Health and wellness providers are needed for a new Active and Healthy Bundaberg program which will offer those who need it a helping hand to get active.
Bundaberg Regional Council received $134,600 to deliver a series of fitness activities for socially disadvantaged people under the Queensland Government ActiveKIT program.
To deliver the program, Council is seeking health and wellness providers interested in facilitating the program and community members to participate.
Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said as an initial trial of the program two separate 12-week programs would target women aged 25-35.
“Over a number of weeks participants will attend workshops and consultation facilitated by services providers that cover health, nutrition and wellbeing,” Cr Habermann said.
“The goal is to provide a supportive space for positive self-development that will support physical and mental wellbeing.”
ActiveKIT was developed to support innovative solutions within the active industry, to increase physical activity opportunities for target cohorts and to contribute to the industry’s capabilities and resilience.
Cr Habermann said during these initial stages of launching the Active and Healthy Bundaberg program Council was calling for health and fitness providers to take part.
“While the focus of this program is to improve health and wellbeing of participants, we also hope to foster integration and collaboration between the many wonderful health providers throughout our region,” Cr Habermann said.
“All participants will receive a tailored health and wellbeing plan to follow throughout the 12-week program.
“To provide that, we need health and wellbeing experts to come forward and take part.
“The objective is to deliver a full-service program with expert providers, that encourages physical activity by integrating service providers and their offerings.”
Tender submissions are now being invited from health and fitness providers to take part in the program. To access the documentation and submit a tender, interested parties must be registered with VendorPanel.
Following the finalisation of participating health providers, Council will seek applications from residents interested in participating.
It is hoped the first 12-week program will kick off in mid July 2021.
This project is funded by the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Health and Wellbeing Queensland under the ActiveKIT program.