The City’s Healthy Cockburn program offers a number of programs and activities to support healthy lifestyles. Programs are tailored for specific groups including families, workers, people not working full time and those at risk of chronic or weight-related diseases.
Healthy Cockburn provides Cockburn residents access and information to healthy lifestyle programs and information.
- Heart Foundation Walking Groups
- Cockburn Healthy Lifestyle Program (run through Cockburn Integrated Health)
- Healthy Eating and Lifestyle (HEAL™) program
- HEAL™ maintenance (affordable nutrition and exercise classes following completion of HEAL)
- Food Sensations (FREE 4-week cooking series)
- Better Health Program (FREE program for kids aged 7-13 and their parents/carers)
- Healthy Cockburn Healthy Living information stands at events
- Healthy living information on nutrition, exercise, smoking, mental health and more.
The Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle (HEAL™) program helps people of all ages and fitness levels develop lifelong healthy lifestyle habits. If you feel unhealthy or believe you could be eating and exercising better, then HEAL is the program for you.
The program is run over an 8 week period, with 2 contact hours per week including:
- 1 hour of gentle exercise - low-moderate intensity physical activity that anyone can do
- 1 hour of lifestyle education.
You will also receive health consultations at the start of the program and after 8 weeks of classes. The consultation are designed to assess your current health status, fitness level and measure your progress.
Education sessions - topics
The education sessions will cover the following topics:
- Your health and your choices
- Physical activity
- What is healthy eating?
- Fat in your diet & eating out
- Recipe modification, meal planning & budgeting
- Label reading
- Making and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Myths and misconceptions & non-hungry eating
What will I receive as part of the program?
All participants will receive:
- HEAL manual
- LivelighterTM recipe book
- Healthy eating fridge magnet
- Cockburn walking trails booklet
Participants will also be offered access to ongoing nutrition classes once the program has ended.
When is the next HEAL program?
Summer/Autumn Timetable coming soon. Contact Khris on 0418 839 796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to register your interest.
Note: Below timetable is for example of locations and times only.
|| Program dates
|Saturday 23 June
|Sat 7 July - 25 Aug
||Cockburn Integrated Health, Success
|Thursday 12 July
|Thurs 26 July - 13 Sept
||Yangebup Family Centre
* Creche available
|Tuesday 7 August
|Tues 21 August - 9 October
||Cockburn Youth centre
|Saturday 1 Sept
|Sat 15 Sept - 3 Nov
||Cockburn Integrated Health
|Wednesday 19 Sept.
|Wed 3 October - 21Nov
||Cockburn Integrated Health, Success
* Subject to numbers
|Tuesday 2 October
|Tues 16 October - 4 Dec
||Harvest Lakes Community Centre
* Creche available
The program costs $60 ($35 if you have a healthcare card). If you attend most sessions you are also entitled to a $25 refund.
Reviews from past attendees
“I lost 8kg, 12cm off my hips and 9cm off my waist, all because I was learning how to exercise and eat smarter.” – Ruena, Spearwood
‘I’m feeling fantastic! Tom and his team have been super professional, welcoming and I have felt comfortable and at ease from the moment I walked in. I have thoroughly enjoyed the program and I just wanted to extend a big heartfelt thank you to you (CHLP), for putting me in touch with this service. I have lost a further 4kg since starting the ARC program and have become stronger, fitter and more positive! I have gained so much knowledge and confidence in exercise and I’m looking forward to continuing on this path!” – Tatiana, Cockburn
“I loved the HEAL classes. The exercise was terrific and the classes were very informative.” – Maureen, Cockburn
Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining good health. Regular physical activity reduces your risk of many lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and many different forms of cancer. It also helps to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
There are many physical, mental, social and environmental benefits of physical activity. The benefits include a reduced risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men; a reduction in stress, anxiety and depression. It also helps us build safer communities and improve family and community ties to the City of Cockburn, As an added bonus it can also help to reduce greenhouse emissions through active transport. To view a list of the benefits of regular physical activity please visit Be Active WA at Be Active WA - Benefits of Physical Activity.
One way to get more exercise into your day is by walking. Walking is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to be physically active. Children, adults and seniors can all get involved in walking which is an enjoyable, low impact activity. A simple brisk walk for at least 30 minutes on most days can have significant health benefits.While walking is a fantastic way to be active, it is sometimes hard to know where to start. To help you to become familiar with different walking routes in your area, Be Active Cockburn has produced Walking in the City of Cockburn a handy pocket-sized walking booklet. The booklet contains 18 walking routes in most Cockburn suburbs. A printed copy of the booklet is available at all City of Cockburn libraries.
Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community based walking groups coordinated locally by City of Cockburn and City of Fremantle. Heart Foundation Walking makes regular physical activity enjoyable and easy. Walking groups are many sizes and walk at various times, distances, days and levels of difficulty. Contact your local coordinator if you are interested in participating by emailing email@example.com. Visit the Heart Foundation Walking webpage for more information. If you do not live near a group or prefer to walk on your own, you can join as a ‘Virtual Walker’ and track your progress online.
The table below is a list of FREE Current Heart Foundation walking groups found throughout the City of Cockburn.
||Contact Details of Walk Organiser
||6.15pm Fridays & every 2nd Wednesday
||Aubin Grove Chiropractic Care
||Sandra 9414 3113 or 0438 197 569 or firstname.lastname@example.org
||Progress Drive Carpark - Opposite Gwilliam Drive
||Tiffany 0452 105 665 - Bibra Lake Walkers email@example.com
||Coogee Cafe, Powell Rd
||Barbara 0415 402 450 or 9418 1897 - Coogee Cruisers
||Wed, Fri & Sat 9am
||Olympic Fun & Fitness, Lakes Way, Jandakot
||Damien 9417 2153 (non HFW)
||6 Calyspo Parade, North Coogee, 6163
||Michelle Miller 0409 419 644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
||South Beach Cafe, carpark
||Lis at email@example.com - South Beach Striders
||Thursday 9am during school terms only
||Ottey Family Centre, 2A South Lake Drive, 6164
||Maria 9417 2372 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Ottey Walkers
||Wednesday & Friday 7.45am
||Phoenix Shopping Centre (Post Office entrance)
||Naomi on 0423 833 674
||Cockburn Gateways shopping centre (outside Amcal)
||Phil on 9472 0104 mall walking for older Australians (Non HFW)
|City of Cockburn Staff
||9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood (table outside Senior Centre)
||Deanie at email@example.com
||Mon, Wed & Fri 7am
||Yangebup Shopping Centre (next to the Post Office)
||Dianne 9499 4143 or 0429 109 992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - Yangebup Striders
For further information regarding physical activity recommendations please click on the following link Guidelines for physical activity.
For more information on healthy living in Cockburn, including the range of programs available, visit the Be Active Cockburn website or contact the City’s Health Promotion Officer on 08 9411 3444 or at email@example.com.