Help council relaunch Healthy Sunshine Coast program

LOCAL businesses and community groups in the health and wellbeing industry are encouraged to work together with Sunshine Coast Council to deliver the Healthy Sunshine Coast program to residents across the region.

Healthy Sunshine Coast is an affordable and holistic community health and wellbeing program that supports and encourages our community to move well, eat well, sleep well, think well and relate well.

The program was launched in 2016 and Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said the Healthy Sunshine Coast program aimed to foster a happier, healthier, more connected and resilient Sunshine Coast community.

“The program has had great success over the past seven years with activities including yoga, Tai Chi, boxing and more,” Cr Law said.

“I’m encouraging businesses and community groups in the wellbeing and health industry to express their interest to help us provide a wide range of affordable activities to the Sunshine Coast community.

“We are seeking a variety of weekly entry level, low-to-medium impact fitness and wellbeing activities for individuals of all ages and abilities to be held in different localities across the region.

“We are hoping to relaunch the program in the spring season and we need a variety of health and wellbeing providers to run the activities.” 

The aim of the program is to encourage positive mental health and resilience, regular physical activity, healthy eating, strong social connections and participation across all ages and abilities.

For businesses and community groups, benefits include promotion on Healthy Sunshine Coast’s communication platforms, increasing your business profile, retention of participant fee and other opportunities.

Providers will receive a payment per session and council will cover costs associated with facility hire/outdoor permit (subject to conditions and negotiation).

Applications close Friday, 30 September. For more information please visit council’s website.