Thank you to the 2017 Summit exhibitors.

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Make Healthy Normal is about making lifestyle changes that can make a big difference to your health.

Check out the Make Healthy Normal Community Activation Zone in the Glasshouse forecourt, as well as in the first floor mezzanine area for information relating to Council signage opportunities.

 Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service logo  

The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service® is a free, confidential telephone-based Service which helps people make lifestyle changes regarding:

  • Healthy eating
  • Being physically active
  • Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
 Go4Fun logo Go4Fun – FREE 10 week healthy living program for school children aged 7 – 13 years and their parents and guardians​
Holiday Coast Credit Union Holiday Coast Credit Union – 100% Customer Owned
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Our purpose is to help our customers achieve their dreams and goals – To make our customers successful. Being a 100% Customer-Owned business, it makes sense that everything we do is because of, and for the benefit of, our customers who are indeed our member owners.  After many years of helping people manage, save, grow and protect their personal finances, we have learnt that for us to be successful in our business, we need at all times to be looking for ways to help our customers become successful in their own right and to achieve their dreams & goals.  In delivering on this Purpose & Vision we adhere to the following responsibility that we as a mutual have for our customers who are our members and our owners:  To meet the needs and expectations of customers and to improve the economic & social well-being of members and their community.  Our vision confirms that our business is not just about selling financial products and services. Our business is also about helping our customers structure their personal finances in a way that eases stress and supports the making of wise and informed financial decisions. Our aim is to help customers live the lifestyle they want now, whilst preparing them for the achievement of their future dreams and goals. By helping our customers better manage their money, it not only helps them personally, but the benefits extend to the broader community through stronger, happier, and wealthier families that are in control of their finances and their financial future.
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We work alongside community members and health professionals to improve access to well-coordinated quality health care

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Our aim is to work together to transform the healthcare system and reduce health inequities. Our work begins by gaining an understanding of health care needs of the North Coast. This needs assessment involves our community, clinicians and service providers and is available for all to use. We use this information to work with health professionals and community members to find gaps and facilitate local solutions. We do this by commissioning services – this is a new way of all of us working together to design services that best meet our community’s needs.Our priorities are: a. Better mental health and emotional well-being; b. Closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; c. Improving our population’s health and well-being; d. Building a highly skilled and capable health workforce; e. Improving the integration of health services through electronic and digital health platforms; f. Improving the health and well-being of older people.

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Life Education and its much-loved giraffe, Healthy Harold visit almost 2000 NSW schools each year, teaching more than 280,000 children the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition and physical activity as well as building children’s resilience and knowledge around smoking, alcohol and drugs. Life Education isAustralia’s largest preventative health organisation, endeavouring to empower children to live a safe and healthy life through education.

 Maths 'N' Movement program

Maths ‘N’ Movement is a FUN approach to teaching designed for primary school teachers who want to get their students, more active, more often. 

The  (K-6) teaching programs provide a full year  of syllabus matched Maths and PE activities. Perfect  for students to develop a love of Math and a mastery of the Fundamental Movement Skills while also learning the STEM skills of group work, leadership and resilience. 

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Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids is a community-based, multi-award winning program, aimed at engaging fathers in positive lifestyle role modelling and effective parenting strategies to improve the physical activity and dietary behaviours of both themselves and their children.



Healthy Dads, Healthy Youngsters will be the world’s first father-focused obesity prevention program for preschool-aged children. This highly innovative program will provide parents with the knowledge, parenting skills and motivation to improve their health and become healthy role models for their young children. Importantly, HYHD will build on the success of our award-winning ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ program for primary school-aged children, but will be unique in its structure, content and approach and designed for younger children.

 Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.


 Indigenous Marathon Foundation Indigenous Marathon Foundation uses running as a vehicle to implement the Clontarf Foundation program to promote healthy lifestyles to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Running is accessible to any age, ability and location and has the tremendous power to instil a sense of personal accomplishment when one has pushed beyond what they thought possible.
 Wheelie Safe Kids Wheelie Safe KIDS is a program which offers participating schools an interactive, hands on bike education program. The program focuses on getting students on bikes and allowing them to actively develop their cycling skills. Although many children can ride, learning techniques for riding in traffic and practising bike handling skills will dramatically improve the safety of the rider. Wheelie Safe KIDS aims to educate students with cycling skills and knowledge making them less vulnerable road uses.
Sprockets! logo Sprockets! is Port Macquarie’s only multi sport and exercise program for preschool children. Sprockets! will develop a child’s ability, passion and potential to become skillful and active. We promote healthy life choices, increase preschool children’s confidence and communication skills in a social, safe and supportive setting.
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Rugbytots is a fun, energetic, play program that is aimed at children aged 2 years to 7 years. We work with the children to develop skills and to improve their fitness. We incorporate basic rugby skills such as passing and running with the ball, kicking and scoring try’s. Our aim is to provide this in an encouraging, friendly and positive way.

 Health Pathways

HealthPathways is web-based information portal supporting primary care clinicians to plan patient care through primary, community and secondary health care systems within Mid and North Coast. It is like a ‘care map’, so that all members of a health care team – whether they work in a hospital or the community – can be on the same page when it comes to looking after a particular person.

HealthPathways is designed to be used at the point of care, primarily for General Practitioners but is also available to Hospital Specialists, Nurses, Allied Health and other Health Professionals within Mid and North Coast.

NSW Office of Preventive Health. 

NSW Office of Preventive Health is a statewide service hosted by South Western Sydney Local Health District.  The ‘Office’ functions to enhance coordination of prevention initiatives to reduce lifestyle related risk factors that can result in chronic disease and unnecessary hospitalisation.  The NSW Premier’s priority to reduce childhood overweight and obesity by 5% by 2025 represents significant health promotion leadership. The ‘Office’ will implement a range of programs to reduce childhood overweight and obesity across NSW. These programs focus on the settings of childcare centres, family day care, junior sporting clubs and primary and secondary schools. New programs being developed by the ‘Office’ will support parents of children 0-6 years to achieve healthy weight gain.


The PICNIC project funded by the Mid North Coast Local Health District will roll out across the Mid North Coast next year.

New parents will be recruited, trained in nutrition and child feeding practices to share amongst their friends and within parent groups. This project builds on the successful Food For Kids Mid North Coast Project which showed peer education to be an effective model of disseminating evidence based information in a timely and acceptable manner.

This project may play a significant roll in assisting parents meet their intention to feed children well and therefore contribute to meeting the Premier’s obesity targets.

Mid North Coast Local Health District - Oral Health logo

Mid North Coast Local Health District – Oral Health – Free dental care is available at NSW Dental clinics for all children under 18 years of age.

The University of Sydney.

We work in collaboration with communities, consulting closely to gain an understanding of community needs and partnering to achieve mutually agreed goals. We prioritise open and proactive communication. We act in accordance with community values to establish respectful and constructive relationships.

We endeavor to influence public policy and service delivery in the interests of Aboriginal people and communities. We work to develop sustainable, long-term improvements in health services and health outcomes for the people and communities we are engaged with.


headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing free early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. headspace Port Macquarie is located at 10-12 Short St and is open Mon-Fri. 

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To access our service young people can call, drop in to our centre or email to book an appointment. Our experienced Port Macquarie team consists of a GP, Dietician, Youth Workers, Social Workers, Psychologists and a Tele-Psychiatrist.

We offer specialised group work programs such as Holyoake DRUMBEAT and Girls With Attitude.  In addition to these programs we run regular social inclusion activities including guitar lessons, stand-up paddle boarding, fitness and art.