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What’s happening at the Ottey Centre in term 3?

The Ottey Family and Neighbourhood Centre in South Lake  is a place for meeting others, where everyone is welcome. We provide a friendly environment where all people are welcome, feel they belong and which reflects and meets commmunity and individual needs.

The Ottey Centre offer a variety of free (or very cheap) programs around health and wellbeing (both physical and mental). These include yoga, Zumba Gold, a community garden, Nordic Pole walking, mindfulness activities and many more!

You can find a list of available programs for term 3 by clicking here.

Better Health Program Term 3 2017

Free, fun kids program! Do you have kids 7-13 years old? Are you worried about their weight or overall health? The Better Health Program is a fun, interactive 10 week healthy lifestyle program for families. In a supportive and friendly environment, children become fitter, healthier and happier.

Join your next FREE local program at Cockburn Integrated Health. The Term 3 program runs from July 20 – September 28 and will be held every Thursday from 4-6pm at Cockburn Integrated Health.

Places are limited so families should contact 1300 822 953, sms 0409 745 645 for a call back, register online at or email [email protected]. Posters, flyers and school visits can be arranged for interested schools.


Co-Health Timetable Term 2 2017 (Term 3 timetable coming soon!)

Dates and locations for term 2 Co-Health programs are now available:

2017 HEAL dates (look in the Healthy Lifestyle Programs section above for program details)

Food Sensations

Heart Foundation Walking Timetable

Better Health T2 2017 – Update: This program is full for term 2, please contact the number on the flyer to book for term 4.

Another option for children and their families to achieve a healthier weight is OWL (Optimal Weight for Life)

Term 3 HEAL programs

The term 3 HEAL™ (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) programs are starting up again in July! If you would like to attend one of the HEAL information/registration sessions, or find out more about the program, please call Khris on 0418 839 796 or email [email protected] , see timetable in post above.

Food Sensations

Food Sensations, a 4-week program run by Food Bank, will be held at South Lake Ottey Family Centre for 2 hours each Thursday from 8 June.  

Learn how to nourish your family with healthy food without spending a fortune. Free creche available, bookings essential.

Live Lighter Meal Online Meal Planners

Live Lighter now have FREE online meal planners to help you plan healthy meals throughout the week for you and your family!









Visit the Live Lighter Meal Planner webpage to try some of their delicious ideas and started using the meal planners today!


2016 Co-Health snapshot

See what the Co-Health team achieved in 2016

Cockburn Community Trek & Trail Booklet launch

The booklet “A Guide to Walks in the City of Cockburn” was launched at Bibra Lake on Friday 18th November. Mayor Logan Howlett thanked the volunteer Heart Foundation Walk organisers for running walking groups throughout the City. Aboriginal Elder Noel Morrison told stories of the lake, accompanied by Tim Kelly on didgeridoo. Free copies of the booklet are available at all City of Cockburn Libraries


Take the Healthy Pledge today!

As of April 2017, 4275 people have taken the pledge to put a healthy checklist on their fridge. To get your free checklist, sign the pledge that you will put it on your fridge and see how much it motivates you. You agree for a member of the Co-Health team to contact you just once in the next 12 months to see how you are going. Those who respond go into a lucky draw  to win a $50 sports voucher. Ann Chandler, pictured, won a voucher in the lucky draw at Success Health Day, Cockburn Integrated Health in 2016 . She reported: “Having the checklist on my fridge means I see it all the time, it is a great reminder and I have definitely improved my habits since it has been there. I am so glad I made the pledge”.

Scientific research has shown that people who publicly pledge to change behaviour for the better are far more likely to maintain it. It is entirely your choice how many of the healthy actions you want to take up. All actions on the list are based on sound evidence and national guidelines for nutrition and physical activity.

If you would like one mailed to you, please copy and paste the Healthy Checklist pledge (mail version) into an email and send to [email protected] . The checklists are also available at all City of Cockburn Libraries, Cockburn Super Clinic Parmacy, proactive shopping centres plus various community events around the City.

Winner of $50 voucher

Thanks to all those people who have signed the pledge to put a healthy checklist on their fridge so far. All those who responded to the survey to see how much the checklist motivated them went into a draw for a $50 voucher for a sports shop. The winner, Ann Chandler, was drawn by Clory Carrello (pictured here with Co-Health team member Hannah Smith), CEO of Cockburn Integrated Health at the Cockburn Health and Community Health Day on 6 July. Approximately 1900 community members have pledged to put a healthy checklist on their fridge and report back on how motivational they find it. We are nearly half way to the goal of 4000.

Further draws will take place over the next 12 months so Pledgers, make sure you respond to the survey when you are contacted – you could be the next winner!