Sep 20
Stepping out for a good cause
​The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is taking steps in the right direction for Steptember. 

WNSWLHD Risk Management Unit Manager, Judy Robinson said, “We recently hit the half way mark for Steptember and our teams across the WNSWLHD are smashing it”.

“We have 183 teams with 654 participants, which is a record for our LHD.

“As at the half way mark 16 September, our teams had a total of 65,392,866 steps. That works out 7,691 average steps per person per day”. Judy said. 

“Steptember is an opportunity to be more active, create new habits and enjoy the camaraderie of a shared goal with friends. 

It is also a great opportunity for our employees to come together as a workplace and engage in some friendly competition. 

By participating, staff are will also be helping people living with cerebral palsy get the specialised support services and equipment they need to build their independence, enhance their wellbeing and live their best lives.”

The challenge is to take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight, and started on 3 September. 

“So, by taking 10,000 steps Steptember will help us all live our best lives too”.

The WNSWLHD is one of the 15 NSW Health Local Health Districts (LHD) taking part in Steptember. 

“The WNSWLHD at the half way mark, was ranked 2nd out of the NSW Local Health Districts, for the number of steps completed and 7th in terms of fundraising. 

Our District is very committed to employee wellbeing and Steptember is one of the health initiatives we support people working for us to participate in. 

Offering wellbeing opportunities for staff helps encourage and motivate us all to make positive changes in our daily activities at work and at home.” Judy said.​