Due to the urgent need for prevention, the Foundation’s major imperative is to promote the intellectual, social and moral wellbeing of our young and impressionable. The initial health literacy Cognercise programs will be sequentially released as below:
The first of our tailored Cognercise programs will be provided free to over 2,000,000 primary school children in Australia by 2021. This educational program, featuring content from providers such as Just Get Active, is informed by governmental curriculum guidelines, is engaging and can be delivered in class or in private; at school, or at home. Its sequential modules incrementally build knowledge as students actively pass through levels learning about exercise, nutrition, posture, strength, resilience and mindfulness.
Funding permitting, the Foundations content library will soon host additional comprehensive health literacy programs that include:
(i) An entertaining pre-schoolers curriculum with an emphasis on fun engagement is currently in development.
(ii) Special Needs/Disability: tailored programs for individuals with ‘special needs’ and their parents/carers, including positive activities and skills development, staying connected, coping and communications, etc.
(iii) Secondary School children: including; appropriate nutrition, the need for exercise, rest and mindfulness; understanding adolescence, saying no to smoking and drugs, coping with alcohol, recognising and dealing with mental, physical and social health challenges.
(iv) Young Adults: including, optimum nutrition, healthy lifestyle guides, sex and relationships, parenting, mental health and reducing stress, recognising and coping with addictions, etc.
(v) Mid-Life Adults: including, optimum nutrition, hormonal health, exercise for middle age, coping with pain, illness and recovery, maintaining mental wellness, etc.
(vi) Senior Adults: including understanding the ageing process, appropriate nutrition and physical activities, maintaining mental faculty, understanding medications and moving “towards a gracious end” (TAGE).
(vii) Workplace: Programs designed to improve job-based productivity, performance and wellbeing;
(viii) Recovery and Rehab’: designed to cater for both patients and providers, once again focusing on providing the Education, Motivation and Activation needed to successfully overcome or support the healing process.