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  • Wellbeing

    “Brigade members face many challenges, including attending potentially traumatic incidents, relationship issues and juggling CFA commitments with other work and home commitments. All of these can have an impact on a person’s mental health, which can affect their ability to function day to day, how they interact with others and how they cope on the job. That’s why it’s just as important for CFA members to manage their mental health as it is their physical health”.
    – Euan Ferguson

     

  • Healthwatch

    The Healthwatch program was originally piloted in 2007 with Victorian Emergency Service Volunteers, and following an overwhelmingly positive response CFA received funding to extend the program in 2009.

    The program provides free and confidential health checks to volunteer members across the state, and includes measures of height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, blood cholesterol (TC, HDL & LDL), triglycerides and glucose.

  • Healthy Catering

    As a part of the Healthwatch program we encourage brigades and units to organise a healthy meal to share for after their health checks. Small changes to the way you usually cater can have a big impact on the nutrition profile of a meal, and over time this equates to a healthier diet and ultimately a reduced risk of chronic diseases. 

    A healthy meal does not have to exclude the things you enjoy and does not require a huge change, rather its about making simple, healthy swaps, using healthier cooking techniques and managing portion sizes.

  • Welcome to the new Healthwatch website

    Welcome to the new ESO Healthwatch website! 

    The new Healthwatch website is designed to be easier to navigate and provides new and improved tools and resources to help emergency service members maintain and improve their health. 

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