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Health and Wellbeing

The multifaceted experience was delivered by four women who articulated their delivery with great finesse and effect on the participants. Lynda Smith, one of the Health Promotion experts in South West Primary Care, Bess Slater, Manager Fundraising and Sustainability at Lifeline South West Victoria, Lif McDowall, a Strategic Planner employed by Wellways Australia and Blair, a Wellways facilitator. These ladies equipped the attendees throughout the day evidently raising awareness of the need for leaders to lead change effectively through their focus on health.

The leadership challenges are not a myth and leaders were encouraged to aspire to making health and wellbeing everybody’s business. Health being defined as one’s wholeness physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, socially and academically.

A holistic approach to the wellbeing of every individual was the talk of the day. The purpose was to increase knowledge around health issues, statistics and opportunities that lie in the Great South Coast.

The presentations enabled engagement in conversations immediately with the hope to extend discussions with local leaders regarding the provision of health services in our region. The identification and definition of social determinants of a healthy being shows that everyone is susceptible to negative impacts on their wellbeing. Social determinants of health include economic and social conditions and it is their distribution amongst the population that influence individual and group differences in health status.

It is our duty to be the superheroes of our own families/towns/regions/states a positive productive perpetual ripple effect for our children and our children’s children.

Thank you for the Mortlake CFA and our Speakers for contributing to our day.

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