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Spring into Health

City of Parramatta Libraries partner with Western Sydney Local Health District to provide the latest health and wellbeing information for you and families. Explore the information below. We have free NSW Health programs, healthy tips, free workshops like ‘How to pack a healthy lunchbox’ and loads more! 

NSW Health service also offers free telephone-based health coaching that can provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your own healthy lifestyle goals. 

Spring into Health

During September, our libraries celebrate Health Month with a range of free activities and information sessions to help you and your family become healthier. We will have sessions to guide your understanding of breastfeeding, immunisation, diabetes, stroke, healthy eating and more. You can also attend a VR fitness activity or have your hearing checked.  Book now!  

Health and Wellbeing Booklet for Families

Healthy activities are for everyone in the family

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This booklet is a one-stop shop of the health information and programs promoted during September.

Download the PDF (8.09 mb)


Library Health Programs for Spring
  • Read health info in your own language by downloading this APP from your Google Play Store or Apple Store and using your City of Parramatta Libraries card login. 

    Getting Active

    There are translated factsheets on getting active available in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Nepalese, Mongolian, Persian and Tamil here

    Healthy Eating

    For translated factsheets on Healthy Eating available in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Nepalese, Mongolian, Persian and Tamil, check here.


    Did you know that smoking shisha may not only damage your health but also the health of your family? Check out this information in Arabic.

    Multicultural Health Week

    We also celebrate Multicultural Health Week (MHW), the first week of September each year to raise awareness of health issues experienced by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and ways of addressing these issues.  

    Additional info also help you read or watch in your own language

  • Lets get started health challenges

    Get started today with our free printable challenges

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    Library Health Apps


    Children reading in the grass on a sunny day

    Reading Room for Kids

    These books will help kids to kick start children’s learning about healthy habits. 

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    Get Healthy Service

    Want to make healthier changes but need more support? 

    The NSW Get Healthy Service coaches can provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your own health goals. Click here to register today, its free!

    Age is no barrier to getting active. Check out free NSW Health programs: 

    For more information about both these programs and what they involve, or to register your interest please send an email to You can leave a number if you would like someone to call you to talk to you about the programs. 

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    Go4Fun is a free healthy lifestyle program for families with children aged 7 to 13 years. Watch our video (embed the video and link) or head to our website to find out if the program is right for your family.   

    Check out Western Sydney Health’s factsheets for tips to manage screen time and get active each day:

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    Tips for Healthy Eating - try one and see how you go!

    • Start your day with breakfast
    • Carry a water bottle to drink more water
    • Take fruit, nuts and crackers for snacks on the go
    • Switch a sugary drink to water
    • Cook a healthy meal at home. Click here for some delicious recipe ideas.

    Child eating apple in kitchen with parents

    Healthy Lunch Box

    Got a question about packing a healthy lunchbox? We have you covered with Western Sydney Health’s factsheet or FAQ. Or you can visit the Cancer Council’s website, a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about packing a healthy lunch box. 

    Healthy Dinner

    Sing along with Isla and her family as they sit down to eat a healthy dinner. 

    Food Labels

    Long lists of ingredients and health claims on foods can be tricky to understand. Learn how to read food labels when shopping so you and your family can make healthier choices 

    Checkout Western Sydney Health’s factsheet for tips to: 

    Food label videos

    Check out videos by South East Sydney Local Health District to learn about food labels. 

    Health Star Rating

    Read it before you eat it 



  • The healthy habits quiz can help you check in with your current habits and see where you might be able to improve. Remember, everyone is different and this quiz is just a guide for adults based on the recommended amounts of physical activity, and calculate food and water intake. 

  • Check out a funny animated video about protecting your family from second-hand smoke in the home. 

    Did you know that smoking shisha may not only damage your health but also the health of your family?  Check out this information

    Man breaking cigarette in half

    Quitting Smoking

  • Young people from Western Sydney wanted to share their thoughts on vaping

    'Vaping is a Toxic Habit - GHOST IT!

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