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Souths Cares and Zoom Partnership Supporting Health and Wellbeing

Souths Cares has been facilitating the Rabbitohs Wellbeing Program via the ZOOM platform to reach primary school students during the COVID-19 pandemic. After teaming up with ZOOM, Souths Cares has engaged over 4,000 students in interactive health promotion workshops and physical activity sessions hosted via live video conferencing.

In response to one in three students not being physically active each day and many inter-school sporting competitions being cancelled due to COVID-19, the Rabbitohs Wellbeing Program has increased it’s focus on getting students active and moving in a fun environment.

Jennine I'Anson is a teacher from Mount Pritchard East Public School and said the new format of program delivery worked well for their school.

“The fact that Souths Cares was able to deliver workshops to over 300 students so smoothly and were able to include a theory component and a physical activity part to it, despite not being there on school grounds, is proof of how much effort and work your team have put into these innovative programs,” said I'Anson.

Alexandra Mecham, Health and Wellbeing Programs Coordinator at Souths Cares said ZOOM has provided Souths Cares with great support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“ZOOM has been instrumental in setting us up with a state-of-the art video conferencing facility which has enabled us to deliver health and wellbeing programs to over 4,000 students and counting,” said Mecham.

Michael Chetner, Head of ZOOM Asia Pacific explained he was thrilled with the partnership with Souths Cares.

“We are so glad that South Cares have been able to continue their successful programs with the help of ZOOM," said Chetner.

"We are grateful and proud to partner with the Souths Cares team, who are delivering such critical programs for kids across the state.”

These programs are supported by the Australian Government: Department of Health within the Liverpool, Camden and Campbelltown LGA’s.

For more information about the Wellbeing program, please contact Alexandra Mecham, Health and Wellbeing Program Coordinator