Spring into health during Library Health Month

September is Health Month @ Blacktown City Libraries

Health Month is all about raising community awareness about health and wellbeing, for all ages!

You can find lots of helpful information on eating well, exercising and changing habits at your local library.

NSW Health has developed special online programs and provided a range of useful resources to help everyone get into Health Month this September.

Get Healthy Service

Get active with the Get Healthy Service

No challenge is too big or too small. COVID-19 may have changed your routine and your normal activities. The NSW Get Healthy Service coaches can support you to change your goals to suit your new way of living during COVID-19. Join the NSW Get Healthy Service now.

Get active at 60+

Staying physically active is the single most important thing you can do to stay fit and independent, as you get older. Physical activity is good for the body and mind. Age is no barrier!

Staying active and able - this exclusive Health Month presentation provides expert information and simple tools that can assist you to increase your physical activity.

Increase your strength and balance - view free videos from Western Sydney Health.

Try some gentle exercise with free videos from Western Sydney Local Health District, or visit Make Healthy Normal from NSW Health for more free workout videos.

If these videos have inspired you, find the perfect exercise program in your local area.

Healthy eating

Eating well doesn't have to mean spending hours in the kitchen, or denying yourself delicious food.

Try some cheap, quick and simple healthy recipes.

Take the quiz: How healthy are my habits?

Smoking: Quit for life

Get motivated to stop smoking and get your life back! What's stopping you?

Need support? Contact Quitline NSW and download information on NRT support services.

Need reminders and tips? Try these free quit smoking mobile apps

Want to stop before smoking becomes a lifetime habit? Support is available for young people too. Contact Youth Health on 9881 1230.

Worried about smoking near your children? Check out our kid-friendly video about protecting your family from second hand smoke in the home.

Wondering if shisha smoking is a problem? Visit the Shisha No Thanks website for information about the harms of shisha smoking.

Families can get active together

There are lots of options for involving children in daily physical activity, through organised sport and activity programs. Make exercise fun and build healthy habits for life!

It's never too early to teach children about the benefits of exercise! Get your toddlers active with our active alphabet.

Go4Fun program for kids is a free service for children and parents or carers. Games, activities and information about nutrition are all part of the sessions.

Take advantage of the Vouchers for Active Kids program and be rewarded with a $100 voucher towards the cost of kids sport and activity programs .

Studying and spending leisure time on screens are part of modern life, but it's important for children to be active every day. Western Sydney Local Health District has a handy factsheet with tips on how to get kids. Also available in Hindi, Chinese, Korean, Persian and Tamil.

NSW Health partners with Sydney Thunder to help combine cricket activities and reading. Try the colouring-in activity or register to play with a cricket club in your area.

Storytime with Hannah Darlington

Healthy eating is for families

Lunchboxes can be healthy and delicious.

Our free video is a special presentation for Health Month. Get tips from an expert!

Visit healthylunchbox.com.au a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about packing a healthy lunch box, developed by Cancer Council NSW.

Check out our posters on how to pack a healthy lunchbox and snack swap ideas.

Eating more fruit and vegetables is a great way to get everyone in the family feeling healthier! Check out this free video from Western Sydney Health and see how to choose healthier snacks and drink more water. Factsheets available in Hindi, Chinese, Korean, Persian and Tamil.

Fruit and veggies can be fun! Colour in our favourite fruit and veggies, or our healthy bookmark - perfect for putting in your library book!