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November Update: Healthy Towns Casino

In late August, the Local Advisory Group met to support the planning and implementation of Healthy Towns initiatives in Casino.

During this meeting the group endorsed a number of activities around diet and exercise, mental health, transport, youth and reconciliation. Continue reading for an update of how the program is progressing.

March Against Violence

On Thursday 8 November, over 100 people came out to participate in a march against violence in Casino. The march was led by a group of high-schoolers proudly carrying a hand-painted banner and was well-attended by both community members and service providers.

Following the march, there was a coffee van on hand to serve up warm coffees and a sausage sizzle. Community members were able to grab a BBQ lunch and browse the information stalls, including Healthy Towns.

The event was organised by CASPA, Social Futures and Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre to help bring an end to family violence.

Free Gym Equipment Classes

To celebrate the brand new outdoor exercise equipment in Crawford Square, we’ve partnered with the LHD to provide a “come and try” program.

The program will consist of 4 classes, run over 4 weeks and are open to residents of all ages and abilities. The classes commence Monday 19th November from 10:30am-11:30am and will run for the next 3 consecutive Mondays.

To find out more or to register, phone Linda on 0423 956 585.

Parkrun

During consultations with the community, council and Local Health District (LHD), it was indicated the town would benefit from a local parkrun. Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5km walk or run that is run by volunteers in the local community and open to everyone.

We are currently exploring the options and steps needed to establish a parkrun in Casino. A walk-through of the prospective course is planned for early December.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training for Casino community members is coming up in December 2018 and February 2019.

If you are interested in attending please contact Emma Allen at eallen@ncphn.org.au or 0419 384 140

What’s next?

Initiatives endorsed by the Local Advisory Group will be progressed through local working groups and partnerships. A youth & reconciliation working group will be meeting on 20th November.

If you have questions or would like to be involved in Healthy Towns Casino, please contact Emma Allen on eallen@ncphn.org.au or 0419 384 140.

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