You may have read stories in Panorama about the New Moves program where private exercise physiologists have been working with the people who access our services in order to help people meet their physical health goals.
The results of this have been so encouraging that Flourish Australia now hopes to engage its own Exercise Physiologist and Dietician!
Pictured above is Paul from New Moves working with members and staff of Flourish Australia’s Buckingham House.
Physical Health and Wellbeing Website under construction
Flourish Australia has been developing a new physical health website. We have already gained feedback from a survey are continuing to collaborate with people who access our services on the content and design.
We are committed to promoting better physical health for all the people who access our services or who read Panorama. The best way to achieve this is for you to give us your ideas.
Flourish Australia has a Community of Practice for Physical Health which is coordinated by Jade Ryall (02 9393 9009 Jade.Ryall@flourishasutralia.org.au ). We meet about once a month by conference phone to discuss what is happening in all our various services. People who access our services can join, not just staff!
One thing that we often hear from community of practice members is how difficult it can be to get some physical health and wellbeing promotions off the ground. Especially at times when we have continual bad weather such as we did in the first few months of 2017!
This means that YOUR ideas for health promotions are always highly valued. All people who access our services or who read Panorama are invited to get involved. If YOU have an idea for a health promotion activity, let your local support workers know about it!
To give you an example which we have already reported in Panorama, some services have recently run Influenza awareness programs in time for the beginning of the flu season.
Every three months, Flourish Australia surveys its services throughout NSW and Queensland to find what kinds of physical health and wellbeing promotions have been running. It would be great to see more and more people involved and –best of all- to know that YOU came up with the ideas.
Contact Jade Ryall, program manager, B.O.T.H. (02) 9393 9009
BACK ON TRACK HEALTH
Recommended health screening tests
- Self-checking (skin, teeth, breasts)
- Skin exams
- Dental checkups
- Testicle checks
- Pap tests
- Blood pressure
- Blood tests
- Obesity tests
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Eye health
- Bone density
- STIs (if sexually active)