Term 2 Programs out now!

Download the latest timetable for our 2015 Term 2 programs for the many classes that we run! We also have the times and details for the Walking Groups in and around the City of Cockburn.


HEAL™ works! National evaluation now published

A national evaluation of thousands of participants has been published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. It is available at HEAL PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA.

 In the past six months, 53 people in the City of Cockburn lost an avarage of nearly four centimetres off the waist during the 8-week program. HEAL™ in Cockburn is funded by Fremantle Medicare Local for people who are not in the full time workforce who are overweight, inactive and/or at risk of, or managing, lifestyle related chronic disease.

 The programs are full for term 2 but please register now for programs starting in July. See details on the full 2015 term 2 CoHealth Timetable with walking groups included. HEAL™ facilitator Eileen Chong giving a helping hand to enthusiastic HEAL™ participants

Cockburn Integrated health inaugural newsletter

Co-Health has partnered with Cockburn Integrated Health (CIH) to offer healthy lifestyle programs in Success. Read more in the inaugural CIH newsletter:

Cockburn Integrated Health – April Newsletter

foodCENTS in Success

An enthusiastic group of people learned how to balance their diet and their budget over 4 weekly sessions at cockburn Health and Community in May. Expressions of interest are being taken for another course in August. Please contact Khris on 0418 839 796 or email beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au if you would like to be notified when dates and times are finalized.

A special “Taste of foodCENTS” session will also be held in the Community Room in Diabetes Week on Wednesday 15 July from 3.30-5.30pm.

Call the number above to book early as places are limited. There will be creche facilities for this event.


Phoenix Walkers Launch

On 29 May 2015 Mayor Logan Howlett launched the Phoenix Walkers Heart Foundation Walking group. Walk Organisers Mike Manning and Naomi Aravena Roman led a group of enthusiastic walkers on a half hour walk of the centre, followed by a scrumptious morning tea.

Latest walking groups in Cockburn

Walking in a group is an easy cheap way to keep fit, stay motivated and socialise. See details about these and other walking groups in the City of Cockburn at Heart Foundation Walking 20 15 04 . Cockburn’s newest walking group will start in April in Manning Park every Tuesday. Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free walking groups coordinated locally by the City of Cockburn.

Living Smart

Do you want to learn really practical ways you can make your life more sustainable? Are you keen to meet like-minded people? Do you crave community connection?
Then Living Smart is for you!

More information here

Your Move Cockburn

Your Move has motivated 10,000 households in Cockburn to get active, your way with support and contact with coaches face to face, on the phone and via the Your Move website and Facebook page.

As the program officially ended on 30 June 2014, households involved in the program are encouraged to continue setting personal goals that include active travel like using public transport, riding and walking and also getting involved in the many community events and programs the City provides throughout the year.

Stay in contact and see all the upcoming community events provided by the City by liking our Facebook page.

For active travel, the City’s TravelSmart Program:

  • Supports local primary schools to encourage active travel through
  • Provides regular bike education and bike maintenance programs for children and adults
  • Supports the local Bicycle User Group
  • Looks to improve the current path network for riders and walkers
  • Organises community bike rides for everyone, all ages and abilities
  • Provide free local resources such as cycling, walking and public transport such as maps and brochures

Contact Katy for more information on any of these programs at cycling@cockburn.wa.gov.au

For more information on the City’s Recreation Services programs.

Randwick Stables Community Garden Inc

Members of the community interested in gardening, socializing and/or being creative are invited to join others at 24 Rockingham Rd – enter from Cardigan St or the Basketball stadium, look for the blue sign – every Sunday at 2pm.

Health claims on food- How do we know what is true?

If it sounds too good to be true – it probably isn’t! If someone tries to sell you something that resembles a lolly, drink or other processed food and claims that this will improve your health almost as much as eating fresh fruit and vegetables, ignore them and head straight to the fresh fruit and veg market, or even better, the nearest community garden. For a hilarious clip on health food claims (warning – coarse language) listen to this clip by John Oliver