Jan

21

2020

Community Launches Healthy Towns Evans Head Action Plan

Community members and service providers helped launch the Healthy Towns Evans Head Community Action Plan in December 2019.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet the Evans Head ‘community connector’, Tessa Parker.

Ms Parker is based at the Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre’s Information Hub, located at 4 Oak Street, Evans Head. Her role involves increasing community access to health information and education and supporting community members to access health and social services. She will implement local initiatives to improve health and wellbeing.

The Information Hub is open from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday. Community members can access health support and information there.

Healthy North Coast funds the Healthy Towns program. Healthy Towns currently works in partnership with six North Coast communities – Evans Head, Casino, Maclean, Woolgoolga, South West Rocks and Lake Cathie.

The program aims to design and implement local projects to improve access to services and health and wellbeing for people living in rural communities.

Healthy North Coast is funding a range of initiatives under the Evans Head Community Action Plan. These are:

  • Evans Head community connector
  • Mental health first aid training
  • Defibrillator and training
  • Mental health peer support group
  • Community networking and volunteer events
  • Health education events and
  • Intergenerational activities.

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