Heath Area

Health Conditions

Cancer in the School Community

When someone in a school community is diagnosed with cancer, people usually want to help but may not be sure where to start. Cancer in the School Community is a guide for school staff who would like to support students, families and colleagues affected by cancer. The content is relevant for all primary and secondary school staff and it may also be useful for parents, students and family members.

Anaphylaxis resources for schools

Schools need to be allergy aware and work with parents, guardians and children in the management of anaphylaxis.

School staff should refer to relevant policy documents and available training for managing anaphylaxis in a school environment.

The Information for Health Professionals – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) site provides further information.

DonateLife WA

DonateLife Western Australia sits under the Public Health branch within the North Metropolitan Area Health Service (NMHS). The agency coordinates all professional organ and tissue donation activities for transplantation across the state and works with hospitals and hospital-based DonateLife medical specialists and nurses to encourage best practice and to increase donation rates. The agency also offers compassionate support to donor families for as long as they require it.

DonateLife WA also aims to raise awareness and encourage discussion about organ and tissue donation in the wider community. Currently only 38% of Western Australian’s have registered their donation decision on the Australian Organ Donor Register and nationally only 8% of all 16–25-year-olds have registered their decision.  It is now possible to register online in less than a minute at – https://donatelife.gov.au/register-donor-today – you just need your Medicare details.

School education resources and information about organ and tissue donation are also available online – https://www.donatelife.gov.au/education-resources. These are aligned to the learning descriptions in the Australian Curriculum and are now available for both teachers and students. DonateLife WA also offers presentations to year 11 & 12 students and offer information and registration opportunities at School Health Expositions. For further information, please ask to speak with the Communications Officer.

Manage My Asthma Kids Club

The manage my asthma kids club is a free club for kids with asthma aged 5-12 years. The club aims to provide children and their parents with asthma information in regular newsletters and also provides free one on one asthma education. There are also regular giveaways, competitions and resources.

Epilepsy Smart Schools

A nationwide schools program that helps schools to meet their duty of care to children living with epilepsy. Teacher training opportunities (both in person and via an online learning portal) and a free web based platform containing school resources and epilepsy management templates are available through Epilepsy WA and the Epilepsy Smart Schools Website.

Life Education Programs

Life Education WA provide a range of age appropriate Curriculum outcome based programs from Kindergarten to Year 6. Click for more information for K and PP and for primary modules here. The sections marked in yellow refer to Mental Health outcomes. Life Education WA partner with both Government and Non Government Schools and provide education to around 30,000 primary students each year.

Better Health Program – A free healthy lifestyle program for children 6-12 years.

Better Health Program – A free healthy lifestyle program for children 6-12 years.

The Better Health Program is a free, 10-week healthy lifestyle program for 6-12 year olds and their parent or carer. The program is free for eligible families in Western Australia thanks to the WA Department of Health and can be done online or in person.

Across the program families learn about healthy eating, reading food labels, battling screen time and building healthy habits through fun and interactive weekly sessions. Families receive support from qualified health professionals throughout the program, along with resources and motivational freebies like free sports equipment!  

When: Registrations are open now!

Group-based: Term 2

Online: Flexible starts – start as soon as you register!

How: To sign up please visit: https://betterhealthprogram.org/ or call 1300 899 736″



If you are a parent or carer of a child in their early years who struggles with healthy eating, physical activity and active play ideas, the Active8 Program can help your family make healthy changes.

You can help your child learn healthy lifestyle habits that can reduce the risk of illness and support them to lead a healthy life.

The WA Department of Health is funding free places on the Active8 Program for children aged 2-5 years and their families throughout WA.

Connect with your own health coach over the phone and other parents in an online environment. The online format provides flexibility for busy parents whilst still supporting families to establish healthy habits for young children.

The evidence-based program is being delivered by health professionals online.

Start the 9-week program as soon as you enrol. For more information or to sign up go to:  https://theactive8.org/wa


Term 3 registrations are now open for in person programs. 

Locations for our FREE in person programs are:

Better Health Program:

  • Cannington
  • Joondalup
  • Osborne Park
  • North Perth

  The Active8 Program:

  • Balga


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