staying Mentally Healthy

Staying Mentally Healthy

Developed by the Department of Communities, this is a brochure for seniors about depression. One of the key areas covered is the importance of physical activity and social contact in preventing depression in older people.

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Year published: 2010
Submission - Review of the Regional Development Commissions (Jan 2011)

Submission - Review of the Regional Development Commissions (Jan 2011)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment on the review of the functions and responsibilities of Regional Development Commissions, to assist in the development of a reform agenda for regional development and in implementing the review’s recommendations.

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Year published: 2011
Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020     (Sept. 2010)

Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020 (Sept. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment, to the Mental Health Commission, on the consultation paper 'Western Australia – Mental Health Towards 2020'.

Active Ageing

Active Ageing

Developed by the Department of Communities, this brochure provides information on how seniors can improve their health and wellbeing across all aspects of their life: mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

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Year published: 2009
Costs of Physical Inactivity

Costs of Physical Inactivity

Developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation, this fact sheet takes a hard look at the range of health and economic costs associated with physical inactivity.

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Year published: 2007
Benefits of Physical Activity

Benefits of Physical Activity

Developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation, this fact sheet explores the physical health, mental health, social, environmental and economic benefits associated with participating in regular physical activity.

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