Events

Below is a list of upcoming health and wellbeing events in the G21 region. Also included are some of the special health-related awareness days/weeks/months.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 1 October 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, 31 October 2018 (All day)

Mental Health Week is celebrated annually throughout Australia and this year will take place from October 7. For the first time, this year’s event will form part of Victoria’s inaugural Mental Health Month with the aim of bringing the community together for the cause of 'better mental health for all', with a particular focus on young people.

Monday, 1 October 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, 31 October 2018 (All day)

Walk to School month is a fun and easy way for Victorian primary school kids to build healthy habits for life. Get involved today! Register below and walk, ride or scoot to and from school this October. 

Monday, 1 October 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, 31 October 2018 (All day)

October is nationally recognised as Defibrillator Awareness Month.

Monday, 1 October 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, 31 October 2018 (All day)

Each October, Polio Australia coordinates awareness-raising through its annual Polio Awareness Month campaign.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018 (All day) to Thursday, 8 November 2018 (All day)

Carers Victoria and Western Victoria Primary Health Network are hosting ‘Mind the Step’ a three-part workshop for those who are looking to maintain a healthy mind while supporting someone.

Sunday, 7 October 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, 7 November 2018 (All day)

2018’s Mental Health Month focusses on the youth of our society, particularly in the age group of 16-25.

Saturday, 20 October 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 28 October 2018 (All day)

Children's Week in Geelong represents one of the largest community celebrations focusing on young children. 

Friday, 26 October 2018 (All day)

Find out more about Intersex Awareness Day!

Friday, 26 October 2018 - 5:00pm

Reclaim the Night is a global women’s protest against men’s sexual violence held on the last Friday in October each year.

Friday, 26 October 2018 - 7:00pm

Since 1868, Bethany has been here for children and families in need. Today, Bethany is a leading local provider of community support and early childhood education services to people living in Barwon and South Western Victoria.

Saturday, 27 October 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 25 November 2018 (All day)

The Barwon Month of Action aims to raise awareness and educate our community about men's violence against women and children.

Monday, 29 October 2018 (All day)

This year Blue Knot Day will be held on Monday 29 October, a day in which we invite all Australians to show their support for adult survivors of childhood trauma. 

Monday, 29 October 2018 - 7:30am to 9:30am

In the context of Mental Health Month, we would like you to join us for this free event.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

At this forum, learn more about:

• What the evidence says about the benefits of healthy eating on workers mental health

• How Deakin University is achieving healthy eating change

• How to practically apply a whole of organisation approach to healthy eating

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Not all intimate partner violence is physical. There is often financial control imposed within abusive relationships, and devastating, long-term financial impacts after leaving the relationship.

Thursday, 1 November 2018 (All day) to Friday, 30 November 2018 (All day)

November is Alpha-1 Awareness Month.

Thursday, 1 November 2018 (All day) to Friday, 30 November 2018 (All day)

The month of November is dedicated to bringing pancreatic cancer into focus through awareness and keeping hope alive for those living with or touched by this disease.

Thursday, 1 November 2018 (All day) to Friday, 30 November 2018 (All day)

Help Celebrate the 5th  Annual ‘Color the World Orange Day’  on Monday 5th November 2018 and launch CPRS Awareness month.

Friday, 2 November 2018 (All day)

Healthy Hips Day is dedicated to raising awareness of hip dysplasia, also known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) or 'click hips'.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

G21 has arranged the Healthy Eating Advisory Service Mentoring Training as a part of its Healthier Eating and Active Living strategy.

The Healthy Eating Advisory Service Mentoring Training is designed to:

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