Make Healthy Normal

If you think about it, we are living in a way where being unhealthy has become normal. Half of the adults and more than one in five children living in NSW are overweight or obese (extremely overweight).

Of course carrying too much weight has a bad effect on our health, increasing our chances of getting heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

If you are reading this and wondering if you are healthy or unhealthy, you can take this short quiz to find out.

NSW Health is keen to change what we now consider to be ‘normal’. It’s running the Make Healthy Normal campaign to make us stop and think about our current ideas of what is normal.

The campaign is also offering you simple steps and small changes to make healthier choices – creating a new, healthy normal.

Every day we can choose to do things a little differently and reap the rewards of better health and vitality.

Such as:

  • Parking the car several blocks away from work and walking the rest of the way
  • Not eating at our work desk, but getting into the fresh air for a walk
  • Spending time in the park with the kids instead of watching television
  • Replacing high fat, high sugar foods with healthier options such as fruit and nuts

Stay tuned to this monthly newsletter for more tips and ideas on how to Make Healthy Normal.

And if you can’t wait, visit the Make Healthy Normal website: https://www.makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.