Goal: More Active, More Often
We aim to support people to be more physically active by:
- Making it easier to find out about ways to be physically active
- Making sure everyone is welcome and able to take part in local physical activity
- Developing new opportunities to take part in local sport and recreation activities
In 2015-2016 we will implement new, and continue working on, the following projects in Port Melbourne:
- Healthy Kids = Healthy Life Funded by a Victorian International Container Terminal (VICT) Community Grant, we will work together with Port Melbourne Primary School to provide the following:
- Lunch Time Dance Club – aimed to increase opportunities to participate in organised activity
- Be a Sport- aimed to increase positive sporting behaviours amongst senior school students (Find out more about this project here: Be a Sport Flyer)
- Active Travel: work with Port Melbourne Primary School and City of Port Phillip to encourage families attending the local primary school to take up active travel initiatives
- Port Melbourne Gym Group: work with local gyms to increase access to facilities at a reduced cost to encourage people to trial and maintain regular physical activity. (See below for more information on the weekly group)
- Heart Foundation Walking Groups: we will continue to encourage residents to participate regular physical activity by joining our free walking groups (See below for more information)
- Port Melbourne Icebergs: provide a new community group with mild physical activity benefits to establish new community connections
If you would like to get involved in the Physical Activity Priority, please contact the SHIP Team on 9525 1300 or email email@example.com
Port Melbourne Gym Group:
In partnership with GoodLife Port Melbourne, SHIP is providing a low cost exercise program on Tuesdays from 1-2pm. Run by Greg, Physical Educator at Inner South, participants will be provided with a tailored program and support to reach their health and fitness goals. $5 per class. For more information contact Greg Paine on 9525 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHIP Walkability Report- How Walkable is Port Melbourne?
Do you know how walkable Port Melbourne is? If you’re thinking it’s fairly walkable, you would be correct, but you may be surprised about what people like the most about walking in Port, and what could be done to get more people walking. Over 100 people contributed their thoughts on walking in Port Melbourne. Take a look at our report, or have a look at the printed copy at Port Melbourne Library in September 2015
More Active, More Often Physical Activity Map
Featuring over 50 different ways to be active in Port Melbourne, there is something for everyone in this Map. Download your own copy of the Port: More Active, More Often Physical Activity map to find out what you and your family can do to be active in Port!
Did you see the different walking routes on the map. Take a look at the postcards to find out what you can see or do on each walk!
- Community Directory Support socially inclusive cafes & organisations in our local area, using the ISCH ‘Welcome’ directory
- Check out ISCH on LinkedIn Visit the ISCH LinkedIn page for updates on current vacancies and information about working with us!
- Trauma and Homelessness Initiative ISCH has been involved in some very important work around trauma and homelessness. Read about it here.
- SHIP Social Health & Inclusion Port (SHIP) Residents and organisations working together to create a healthy and inclusive Port Melbourne community.
- Case Management Learn more about how our skilled team of case managers can assist you.
- Housing and Homeless Supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness is a focus of our services.
- Group Work View our Group Work page for a group program that might be right for you.