ACROSS the Gannawarra Shire the council is promoting healthy lifestyles, mental health and social connections through the Five Ways to Wellbeing campaign.
The initiative was developed by the New Economics Foundation and encourages people to Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.
Mayor Brian Gibson is encouraging the campaign as it reflects positively on the friendly community and aims to get more people involved.
‘‘We are lucky to live in a community where people smile and say ‘hello’, and look out for each other.’’ he said.
‘‘It’s great to get out and about being active, taking notice and volunteering our time to make our communities better places to live.’’
Northern District Community Health Chief Executive Officer Mandy Hutchison commends the initiative as overall wellbeing is important for everyone.
‘‘It is proven by practising the Five Ways to Wellbeing every day, people will be happier and healthier.’’ she said.
Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Mallee Family Care, VicPolice and the Southern Mallee Primary School have all gotten on board to promote the initiative.
During October and November magnets and tea bag cards highlighting wellbeing will be distributed through these agencies.