Health & Education

Evening with Glenn Mitchell

Former ABC Radio sports personality, Glenn Mitchell made a special trip to Yuna delivering some key messages to Chapman Valley farmers and community members.  The Yuna Hall was almost at capacity with almost 90 guests while Glenn delivered his moving story on his struggle with mental health, which was dotted with cheeky humour as many locals were familiar with during Glenn’s time on ABC radio.

“When you notice something different about someone you know, make it a life long promise to your self that you will ask them if they are ok”, was Glenn’s simple but motivational closing remarks to his hour long address.

The event was funded by the Ministerial Council of Suicide Prevention and put together by the Shire of Chapman Valley, along with Midwest Men’s Health Rural Communities, and supported by Chapman Valley Menshed, Yuna Farm Improvement Group and Yuna Primary School P&C.

Mental Health First Aid Training

This award winning training helps participants to remove the mystery or anxiety interacting with people who may be in distress or having mental health difficulties.

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Glenn Mitchell Event, Yuna

Healthy Harvest Program

Healthy Harvest Program

Local community groups promote women's health in the Valley

The Yuna CWA and Chapman Valley Historical Society, with support from the Shire, gained funding support through the Cancer Council in Geraldton to hold Pap Smear promotional events in Yuna and Nanson.

A morning tea was held in Yuna by Yuna CWA. Tunya Brown from the Cancer Council in Geraldton gave an informative talk on the importance of PAP Smears and having the test once every two years. 

The Chapman Valley Historical Society held a ladies luncheon at the Nanson Museum to help further the reach of PAP smear awareness in the Valley. Both events were well supported and received positive feedback from participants.

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Chapman Valley Healthy Harvest Program

With a grant from the national Swap It, Don’t Stop It campaign, funded by the Australian Government, the Chapman Valley Healthy Harvest Program was launched on September 6 at the Yuna Community Oval.

Shire of Chapman Valley Community Development Officer, Nicole Batten said “The Heart Foundations Swap It Don’t Stop It funding program was a great way to introduce a holistic health and fitness program with the capacity to instil long term health and lifestyle improvements.  The 14 participants met over 6 weeks and set goals for themselves to try and achieve either each week, or by the end of the program.”

The program was aimed at getting famers and their families ready for the busy harvest season and allowed participants the chance to spend time with personal trainer, Leisha Cooper, as well as take part in group fitness sessions tailored to suit their needs. They swapped healthy recipes, learnt handy exercise routines for people on the move, and most importantly made significant changes towards their long term health and fitness.

Chapman Valley Healthy Harvest Program