Kids / Youth Health

Breakfast Program
Run monthly at the Rokewood Community Health Centre, the Breakfast Program provides healthy breakfast options of cereals, fruit, bacon, eggs, toast and pancakes for the 25 or so secondary school children who attend. The program is open to all local children and youth, and brings our community together. It forms a part of the Healthy Eating and Active Living priority outlined in the Health Promotion Plan. The program is overseen by Hesse’s Community Nurses, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator.

Please contact Rokewood Community Health Service on  03 5267 1280 for further information.

Farm Safety

A seven week Farm Safety program, run in partnership with local schools and supported by a local farming family, aims to reduce the incidence of farm injury in our small rural area. Nanna Maz, Farmer Bill and Lucy the Farm Dog assist children to increase their awareness to the potential hazards on farms.

Operating from Rokewood Community Health Service, the program has been running since 1994 and continues to grow. Students from ten local primary schools across three local government areas have participated. The program forms part of Hesse’s Health Promotion Plan under the key priority area of injury prevention. Key safety and injury prevention messages are delivered to local children and their farming families.

In 2009 the Farm Safety Program was presented to the National Farm Health & Safety Conference in Perth and, in 2010, was delivered to the inaugural Farmer Health Conference.

For further information on the Farm Safety Program please contact our Community Services Coordinator on (03) 5267 1200.

Personal Development
Hesse facilitates a Personal Development program targeting primary school aged children grades 5 – 6. Community Nurses visit local schools and deliver health information on sexual and reproductive health. Topics covered include changes to our body at puberty, personal hygiene and care, healthy eating and social and emotional changes.