According to the World Health Organisation, health is a state of social, physical and mental well-being. It is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. It is important that all Australians are provided information to ensure that they can have a balanced state of health.
The 2021-2025 Corangamite Shire Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan provides a strategic framework to address health and wellbeing in our community over the next four years. The MPHWP is one of three plans required under Victorian government legislation, specifically the Public Health Act 2008. This Plan aligns with the Community Vision, Council Plan and the Municipal Strategic Statement.
Council has worked with multiple community agencies, Council departments and health services to develop a Plan that is focused on working together to improve equity of access for residents in our Shire.
Council values the health services and the many community organisations who participated and supported development of this Plan, recognizing that partnerships are vital to achieving positive health and wellbeing outcomes in our Shire.
The Healthy Well Corangamite Leadership Group made up of key services meets regularly to deliver on annual action plans and report to the Corangamite Health Collaborative with support from the South West Primary Care Partnership.
Corangamite Shire provides health information to allow residents to take control over and improve their overall health and wellbeing. Click here to download Council's Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan(PDF, 6MB).
VicHealth is a Victorian Government organisation committed to promoting the health of all Victorians.
Health in Site provides reliable, quality health information endorsed by the Commonwealth Government.
The benefits of physical activity and a good diet are:
- Reduces likelihood of heart attack
- Improves your mood and confidence
- Lets you sleep better
- Manages your weight better
- Stronger bones and muscles
- Makes you feel more energetic
- Improved long term health
Visit the Eat Well Be Well website for more information and calendar of activities.
The Better Health Channel site provides reliable, quality health information endorsed by the Victorian Government.
The National Heart Foundation supports education and research for preventing heart disease.
Go For Your Life! aims to promote healthy living through providing information on nutrition and physical activity.
The aim of The Parents Jury (Australia) is for all Australian schools to provide supportive environments for healthy eating and regular physical activity, and that these healthy choices are constantly and consistently promoted to all students and their families.
Good personal hygiene helps you to feel healthy and keeps you feeling confident about yourself. Having good hygiene also protects us and others from illness.
The Better Health Channel provides information on good personal hygiene.
The Children, Youth and Women's Health Service provides personal hygiene information for children aged between 6 -12.
Dental Health Services Australia gives valuable for starting children on the road to good dental health.
Stress is an individual response. An activity may excite one person; however, the same activity could cause a large amount of stress on another. Stress management provides advice on how to reduce and manage your stress levels effectively.
One in five people develop depression at some stage in their life. The Beyond Blue website forms part of the national depression initiative and includes information about depression and its management, as well as a section dealing with postnatal depression.
The Cancer Council of Victoria's site provides information and support for people with cancer, carers, and health professionals.
Over 1 million Australians have diabetes! Diabetes Australia website provides information and advice for people with diabetes, their carers, and health professionals.
Asthma Victoria's website provides information, advice, and education for people with asthma, their carers, and health professionals. An alternative site is the National Asthma Council website.
The website for Arthritis Victoria provides information, education, and support for people with various forms of arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Nurse on Call is a 24 hour, 7 days a week health line that provides Victorians with immediate, expert health advice.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association offers support and advice for all mothers