Eat well, move more and stress less

IMPROVED physical and mental wellbeing is the name of the game for Bucaan Community House’s new project, ‘Eat Well, Move More & Stress Less!’.

Funded by the Community Support Levy though the Tasmanian Government, the project will provide a wide range of free programs to help adults to make small, positive changes that lead to improved health.

Project officer Renate Hughes said the program included two free 10-week programs that would focus on providing participants with health and wellbeing information and resources, as well as provide access to healthy foods at low or no cost.

“There will be exercise tasters at each session, allowing participants to try new physical activities and learn about how to prepare, cook and share healthy food,” she said.

“Each participant will also receive a basket of healthy foods, with a focus on fresh, local fruits and vegetables and there will also be some support with transport to ensure that participants can attend the programs.”

The Eat Well, Move More & Stress Less! project will also provide a number of free community workshops on issues that affect people’s ability to get and stay healthy.

Workshop themes include stress management, promoting mental health and wellbeing, suicide prevention, getting older and living well, living with chronic health issues, gambling awareness and education sessions, understanding and responding to family violence and eating well for life.

Ms Hughes said a community event at Chigwell Community Garden later this year would also showcase the program outcomes, further building healthy food access and giving the wider community a chance to “eat well, move more and stress less.”

For more information or to enrol in the free programs, phone Bucaan Community House on 6249 5363 or email

You can also visit Bucaan Community House, located at 8 Bucaan Street, Chigwell.

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