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Health and wellbeing in Bayside

Bayside’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan known as the ‘Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy’ 2017-2021 outlines the health and wellbeing priorities for Bayside City Council over the next four years. The Strategy builds upon strengths from the previous plan and is a key strategic planning tool to maintain and improve public health and wellbeing at a local community level.

 

Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities

The Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy  2017-2021 reflects the views of the community and how Council can best support improved wellbeing within Bayside. This Strategy meets the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 whilst streamlining community services planning for health and wellbeing from early childhood, through to youth, adult lives and older years. The Strategy outlines three goals and twelve objectives:

Goal 1: An engaged and supportive community

  • Objective 1.1  Improve mental health and resilience.
  • Objective 1.2  Support opportunities that build social networks and community connections.
  • Objective 1.3 Strengthen volunteerism.
  • Objective 1.4 Improve access to affordable, appropriate and inclusive services.

Goal 2: A healthy and active community

  • Objective 2.1 Increase physical activity opportunities.
  • Objective 2.2 Increase healthy eating.
  • Objective 2.3 Increase participation in health assessments and self-care.

Goal 3: Safe and sustainable environments

  • Objective 3.1 Reduce family violence.
  • Objective 3.2 Reduce consumption of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Objective 3.3 Improve community safety.
  • Objective 3.4 Improve environmental sustainability.
  • Objective 3.5 Improve community resilience to extreme weather events.

Four Action Plans will be developed to support the implementation of the Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy. These plans will be developed collaboratively across relevant Council departments and stakeholders and will target identified high priority population groups and wider population health themes. Activities targeting people with disabilities will be integrated across each action plan: Early Years, Youth, Healthy Ageing and Healthy Community. Actions Plans will be released in February 2018.

The full version of the Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy can be viewed below.

Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy 2017-2021 (PDF, 3.27MB)

Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy 2017-2021 (DOCX, 2.23MB)

Health and wellbeing profile

The City of Bayside Health and Wellbeing Profile 2017-2021 has now been released and is available for public viewing.

Did you know?

  • The population of Bayside was 101,321 in 2015.
  • 76% of Bayside respondents rated their mental health as either very good or excellent.
  • Bayside adults males are ranked #1 for being overweight in Victoria
  • 40% of residents are at risk of short-term harm from alcohol.
  • 615 cases of family violence were reported in Bayside in 2015-16.

City of Bayside Health and Wellbeing Snapshot 2017-2021 (PDF, 422.07KB)

City of Bayside Health and Wellbeing Profile 2017-2021 (PDF, 1.81MB)

City of Bayside Health and Wellbeing Profile 2017-2021 (DOCX, 1.70MB)

Community consultation

The Community Engagement Report has now been released and is available for public viewing. This report provides an exploration of health and wellbeing priorities identified by the Bayside Community during January - March 2017.

We thank you for your time and appreciate all the feedback which was provided during the consultation period.

Community Engagement Report - Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy (PDF, 2.21MB)

Community Engagement Report - Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy (DOCX, 7.13MB)

Do you have a question about the Wellbeing for All Ages and Abilities Strategy?

Please contact Lauren Waycott from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday on:

Phone

(03) 9599 4686 

Email 

lwaycott [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

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