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DEBORAH Haygarth has multiple sclerosis, and work to do.

She won’t let her affliction deter her devoted advocacy for women living with disability, and G21-Geelong Region Alliance has opened its doors to help enable her mission.

The Backbone Support Group and our partners have finalised an Action plan around the shared health promotion priority of Healthy Eating and Active Living.

Bellarine Community Health has released a summary report of the community engagements sessions called 'Community Conversations'.

VicHealth’s biggest ever investment in women’s sport was announced last week, which will deliver a range of new opportunities designed to help Victorian women and girls get involved in sport – including those who’ve never played.

There are many key stakeholders within the G21 Region, committed to improving our understanding of family violence who are working together to reduce the current alarming rates of violence against women and children.

The G21 HWB Pillar would like to thank Stephanie Pridan for her valuable contribution to the Healthier Eating & Active Living regional priority. Stephanie is completing her 3rd Year of Public Health at Deakin University, and has completed her Health Promotion & Health Sciences Practicum at G21. 

Deakin University's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has cemented its position as the world’s best, according to the ARWU Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2017, coming in at number one for the second year running.

This Census aims to find out more about Australia’s multicultural young people, what they value, and their vision for the future. If you’re 15 to 25 years old and live in Australia we need to hear from you! Tell the government and organisations who work with multicultural young people what matters to you.

On the 13th October 2017, our partner agencies will come together to develop a Joined Up Action Plan around our shared health promotion priority of: Healthier Eating and Active Living.

VicHealth research found that there are five distinct ‘life stages’ which have common themes as well as unique attributes that influence physical activity behaviour. These stages are youth, young adults, parents, adults without children and retirees.

The Seeking Refuge Project in Geelong has been working hard to assist Asylum Seekers apply for their protection visas.

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health’s Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) is offering help for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and professionals who work with these communities, on how to and improve sexual health.

The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has received funding to deliver family violence flexible support packages to individuals or families who are seeking to leave, or have recently left, intimate partner or family violence circumstances.

Intimate Partner Violence and/or Family Violence can occur across all communities, social classes, ages, cultural backgrounds and geographical areas. Family Violence Flexible Support Packages are designed to provide limited financial assistance to victims/survivors of family violence within the LGBTI communities. 

A new pilot in Geelong is helping vulnerable young people transition from care to independence.

In 2017-18, VicHealth’s Active Club Grants will provide funding to increase the opportunities Victorians have to participate in community sport clubs.

VicHealth are seeking Victorian women to feature in a new local version of the world-renowned 'This Girl Can' campaign to improve the health of women across the state.

Australia Post are providing a free 12 month mail redirection service to support victims of family violence.

Family and domestic violence is the biggest cause of homelessness in Australia. It isolates victims from their support networks, local communities and social services. If you need help staying connected, we'll make sure your mail still gets to you.

On Monday, 21st August, around 35 people from 14 agencies came together to discuss and workshop an Action Plan that would have significance for our collective communities across the G21 Region.

Mission Australia has called for urgent action to address youth homelessness and youth mental illness following its annual survey that revealed the impact of family breakdown on young Australians.

The G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar, in partnership with Diversitat, Barwon Health, Western Vic Primary Health Network, CatholicCare and Barwon Child Youth & Family will use this funding to strengthen mental health services pathways across agencies for people from a refugee and asylum seeker background.

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