Health and wellbeing
The City of Perth is keen to promote a happy and healthy community for those who live in the area, as well as those who work in or visit the City.
City walking tours and trails
iCity Kiosk Tours
The City has a dedicated group of training iCity volunteers who are keen to share their knowledge and help visitors discover Perth City. Our volunteers run free daily walking tours.
For more information visit information kiosks.
Walking, cycling and skating
Perth has a comprehensive network of cycle and dual-use paths. For more information, see our pages on Walking tours and Cycle paths.
Mental health and wellbeing
There are a number of mental health support services in the City of Perth and surrounds, many with specialised knowledge to help cater to your specific needs.
For a directory, visit Think Mental Health WA or use the Mental Health Commission’s My Services tool.
For immediate support, professional mental health support is available through:
- Beyond Blue Anxiety, depression and suicide prevention, 1300 224 636
- Lifeline Crisis help, 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline Counselling for 5 to 25-year-olds, 1800 551 800
Additional health and wellness services
KidSport is a Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries funded initiative where eligible families can receive up to $150 annually for each of their children to subsidise fees of a KidSport club to participate in sport and recreation clubs.
KidSport grants are available to young people aged between five and 18 years with a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card. To enquire visit Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries or contact (08) 9492 9911 or email@example.com
Parkrun is a series of 5km runs held every Saturday morning. Parkrun is open to everyone of all ages and fitness levels. It is free to participate and is safe and easy to take part in. You can run, walk, push a pram or even take your dog. It’s a great way to meet others and get out and enjoy our beautiful parks.
It starts 8am at Claisebrook Cove, East Perth (end of Brown St). For more information visit parkrun.
Hello Sunday Morning
Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) is an online movement towards a better drinking culture. Whether it is taking a break from drinking, or simply cutting back, HSM is on an online platform to support you and your choices.
HSM offers a community platform for people taking a break from alcohol and an iPhone app for those interested in alcohol moderation. Daybreak is an alcohol support group program providing an anonymous space with a supportive community of people. The app provides individuals with a range of challenges and encourages users to check in on a Sunday morning to monitor progress.
For more information visit Hello Sunday Morning.
Act Belong Commit
The City of Perth is a community partner of the Act Belong Commit (ABC) health promotion campaign.
The campaign is coordinated by Mentally Healthy WA and aimed at preventing the onset of psychosocial problems by encouraging people to look after their own psychosocial wellbeing, as well as raising awareness. The ABC campaign encourages everyone to do things to keep mentally healthy by committing to the ABC guidelines for positive mental health:
- Act – keep mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active.
- Belong – keep connected to friends and family, get involved in groups, in local community activities.
- Commit – commit to an interest or a cause, set goals to aim for; become volunteer, challenge yourself.
To find activities near you, visit Act Belong Commit.