Souths Cares is taking a collaborative approach to ensuring the charity’s health and wellbeing programs continue to achieve a substantial social impact through establishing a Health and Wellbeing Steering Committee.
Souths Cares currently delivers a range of programs which support health and wellbeing outcomes including the Rabbitohs Wellbeing Program, Regional Health Promotion Tours and Breakfast Bootcamps. In 2019, over 16,000 primary school students participated in Souths Cares programs, highlighting the strong demand for the charity’s initiatives across metropolitan Sydney, regional NSW and in South East Queensland.
Key objectives for the Health and Wellbeing Steering Committee will include developing strategies to improve program delivery, promoting collaboration across multiple sectors and supporting internal and external program evaluation.
The Steering Committee held its first meeting on Friday 6th March 2020 and includes passionate and influential representatives from within the government, not-for-profit, education and tertiary education sectors.
The committee includes:
- Cameron Faricy, Project Manager at UNSW.
- Liesl Homes, Community Engagement Officer at Headspace Bondi Junction.
- The Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Government Whip in the NSW Legislative Council.
- Alexandra Mecham, Health and Education Programs Lead at Souths Cares.
- Calita Murray, Aboriginal Liaison Officer the NSW Department of Education
- Professor Joel Negin, Head of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.
- Alisha Parker-Elrez, General Manager at Souths Cares.
- Crystal Overton, Schools and Administration Trainee at Souths Cares.
- Angus Robilliard, Grants and Evaluations Manager at Souths Cares.
Alexandra Mecham, Health and Education Program Lead stated “We are thrilled to have so many wonderful people from a diverse range of backgrounds join our Health and Wellbeing Steering Committee.
We envisage our Steering Committee will be a great asset for enhancing our program delivery and building relationships with key stakeholders in the health and wellbeing sector”.