Community Development

The World Health Organisation defines health a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. As such, the WBNC is involved in a number of programs that may not look like traditional health services, but will positively impact on the health of our community.

Lots of research shows us a direct relationship between all aspects of our lives and our health. Where we were born, where we live, our jobs, finances, religion, housing, environment, social norms,  government policy, in fact everything we think, do, say or touch has the capacity to affect our health. It is for this reason that the WBNC has such a diverse range of programs aimed at assisting our community with skills that will impact positively on their lives and therefore their health.

We provide a number of educational programs ranging from improving computer literacy, electronic communications to cheese making! We have been involved in the development of a number of community organisations, and have then stepped back to allow the community to run them. Examples would include the Walwa CERT team, and the Walwa Community Store.

The WBNC has also run a number of festivals and community events, and in the process providing valuable event management skills to our community.