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Education for healthy lives

 Close the Gap Day    Normanton Deadly Girls    Superheroes need fruit

Effects of Smoking is a slideshow presentation to highlight the negative effects of smoking.  The slideshow is screened in surgery waiting rooms and at group presentations.

Indigenous Hip Hop Project involved a production team visiting remote communities to work with local youth to highlight relevant issues. Click here for more information.

Close The Gap Day was coordinated by CNWQML in the Lower Gulf with the participation of 15 other agencies and attendance of the Gulf Christian College. The activities included promotion of information about services provided to the community by the agencies, and encouraged public involvement.

Normanton Rodeo Street Parade was themed ‘Superheroes’ and the CNWQML team opted for a healthy message, donning fruit and vegetables costumes.  The message promoted that heroes need to eat healthy foods to have strong bodies. 

Royal Flying Doctor Service Health Field Day at Delta Downs Station: An invitation from the RFDS resulted in the Normanton Tackling Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Team speaking with workers at the cattle station about smoking and healthy lifestyle choices.  Educational props were used to highlight the contents and the effects of cigarettes and unhealthy eating. 

NAIDOC Week Normanton Boys Youth Group targeted boys and young men aged 12-17 years in Normanton.  Male guest speakers talked about their experiences with education, employment and healthy lifestyle choices. A touch football game was organised against senior rugby league players from the local area club and a healthy evening meal capped off the activity.

Doomadgee vacation care provides the opportunity for CNWQML to assist with coordinating healthy activities and healthy eating for the school holidays group (June/July).

Close The Gap: In partnership with ATODs and the Chronic Disease team, CNWQML were involved in a health promotion to give flu inoculations at the hospital grounds.  In addition, the CNWQML team managed a health promotion stall in conjunction with other health organisations. Fresh fruit was handed out to the 250-300 people who visited the stall.

Softball Competition was organised by CNWQML in Normanton, attracting enough players to form eight teams. These players recieved singlets emblazoned with the message “Eat good tucker, Get active, Quit smoking”. 

Digital Storytelling Workshop at Mornington Island combined narrative with digital content, including images, sound and video to create a short movie or multimedia blog, with a strong emotional component. The process of creating the digital stories can be a deeply personal journey into one’s own history and experience of identity formation. 

"Mental Health Assessment of Aboriginal Clients” and 'Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities'  were sessions facilitated by an experienced psychological service. The two main community intervention focuses of the sessions were Aboriginal suicide prevention programs and Aboriginal mental health intervention programs.

Deadly Girls is an innovative program to promote resilience and life skills and improve the social and emotional wellbeing of young women throughout the Lower Gulf region.

Mornington Island Health summit was a collaboration between the local health council, CNWQML and the Central West Hospital and Health Service which brought together multiple service providers and the community to discuss common local health issues.

'Women Of the West', 'Healthy Kids' and 'Health Education Reaching Blokes' are programs which are rotated through the Lower Gulf communities to maintain motivation and interest. The programs involve interactive sessions focusing on nutrition, physical activity, basic health screening, chronic disease, oral health, skin health and social and emotional wellbeing.