Healthy Living

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 living programs in Cockburn

Healthy Cockburn provides Cockburn residents access and information to healthy lifestyle programs and information. 
These include:

  • 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 for Adults (FREE 4-week nutrition / 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.

HEAL™ Programs 2019

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 a 6 to 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 completing the program. 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?

Contact Khris on 0418 839 796 or email to register your interest.
Program       Program dates Time Location
Information session Saturday 19th January 10:30am-11:30am Cockburn Integrated Health, Success
HEAL - 6 week Saturdays  2nd Feb-9th March 9am-11am Cockburn Integrated Health, Success
HEAL - 6 week Tuesdays 12th Feb-19th March Midday-2pm Cockburn Youth Centre
HEAL - 8 week Thursdays 21st Feb-11th April 11am-1pm Yangebup Family Centre
* Creche available
HEAL - Nutrition only
3 fortnightly sessions
Wednesdays 20th Mar, 3rd Apr, 17th Apr 6pm-8pm Cockburn Integrated Health, Success
*subject to interest
Information session Saturday April - TBA 10am-11am Cockburn Integrated Health
HEAL - 8 weeks Tuesdays 14th May-2nd July Midday-2pm Harvest Lakes Community Centre
* Creche available
HEAL - 6 week Saturdays  18th May-22nd June 9am-11am Cockburn Integrated Health, Success


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

Be Active

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.

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 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.

Where When Starting Point Contact Details of Walk Organiser
Bibra Lake Sundays 9am Progress Drive Carpark - Opposite Gwilliam Drive Tiffany 0452 105 665 Bibra Lake Walkers
Coogee Thursdays 8.30am Coogee Cafe, Powell Rd Barbara 0415 402 450 or 9418 1897 Coogee Cruisers
Jandakot Wed, Fri & Sat 9am Olympic Fun & Fitness, Lakes Way, Jandakot Damien 9417 2153 (non HFW)
Port Coogee Mon-Fri 7am Blooms Chemist Port Coogee Michelle Miller 0409 419 644 Port Coogee Walking Group
South Fremantle Friday 8am South Beach Cafe, carpark Lis 0408 986 395 - South Beach Striders
South Lake Thursday 9am during school terms only Ottey Family Centre, 2A South Lake Drive, 6164 Maria 9417 2372 or - Ottey Walkers
Spearwood Wednesday & Friday 7.45am Phoenix Shopping Centre (Post Office entrance) Naomi 0423 833 674 - Phoenix Walkers
Success Tuesday 7.45am Cockburn Gateways Shopping Centre (outside Amcal) Phil on 9472 0104 mall walking for older Australians (Non HFW)
City of Cockburn Staff Tuesday 12.30 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood (table outside Senior Centre) Deanie at
Yangebup Mon, Wed & Fri 7am Yangebup Shopping Centre (next to the Post Office) Dianne 9499 4143 or 0429 109 992 or email - Yangebup Striders



More information and contact

For more information on healthy living in Cockburn, including the range of programs available, visit the Healthy Cockburn website or contact the City’s Health Promotion Officer on 08 9411 3444 or at

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Cockburn Walk Guide Booklet PDF document



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