Free teaching resource – Understanding good health

The Understanding good health teaching resource was developed through a partnership between NSW Adult Migrant English Service (AMES) and Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health Networks.

Funding for the resource was provided by NSW AMES and through the Bankstown Community Grants program. Metro Migrant Resource Centre assisted in identifying relevant issues and content of those issues.

This resource is designed for use with young people and women with low literacy levels. It is designed to integrate awareness of health issues into English as a second language programs.

The activities here are based on the approach widely adopted for preventative health programs. These health programs are aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of major health issues that are common in society today.

The health issues covered are:

  1. Depression
  2. Stress
  3. Anxiety
  4. Eating disorders
  5. Sexual health
  6. Heart disease
  7. Teeth
  8. Smoking
  9. Alcohol

For further health related information about this resource, please contact: Mary.johnston@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Content includes tasks framing advice and treatment information and which provide details of further online and other resources. Key vocabulary is translated into: Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Farsi, Bengali, Thai and Spanish.

Copies of the resource can be made free of charge but NO changes must be made to the content.

Now go here to take a look at Talking Good Health –  the companion publication to Understanding good health.

Talking Good Health is a resource for teaching English as a second language which provides non English speakers with the language skills to communicate with doctors and health workers, knowledge of preventive health strategies and contact details for relevant health services.