• 70% OF WA Adults, 16 and over are overweight or obese.
  • 25% of Children, 5-15, are overweight or obese.
  • It is estimated that illness from being overweight or obese will cost the WA government $610M per year by 2026.
  • One in five Australian’s aged 16-85 experience mental health issues in any given year.
  • WA has the second highest rate of youth suicide in the country.


  • Improved education and awareness around physical activity and nutrition, along with addressing general issues of disadvantage.
  • An “all of community” effort that includes timely and accessible expert medical treatment, as well as non-medical community-based programs.


  • To create education, awareness and participation programs that facilitate healthy lifestyle choices and physical activity for children and adults.

  • To work in a complementary way with experts and leading mental health service providers. We must explore ways to create community environments that support strong mental health and address social isolation issues as a way to build thriving communities.