We recently received an interesting document – a snapshot of the Sydney North Primary Health Network Health Profile. Download or read Health Profile for Sydney North Health Network.
The good news is that our region is one of the least socio-economically disadvantaged regions in NSW. We are fortunate that we live in Sydney’s leafy north, and that the majority of us are in a position to take good care of our health. To everyone who regularly sees their doctor and dentist, plays sport, exercises, and takes time to ensure a good work/life balance, hats off to you and keep up the good work!
Having said that there are pockets of disadvantaged people in the Ryde and Hunters Hill areas, with a higher than state average number of families experiencing stress from mortgage or rent. Within our area there are people with mental and physical disability, incurable illness and other health problems, and many often don’t have the income to fully address their health issues.
RBF and our local Chambers between them have members who need support – monetary support, volunteers, or even just raising social awareness. Here are a few you may like to consider supporting in some way:
- Christian Community Aid
- North Ryde Community Aid
- Huntington’s NSW
- Arthritis NSW
- Ryde Hunters Hill Community Transport
- Riding for the Disabled (Ryde)
Larger businesses might like to consider adding one or more of these organisations to their corporate giving program or becoming a sponsor. Smaller businesses could look at one-off fundraising, for example a morning tea.
Many of you join RBF or your local chamber because you want to be part of a community; giving a bit back is being part of a bigger community. And that feeling of helping someone else is actually good for your health!