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Healthy habits to hold onto during the pandemic

Many people are discovering more time for things during Covid-19 restrictions. This blog was written by Madeline Tatham, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. We all know that it is important for our health to be physically active, and we are learning more and more about the importance of taking care of our mental […]

The simple things during Covid-19: The feeling of clean fresh air

This blog was written by Natalie Oldaker, Health Promotion Team Leader at Peninsula Health. Currently we are in the heart of winter, yet there is nothing like the feeling of clean fresh air. When someone says the phrase ‘clean fresh air’, you imagine stepping outside on a lovely day with blue skies and filling the […]

The simple things during Covid-19: Enjoying life with great food

This blog was written by Natalie Oldaker, Health Promotion Team Leader at Peninsula Health. An exciting life is one of stimulating experiences. Currently some of these are on hold for you, but there are still some simple ways we can continue enjoying life such as with great tasty food. There is no denying that we […]

How Health Promotion is making a difference in our community

Peninsula Health’s Health Promotion team visits The Briars in Mount Martha. This blog was written by Belinda Tascone, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. What is Health Promotion? Health Promotion work focuses on preventing ill-health or injury, by taking action to improve the health and wellbeing of the whole population (rather than individuals) before […]

Routine, connection and space: Staying healthy when working from home

When working from home it’s important to invest in daily rituals to help separate work and personal time. This blog was written by Madeline Tatham, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. 2020 has been chaotic and unexpected year so far. Like countless employees across many organisations, our health promotion team has transitioned to working […]

Frankston Preschool recognised as a health promoting early childhood service

This blog was written by Madeline Tatham, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. Frankston Preschool has become just the second early childhood service in the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula region as of January this year, to accomplish all six Achievement Program health priority areas. For this it’s received State Government recognition as a health promoting early […]

Tennis club creates a welcoming environment for LGBTIQ community

This blog was written by Chris Kirkpatrick, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health.   Sporting clubs can create a powerful ripple effect far beyond the playing field for LGBTIQ people and their allies. There are strategies clubs can adopt to make everyone; the players, the umpires, the volunteers and the spectators, feel that they belong […]

The Community Plate

This blog was written by Nikki Hale, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. The Community Plate is a local collaboration looking for ways to make better connections between our local community and healthy food. It can be hard to keep our body, environment, and community healthy when we are surrounded by unhealthy food a lot […]

Success of trials to increase healthy options at local leisure centres

This blog is written by Evangelia Nikolitsis and Andie Murphy, Health Promotion Practitioners at Peninsula Health. Unhealthy food and drinks are often the most heavily promoted and readily available, and this is something we are working to change at local leisure centres. Together with our local Councils, Frankston City and Mornington Peninsula Shire, and the […]

Local Primary School Kids have their say on smoking

This blog is written by Belinda Tascone, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. On Wednesday the 11th of December 2019, Peninsula Health and Frankston City Council hosted a celebration event to acknowledge the success of the Smoke Free PA System Project, and to thank local Frankston Primary School students for their involvement in the project. […]