Each Wednesday members of the Manjimup community are invited to the Down South Aboriginal Health offices. It was an idea from staff to increase client participation and also to promote health and wellbeing.
Whacky Wednesday is an opportunity for the community members to join in for a feed, 'cuppa' and yarn in an informal session. The community can get to know the staff better and to help them feel comfortable to ask health related questions in a relaxed environment.
Whacky Wednesday is also about promoting the importance of annual health checks. Clients are entered into a draw to win a raffle by either having their health check done or by having their blood pressure completed if they are not eligible for their health check in that month.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.