Did you know a lot can happen in eight years. Below you'll find some of the awesome initiatives and developments that the Healthy Families Invercargill team has been involved in during the past eight years. Some of these initiatives may no longer be active, however we felt they were still worthy of mention, so here they are.
COMMUNITY ALCOHOL ACTION GROUP
This group was set up to drive a change in culture around alcohol in Invercargill and includes representatives from councils, police, the Invercargill Licensing Trust, Healthy Families Invercargill,
Healthy Families Invercargill is working with the leaders in the community, and community champions to activate and support changes in the physical activity environment. Take a look at some of the ways our community champions are making a difference.
We were the proud supporters of the inaugural Southland Business Excellence Awards Workplace Wellbeing Award in 2017, and worked with the Southland Chamber of Commerce to ensure the award continued to be recognised and promoted in the 2019 awards. We were also involved with supporting new sponsor, Blue River Dairy, with the award in 2022.
Events are an important setting for communicating and showcasing healthy messages. We have a vision for a calendar full of thriving events that encourage the sort of healthy behaviours which will have a positive impact on our community - events which provide enough healthy options for participants to ensure making the healthy choice is the easy choice.
There's plenty of action happening at Murihiku Marae. Not only has the marae appointed a maraeora navigator, but it is engaging with the community across a range of topics, showing the importance of having that community voice.
He Pi Ka Rere is about providing children with the skills and awareness to develop a positive, lifelong relationship with movement and nutrition. It is based on traditional techniques used by ancestors and aims to not only help children build important fundamental movement skills and an understanding of the importance of good nutrition, but support early childhood teachers to be confident in the delivery of a range of movement and physical activity options, and understand the importance of activity and skill development for children from a Maori approach.