General Wellbeing General Wellbeing

Looking to improve your general wellbeing and lifestyle but not sure where to start? The Maranoa region is filled with beautiful outdoor spaces and Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa is involved in a range of activities and programs that promote wellness.  Being healthy isn’t all about diet and exercise, we also need to think about and look after our social, emotional and mental health.

Community Gardens

Community gardens are a place for learning, getting healthy and healing the environment, while relaxing and having a good time.  Community gardens aim to engage and inspire people to grow, eat and share fresh produce; they are a place for interested people who don’t have access to their own garden space or who want to share their passion for gardening with others.  Community gardens provide a place for people to connect and be part of their community.

There are established community gardens in Injune, Jackson, Roma and Yuleba. Be Healthy Maranoa plays an advisory and support role for these gardens and encourages locals to get involved.

Injune: Carnarvon Highway
(opposite Injune Retirement Village)
Contact: Injune State School
P: 4626 0222   
Roma:

89 Bowen Street
Contact: Kathy Morrow (Nuriyn Wellness Centre)
P: 4624 2719
E: romacommunitygarden@gmail.com
Membership form
Code of conduct 

Jackson:  40 Railway Street
Contact: Council's Local Development Officer Yuleba/Wallumbilla
P: 1300 007 662
  Yuleba:  Stephenson Street
Contact: Council's Local Development Officer Yuleba/Wallumbilla
P: 1300 007 662

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Parks, Spaces and Walking Trails

The walkways, bike paths and trails which traverse our towns and the broader region afford residents and visitors the opportunity to exercise safely and interact socially.

Council has a network of parks and multi-use recreation trails that provide quality recreational experiences and access to open space destinations.  Whether you're looking for adventure or interested in more leisurely pursuits, the natural spaces in the Maranoa offer beautiful countryside landscapes for your enjoyment!

Resources

Online

  • Healthier. Happier. - is all about change and making Queensland the healthiest state. When our bodies and minds are healthy, we feel better, we look better, we have more energy and we’re able to get more out of life.
  • Healthy Living Network
  • Better Health Channel - health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing
  • Cancer Council Queensland - supporting Queenslanders to reduce their cancer risk through cancer QUEST - a free, innovative online program to help make healthy choices easy. Find out what simple changes can be made at work, school, childcare, on the sporting field and in the community to help beat cancer in Queensland.
  • BeyondBlue - provides national leadership to increase community awareness, prevention and early intervention of depression and related illnesses.
  • Headspace (National Youth Mental Health Foundation) - provides health advice, support and information to young Australians aged 12-25.
  • Mental Health in Multicultural Australia - builds awareness of mental health and suicide prevention amongst Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Quit Now
  • Quit Victoria

Apps

  • ABC Vegie Guide - an essential tool for all vegetable gardeners, from the novice to the experienced, to help you find out what vegie should be planted when, no matter the climate zone you’re in.  All the information you need to produce healthy crops throughout the year, including growing tips, pest and disease control pointers and harvest guides.
  • SuperBetter - helps you achieve your health goals or recover from an illness or injury by increasing your personal resilience.
  • Mindfulness Meditation - includes daily activities that can help establish and maintain regular meditation practice, and a range of guided meditations from 5 to 40 minutes
  • My QuitBuddy - a personalised app to help you on your journey to become smoke-free.  It provides a countdown to your quit attempt and stats to track your quitting progress, such as days smoke-free, cigarettes avoided and dollars saved.
  • Quit for You - Quit for Two - provides support and encouragement to help you give up smoking if you're pregnant or planning to be.
  • VacciDate - a tool to help you manage your child’s vaccination schedule in Queensland for children up to 4 years of age.