Northern Sydney Health Promotion has a number of resources (e.g. brochures, CDs, DVDs) available for purchase through our Healthy Lifestyle service. The majority of resources relate to falls prevention.


For more information contact:

Healthy Lifestyle, Northern Sydney Health Promotion
Locked Bag 2220, North Ryde NSW 1670


Phone: (02) 8877 5321 or 
Fax: (02) 8877 5310

Resource List:

Falls Prevention Resources

Order Form/Flyer: Falls Prevention Resources

Choose The Right Shoes brochure

Choose The Right Shoes

Brochure: $7.00 (pkt 100)

Description: DL (3 panel) brochure with simple hints for choosing safe shoes to help prevent a fall, as well as tips on foot care and shoe shopping.

Prevent a Fall at Home magnet

Prevent a Fall at Home

Magnet: $32.00 (pkt 100)

Description: 11 top tips for making the home environment safer for older people to help prevent falls. Measurements: 10 x 20cm and the font size is kind to older eyes.

Preventing a Fall in Hospital brochure

Paediatric Preventing a Falls in Hospital

Brochure: $7.00 (pkt100)

Description: DL (3 panel) brochure with simple hints for parents and family to help prevent kids falling while in hospital.

Preventing a Fall in Hospital (Patients) brochure

Preventing a Fall in Hospital (Patients)

Brochure: $7.00 (pkt 100)

Description: DL (3 panel) brochure with simple hints for patients and carers to help prevent falling while in hospital.

Don't Fall For it (at home) bookmark

Don't Fall For It (At Home)

Bookmark: $10.00 (pkt200)

Description: A handy bookmark with 7 key tips for enhancing the safety of an older person to prevent falls. Measurements: 5 x 18cm

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Basic Steps

Basic Steps resource

DVD, CD & Reference Guide: $40.00
(CD is PC & Mac compatible)

Description: A physical activity and education resource for staff working with frail older adults in residential care who are at risk of falling.


  • Falls risk factors
  • Age related changes in mobility and balance
  • Exercise considerations for frail older adults
  • Safe and basic exercises to reduce falls risk


  • Orientation for new staff on physical activity and falls prevention
  • In-service on falls prevention
  • Design of safe and basic exercise programs to reduce falls risk
  • Refresher for staff involved in provision of physical activities and falls prevention programs

Order Form/Flyer: Basic Steps
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Staying Active Staying Safe

Basic Exercises to Help prevent Falls

Staying Active Staying Safe resource
Audio​  ​Video​  ​
Description: These resources are for older people who find it hard to get involved in community based activities and could benefit from regular, simple and gentle physical activity. Exercises consist of chair assisted sitting and standing exercises designed to increase muscle strength, improve balance and decrease the risk of falling. The resources come with a booklet that helps guide people through the program and includes information on the risk factors of falls.
Audio (Tape & CD):
  • The 50 minute audio program is recommended for people who require a slower exercise program.
  • It can be split into two program levels of seated exercises and standing exercises if desired.

Video (VHS & DVD):

  • This 25 minute program is recommended for people who require a faster exercise program but still need the support of a chair.
  • It can be used as the next step after the audio routines.
  • The DVD includes the full program, but also has options to choose just the sitting or standing exercise routines if needed.

Order Form/Flyer:Staying Active Staying Safe
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Monkeys Check Theirs . .Do You?

Monkey's Check Theirs Do You brochureBrochure: Free
Description: The Monkey's Check Theirs (The Facts about Testicular Cancer) resources are no longer available for purchase. However, a pdf file of the brochure is available for download and printing as many copies as required (without alteration). The brochure gives a guide to performing a testicular self-examination.

By downloading the brochure you agree not to alter the file (or use graphic items) without written permission from the Health Promotion Service.
Download: Monkey's Check Theirs (250kb)
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