Stephen Michael Foundations gets $821,000 boost for Gascoyne and Murchison youth health

Midwest Times
WA Youth Minister Dave Kelly and Health Minister Roger Cook present the funding statement to Stephen Michael Foundation patron Stephen Michael and Foundation chairman Paul Mugambwa.
Camera IconWA Youth Minister Dave Kelly and Health Minister Roger Cook present the funding statement to Stephen Michael Foundation patron Stephen Michael and Foundation chairman Paul Mugambwa. Credit: WA Minister for Health/Supplied, WA Minister for Health

Lotterywest and Healthway have granted The Stephen Michael Foundation $821,000 over three years to support young people’s health and wellbeing in the Gascoyne and Murchison.

Health minister Roger Cook said it would deliver the “Strong and Active Communities” program to remote and isolated communities.

“The program will use sport, recreation, community and cultural activities to provide opportunities for children and young people to participate in healthy activities,” he said.

“Modified sporting activities will also be offered to provide opportunities for children and young people with a disability to participate.”

As part of this program, Youth minister Dave Kelly said Foodbank’s “Superhero Foods” healthy eating message would be integrated into culturally appropriate resources to promote good nutrition.

“This three-year program is creating a sustained pathway towards positive physical and mental health for young people across the Gascoyne and Murchison regions,” he said.

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