Last November, Access ran a wellbeing excursion out at Berrinba Wetlands through our Logan Community Hubs as part of our Health Impact Project, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of kids under five and their parents. The excursion attracted 38 mums and 50 kids who were thrilled to play and participate in bush bingo, circus games, mindfulness sensory games, music therapy and storytelling. The activities encouraged mums and kids to see more of the community, get active, meet new people and explore the great outdoor activities that they can replicate during the school holidays. Many mums described the day as a much-needed opportunity to get out of the house and connect with other mums over games with their children and a great lunch.
The Health Impact Project is a grassroots program run by Access, which provides health-related services at the safe environment created by our five Logan Hubs. In term four of 2017, the services included trauma informed yoga, oral health sessions, paediatric first aid, music therapy, clinical psychology parenting information, speech pathology and many more linkages to services in the community. Improving the health of CALD mothers and children in our communities, watch this space for more wellbeing days TBA or learn more about our hubs here.