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Welcome to your monthly health & wellbeing update!

Each month, we aim to share resources, programs, grants, professional learning opportunities and events to help maximise wellbeing in your service.

The Health Promotion Team at Central Bayside Community Health Services (CBCHS) are here to help early childhood services to create healthy environments for children, staff and families.
We provide tailored support to help services create a whole of service approach to health and wellbeing, using initiatives like the Achievement Program and more! 

 If you'd like to learn more, please get in touch!

All the best,  Kayla - Health Promotion Team at CBCHS 
e:   |      p: 8551 5428

Parent Nutrition Webinar: Fussy Eating

Parents - do you have fussy eaters at home? 

Join in on a FREE nutrition webinar held by CBCHS' Paediatric Dietitian Jodi, for practical tips and resources to assist with managing fussy eating.

When: Wednesday 20th October at 11:00am - 11:45am
Where: Online (Microsoft Teams)

Download the flyer to share with parents at your service or have them register below!

Register for the Fussy Eating Parent Webinar
Mapping out a Pedestrian and Cycling-Friendly Kingston

Kingston Council want to know how you think they can improve the experience of getting around Kingston, for walkers, cyclists or anyone who uses paths and trails. What might make it easier for your staff to use active travel to get to work or for families to walk to kinder/care?

We know how valuable active travel is for our health but it's also great for the planet, so share this feedback opportunity with your families and staff ! You can share your views by completing an online survey or by using a digital mapping tool. Have your say by visiting the link below! 

Help us to map out a pedestrian and cycling-friendly Kingston
Level Playground: Family Play Book

Check out Level Playground's Family Play Book - it's jam-packed with ideas and fun for the whole family like sensory play, physical activity, recipes to get cooking in the kitchen, and many more! 

This would be a great resource to share with families for some extra play ideas while the kids are still at home.

Download the three-part play-book below!

Download the Family Play Book
Mental Health Month Calendar

October is Mental Health Month!
Mental Health Australia has shared some Mental Health Month calendars - available for general audiences, young adults, families, older Australians, and workplaces - that provide daily ideas about what to do to look after your mental health over the month of October.

Download and print them below.

Download Mental Health Month calendars
Black Dog Institute: Mental Health in the Workplace Webinar
Leading positive mental health through changes to Australian workplaces

Join Black Dog Institute's free webinar discussing changes to work in Australia, it's impact on mental health, and what can be done as a business leader to prevent mental illness and promote positive mental wellbeing in the workplace.

When: Wednesday 13 October at 10:00am - 10:50am
Where: Online

For more information or to register, click the link below. 

Black Dog Institute Webinar
National Nutrition Week - Try for 5 | 10 - 17 October
Held during National Nutrition Week, Try for 5 is a unique annual campaign to encourage Australians to get more veg in their day.

We know veggies are packed full of nutrients, and that eating more veg supports our health and protects us from certain diseases. Yet, most Aussies (including children) don't eat enough! 

Eating the recommended 5 serves of veg a day doesn't have to be complicated. Check out the Try for 5 website below for inspo on how to get more veg into your day, including how to encourage kids to enjoy veggies, recipes, virtual events, cooking demos, and more!
Try for 5
World Mental Health Day | 10 October

Good mental health is when we can cope with the stressors of our daily lives, participate in loving relationships, contribute to our community, and work towards our goals. Everyone has mental health. And we can all benefit from looking after our own mental health and the mental health of our communities.

Take a moment to look up, look out, look forward, and look after your mental health.  

Visit Mental Health Australia's website below for tips on how to look after yourself (and others), or check out the Mental Heatlh Month calendars above for some daily activities.

Look After Your Mental Health
The Health Promotion Team at CBCHS is funded by the Department of Health, allowing us to offer free, tailored health and wellbeing support to your early childhood service.

If you'd like to find out more about how we can support your service,
get in touch with Kayla on or 8551 5428.
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