HWB Pillar Update

April 2018

Preventing and Addressing Violence against Women and Children

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West has published an Integrated Health Plan to inform regional collaboration, in part, relating to prevention of violence again women.  G21 has been working with the key health promotion providers to identify the components of the regional plan involving shared effort with Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West.  These activities have been published in an action plan, which will evolve over time as the activities take shape.

Refugee & Asylum Seekers:  Improving Mental Health Care & Outcomes

Using a grant from Give Where You Live Foundation, Diversitat and partner agencies, have developed a co-creative program relating to positive mental health.  Around 9 people from diverse backgrounds have collaborated with a range of service providers having shared ideas relating to service development. The participants presented the findings of the collaborations to organisations in March. A report, including a set of recommendations, will be available in the coming months

Choose to Change Colac

G21 is continuing to contribute a staff member 1 day per week to this Deakin University (GLOBE- Global Obesity Centre) childhood obesity project, in partnership with Colac Area Health and Colac Otway Shire.  A series of activities, based on consultation undertaken by Steve Allander’s team, have been mapped and a wide range of community groups are being engaged through the project.

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Project

This project is a collaboration between NDIS and BCYF to deliver disability support services to children from 0 to 6 years of age.  G21 has been invited to participate in a multi-agency steering group and contribute to the development of a plan that will document recommendations for service development, based on the service (currently working with 600 families) and a range of consultation activities.

HWB Pillar Engagement

During the last quarter, the HWB team has participated in the following reference groups of committees:

  • Backbone support group – Healthier Eating and Active Living.
  • Governance group – Improving mental health care and outcomes for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
  • Preventing Violence against Women and Children – PPEG.
  • DHHS Prevention workshop with PCP’s located in Western Victoria.
  • Meeting with Barwon Water to develop an ongoing strategic partnership.
  • Progress meeting with relevant Council staff regarding a new G21 Region Profile.
  • Primary Care and Population Health Committee