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 Kids Health Link, Amity Health

About the Merredin Kids' Health Link

Amity Health is now established in Wheatbelt, delivering a program at the Merredin Community College called the Merredin Kids’ Health Link.

Through connecting health and education, this innovative school-based health program is becoming highly successful in:

  • building a stronger more resilient community
  • promoting social and emotional wellbeing

The Merredin Kids' Health Link - What does it do?

The Merredin Kids’ Health Link supports the children and families of Merredin College to stay healthy, active and connected to their community. Amity Health employs a Social Worker and an Aboriginal Family Health Support Worker to conduct the program. Their aim is to assist children and families of the College.

The program adopts principles of social inclusion, collaborative leadership and community engagement.

 

How does Amity Health do this?

Amity Health’s staff conduct the program by:

  • facilitating school-based activities to improve health and education outcomes for students already attending school
  • developing links with families in the crucial pre-school years through a playgroup located at the College
  • offering an after-school program giving students the opportunity to learn skills for life and learning
  • providing a safe, warm and fun environment

Some of the activities included in the Merredin Kids’ Health Link include a playgroup, a Kindy readiness group, an after school program, school holiday programs, speech and language support, family support and other programs relevant to local community needs

 

Who can use these services?

Children and families of the Merredin College community can use these services.

 

For more information, the Kids’ Health Link Team can be contacted in Merredin on (08) 9041 0900 or contact us for more information.

 

The Merredin Kids' Health Link - helping rural and regional communities stay healthy, active and connected to their community

 

Merredin Kids’ Health Link is a project funded by the WA Country Health Service (as a result of the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program) and administered through the Southern Inland Health Initiative.