The Cancer Council Western Australia
The Cancer Council Western Australia is a non-government, community supported charity that aims to minimise the effect of cancer on our community through research and education. The Cancer Council also provides people affected by cancer (whether they are patients, carers, family and friends) with support to enhance their quality of life.
- Physical activity and cancer brochure
- Move Smart - physical activity poster
- Stay in Shape - BMI and waist circumference poster
- Healthy lifestyle poster
- Bowel cancer brochures
- WA Healthy Business brochure
- GP fact sheets and brochures
- Bowel cancer
- Cancer: Reduce Your Risk - Eating and Moving to Prevent Cancer
- Workplace services including needs assessment, policy development, education.
- Cancer Council Helpline - 13 11 20 Weekdays 8am to 8pm. Enquiries officers and registered nurses at the Cancer Council Helpline are happy to talk to you about any issue relating to cancer.
- WA Healthy Business Program
- Relay for Life
- Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
- Daffodil Day
- Pink Ribbon Day (breast cancer awareness)
- National Skin Cancer Action Week
Heart Foundation is an independent national, not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the heart health of Australians and to reduce disability and death due to stroke and blood vessel disease. Heart Foundation promotes and conducts research into the heart and its associated diseases, as well as promoting and influencing heart health behavior in the community through education and other programs.
- Brochures and booklets on the following:
- Heart health
- Women and heart disease
- Overweight and obesity
- Physical activity
- Healthy weight
- Blood pressure
- Climb To The Top - a workplace and community physical activity challenge in which teams of 10 “climb Mt Everest during August.
- Walk Week Walk There Today - a state wide week of walking events held in November with resources for workplaces, schools and community groups.
- Just Walk It - a walking group program in the City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle.
- HeartSwim – a three hour continuous swim for teams of five held in November.
- The City of Perth Great Bike Ride – a fun event for elite or novice cyclists, families and corporate teams in November.
- Find thirty.
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation programs
- Workplace challenge Walk to Broome
- Jump Rope for Heart
- Community walk events
- Heart Week
- Go Red for Women
- Climb to the Top
- Doorknock Appeal
- The City of Perth Great Bike Ride
Ph: (08) 9388 3343
Heartline: 1300 362 787
Find thirty. It’s not a big exercise
The Department of Health’s Find Thirty. It’s not a big exercise campaign is now managed by Heart Foundation. Find thirty aims to increase awareness of the need to be sufficiently active for good health and encourages increased participation in physical activity. The main objectives are to educate the community on type and frequency of physical activity necessary for good health and to demonstrate that it is not hard to incorporate 30 minutes of physical activity into your daily life. The target group is adults aged 25-54 years who are insufficiently active.
- Find thirty brochure
- Dog walking brochure
- GP brochure: be a good exercise instructor
- Walking shoes poster
- Dancing lady poster
- Walking the dog poster
- City to Surf Find Thirty 4km walk
- Physical Activity Awareness Day
- Walk there today to Find Thirty
The ‘Cycle Instead’ campaign was created by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure to increase the proportion of trips made by bicycle in Perth and regional Western Australia. This is achieved by promoting cycling as an enjoyable, viable and legitimate form of transport for short journeys.
- Cycling information and education resources
- Cycling maps and brochures
- Sponsorship program
- Cycle Instead Bike Week
- Bike to Work Breakfast
- Cycle to School Day Competition
- Members of Parliament Bike Ride
Walk There Today
The Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s walking promotional message “Walk There Today” aims to raise the profile of walking as a recognised mode of transport to replace short car trips. It also encourages people to use public transport as this involves walking and promotes a more active lifestyle.
- Sponsorship program to promote and support local community to participate in walking activities throughout the year.
Premiers Physical Activity Taskforce
The Premier’s Physical Activity Taskforce (PATF) was created in June 2001 by the then Premier, Geoff Gallop to oversee the coordination, development and implementation of a community physical activity strategy for Western Australia. With key representatives from several government departments and non-government organisations, the Taskforce aims to implement strategies to increase the number of Western Australians who are physically active by 5% (from 58% to 63%) by 2011. Be Active WA is the promotional brand used by the PATF.
A wide variety of information and resources on physical activity are available on the PATF website. These include:
- Detailed reports on physical activity participation
- Fact sheets
- Speakers kit with PowerPoint slide presentations
- Counting Steps Towards Better Health; a guide to using your pedometer
- Be active days - one day for the workplace and one for the community.
Asthma Foundation of W.A. Inc
The Asthma Foundation of W.A. Inc is a community based, non-profit organisation dedicated to the reduction of asthma as a cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western Australian community. The Foundation offers education and support services for people with asthma and their carers, training for health professionals and funds local medical and scientific research into asthma.
- Asthma brochures, fact sheets and posters
- School-based resources
- Training for health professionals
- Asthma research grants
- Asthma Information line
- Community education including group and individual education
- Community fundraiser events
- The Freeway Bike Hike
TravelSmart is a Department of Planning and Infrastructure initiative that promotes walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling as alternatives to driving alone. Travel to work, school, shops or is an opportunity to include physical activity in the day. TravelSmart programs inform people about their travel choices and facilitate change, including a workplace program that helps employers promote healthy travel options to staff.
- Walking to Work brochure
- Cycling to Work brochure
- Car Pooling to Work brochure
- Public Transport to Work brochure
- Local access guides showing bicycle, walking and public transport facilities and travel destinations.
- TravelSmart Workplace Program - practical advice, survey tool and promotional materials to improve and promote travel alternatives in your workplace.