Childcare, schools and workplaces

Childcare centres, schools and workplaces can play an important role in reducing the burden of cancer in our community.

The Cancer Council WA supports organisations to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours such as using sun protection, eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity.

To learn how you can improve the health of your childcare centre, school or workplace choose from the headings below:

 Childcare centres

  • SunSmart Childcare Centres program assists childcare centres to develop and implement sun protection policies as required by the National Childcare Accreditation Council's Quality Improvement and Accreditation Systems. Centres can access our free online learning resource Generation SunSmart.

 Schools

  • Crunch&Sip is a set break for students to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students 're-fuel' with fruit or vegetables during the morning or afternoon - assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. Western Australian primary schools are eligible to become certified Crunch&Sip schools.
  • SunSmart Schools aims to minimise student and staff over-exposure to UV radiation from the sun at school and during school-associated activities. The program is membership based. It offers help with policy development, current information on sun protection issues, teaching resources and educational sessions. Teachers can access free online teaching resources and students can navigate through a range of games and activities on the Generation SunSmart website. SunSmart Schools is a self funded initiative of Cancer Council WA.

Workplaces

  • Healthier Workplace WA (HWWA) offers free services to all workplaces across Western Australia to help them in planning, implementing and reviewing a health and wellbeing program.
  • Healthy workplaces - Cancer Council WA also offers a range of services that support organisations to provide a healthy workplace environment and improve the wellbeing of staff.
  • SunSmart Workplaces aims to reduce over-exposure to sun, reduce skin damage and skin cancer risk and the associated costs and suffering, by assisting workplaces with employee education, resources and policy development - particularly for outdoor workplaces. This is a Cancer Council WA initiative.