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
This booklet is a one-stop shop of the health information and programs promoted during September.
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.
There are translated factsheets on getting active available in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Nepalese, Mongolian, Persian and Tamil here
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
- Dementia Australia video library
- Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia. (2022). Multicultural Health Matters, Australian Mosaic, 56.
- Multicultural Health Communication Service website
- Multicultural Centre for Women's Health
- Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Publications
- NSW Multicultural Health Week
- Dementia Australia video library
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:
- Stepping on: For adults 65+, face to face program
- Healthy & Active for Life Online: For adults over 60 years of age, Aboriginal people 45+ can register
For more information about both these programs and what they involve, or to register your interest please send an email to WSLHD-ActiveandHealthy@health.nsw.gov.au You can leave a number if you would like someone to call you to talk to you about the programs.
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:
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.
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 healthylunchbox.com.au website, a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about packing a healthy lunch box.
Sing along with Isla and her family as they sit down to eat a healthy dinner.
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
- Label reading guide
- Label reading pocket guide
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
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.
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