550 free 4-week mental and physical wellbeing programs available
550 free 4-week mental and physical wellbeing programs available for residents in drought and bushfire affected regions of SE NSW
Program starts May 25th
Small lifestyle changes combined with simple self-care practises can have a profound effect on our physical and mental health and help develop greater resilience to get through tough times.
Thanks to community grant funding from Coordinare, a 4-week digital health and wellbeing program which focuses on self-care is being offered to 550 residents in SENSW free of charge.
The program uses SMS and simple chatbot technology to gently encourage participants to improve their lifestyle by making small weekly changes in diet, levels of activity and how they approach their health. Daily guidance in stress and sleep management can also help those suffering from stress and anxiety. The team of experts who designed the program are accessible through the chatbot and a private Facebook page during the program.
PA2health founders include Ginny Stevens (Active Farmers), technical expert, Ed Stevens, Food Coach & author Judy Davie, psychologist Alice Williams and mindfulness coach Narelle Hunter. The business was founded last year and the team were finalists in the Regional Pitchfest competition held in Wagga last September.
“We’re delighted to offer this program again to the people in SE NSW” says Judy Davie, “We ran a similar program in February after the bushfires and it seemed to give people permission, to help themselves for a change. People soon realise how much more they can do for others when they care for themselves first. Our program does not focus on weight loss or becoming super-fit, it is about simple lifestyle changes and stress management. We aim to help people experience for themselves that small, available changes towards self-care is the first step towards personal regeneration”.
The program is available to the first 550 people living in eligible postcodes in SE NSW