Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to the 7 Ways

The 7 Ways to wellbeing is based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing which introduces you to 5 simple and effective ways to improve your psychological and emotional health.

The 5 Ways to wellbeing are based on extensive international research.

We have added ‘eat well’ and ‘sleep well’, to make up the 7 Ways to Wellbeing as a result of research that tells us that people need to eat well and sleep well in order to maintain good mental health and to be able to function well.

Like physical fitness, you can strengthen you psychological health in lots of small ways from day to day. This will help you live a happier and a longer life as well as help you to cope with life stresses.

Upcoming Programs

Retirement Courses:

Plan your Ultimate Retirement- designed for people who think retirement is on their radar in the next one to five years. Plan your Ultimate Retirement full details

For  women:

WiseMove for Women- Casual series on various topics to be held at the community locations around the City. 

WiseMove for Women at the Lights

WiseMove Casual series at Lefevre

Love your Style- two workshops on the topic of body shape, colours choice and style.  Bring items for a clothes swap! Love your Style full details.

Bollywood Dance with Sharon- A great way to get fit and meet new people with this fun dance style. Bollywood with Sharon full details.

The 7 Ways to Wellbeing

Feel good & function better with these 7 proven ways to build your wellbeing
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Connect
Connect with family, friends and your community. Take time to talk, listen and feel connected.
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Keep Learning
Try something new or brush up on an old skill. Be open to new opportunities.
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Take Notice
Be Present, take notice of what’s going on for you and around you.
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Be Active
Find ways to move more every day. Use it to move your mood.

See also: Australian Physical Activity & Sedentary Behavior Guidelines

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Give Back
Give you time, talent and energy to family, friends and others in your community.
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Eat Well
Stay hydrated and fuel your body with good foods.

See also: Eat for Health
Nutrition Australia
Heart Foundation Healthy Eating

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Sleep Well
Wind down. Understand how much sleep you need and make time for it. 

See also: Sleep Health Foundation
Sleep Health Foundation Facts

 About  Eat Well 

Good nutrition and eating well provides energy, helps improve sleep, improves concentration and nourishes the brain.

Eating well contributes to preserving and optimizing cognitive function which allows us to function well.   In 2018 Lancet Neurology reported that nutrition is an important lifestyle factor than can modify the risk of future cognitive impairment and dementia.

Research shows that the best brain foods are the same ones that protect your heart and blood vessels:

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Fish
  • Berries
  • Avocados
  • Walnuts

Why Sleep Well

There is evidence that poor sleep or insufficient sleep has a direct impact on cognitive and immune function.  Insufficient sleep makes us less able to function well and research has shown it amplifies negative emotions and reduces feelings of positive emotions.  Developing good sleep habits are important in maintaining good health and function. According to Australian Sleep Foundation, here's ten tips for a good night sleep: 

  • Have a regular sleep pattern
  • Spend the right amount of time in bed
  • Bed is for sleeping not entertainment
  • Wind down and relax before going to bed
  • Make sure you bedroom is comfortable
  • Alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes are stimulants and should be avoided
  • Avoid daytime naps
  • Don't lie awake watching the clock
  • Avoid sleeping pills except in exceptional circumstances
  • You may need professional help

Volunteer Opportunities

Flourish Team

Join this group of passionate community members to share ideas and support health and wellbeing in the community.  The Flourish Team actively contribute to the research, project development and delivery of our exciting Health & Wellbeing work.

Skill Sharing

Do you have a skill you would like to share with others? Can you knit? Are you crafty? Do you love to bake? These are all things that others might like to learn.

Community Foodies

Are community members with a passion for healthy living, cooking and sharing their knowledge with community. Community Foodies complete a 6 week Community Nutrition Education training.

For more information on these opportunities, contact Jan or Vanessa on wellbeing@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.
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