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About Wellbeing SA

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Wellbeing SA

As a new government agency, Wellbeing SA has a long-term vision to create a balanced health and wellbeing system that supports improved physical, mental and social wellbeing for all South Australians.

Wellbeing SA works across primary, secondary and tertiary prevention to lead the system change required to support health and wellbeing.

This means changing from a system that focuses on treating people when they become unwell, to one that is based on promoting wellbeing, preventing ill health and supporting people to maintain wellbeing and lead healthier lives.

The establishment of Wellbeing SA is a commitment of the State Government to deliver a renewed focus and action on prevention.

Wellbeing SA Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

The Wellbeing SA Strategic Plan 2020-2025 (the Plan) (PDF 565KB) was released by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on 21 August 2020.

Wellbeing SA has a long-term vision to create a balanced health and wellbeing system that supports improved physical, mental and social wellbeing for all South Australians.

The Plan outlines the five year goal for the agency to lead the system change required to support health and wellbeing and embed prevention across the life course. There are three priority focus areas:

  • The early years
  • Mental health and wellbeing and suicide prevention
  • Chronic disease, integrated care and injury prevention.

Underpinning the Plan and the work of Wellbeing SA are four strategic enablers:

  • Community engagement and participation
  • Partnerships
  • Evidence based action
  • Investment.

Implementation of the Plan will be in partnership with the community and stakeholders and include the delivery of priority actions to achieve improved health and wellbeing outcomes for South Australians.

Over 250 staff, community members and organisations contributed to the development of the Wellbeing SA Strategic Plan, through workshops and written submissions.