Consumer events

There are a number of consumer events and programs taking place across South Eastern NSW. See below for details:

Consultation on draft 2nd edition of the Australian Charter of Health Care Rights

Health Consumers NSW is working in partnership with the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care to hold a consultation with health consumers on the draft 2nd edition of the Australian Charter of Health Care Rights.

They are looking for 10-15 people who are available for a consultation on the afternoon of Friday 15 March in the Sydney CBD (venue to be confirmed).

People will be reimbursed for their time and we are able to to support people from outside of Sydney to attend.

Please register your interest to attend by 5pm on Monday 18 February 2019 by clicking here.

 

Join the 'Wayfaring Audit' at Coledale Hospital

Do you live in the northern Illawarra region? Come along to the Coldedale Hospital 'Wayfinding Audit' on Tuesday 12 March, 9-11am. Share your thoughts about the signage at the hospital and whether it helps you find your way around. 

If you would like to participate, please contact Lucia by 25 February at lucia.vellar@health.nsw.gov.au.

 

Opportunity to take part in 'Cracks in the Ice' website evaluation

The the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use invites you to evaluate the usefulness of the Cracks in the Ice website and the Ice Community Toolkit. 

Share your views and help to guide ongoing improvements to the Cracks in the Ice website. The NHMRC is interested in receiving feedback from people who have used the Cracks in the Ice site before as well as those who have not.

Share your views here: https://evaluation.cracksintheice.org.au/consent/evaluation

 

NSW Carers Advisory Council - Current vacancies

Applications are open for the Aboriginal, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) or youth membership of the NSW Carers Advisory Council. 

There are up to three vacancies for Aboriginal, CALD or young people who have personal experience as a carer, or who can demonstrate relevant professional, academic or community experience in issues affecting NSW carers. 

Visit the NSW Carers Advisory Council website for more information about the Council and the recruitment process or apply here.

 

My Health Record webinar series

The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) held a series of webinars to help people better understand My Health Record. To listen to recordings of webinars about privacy and security, an overview of digital health, benefits of My Health Record, risks of My Health Record, or digital inclusion and health literacy visit the CHF website.

 

Cancer Council NSW Healthy Lunch Box website for families

The task of packing healthy school lunch your kids will love is now easier with Cancer Council NSW’s new Healthy Lunch Box website. We know that 93% of children don’t eat enough vegetables and 22% are overweight.

The website includes recipes and tips on how to include more fruit and vegetables in the family’s diet and is complete with an interactive lunch box builder to involve the kids, at home, or on the move with a smartphone or tablet.

The website has been launched as part of Cancer Council NSW’s Eat It To Beat It program which runs free sessions and workshops for parents of primary aged school children, helping them to understand why fruit and vegetables are so important.

Visit healthylunchbox.com.au to pack a quick and healthy lunch box today!

 

Go4Fun® healthy lifestyle program

Go4Fun® is a healthy lifestyle program to improve health, fitness, self-esteem and confidence in children. The program is for 7-13 year olds who are above their ideal weight. Sessions run for two hours and include games, activities, tips on healthy food, label reading and portion sizes plus much more!

To book in to a program call 1800 780 900 or visit www.go4fun.com.au.

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