The Mental Health Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Mental Health Awards of the following categories: Mental Health Advocate of the Year; Mental Health organisation of the Year.

May was an exciting time in progressing work in the Healthy Eating and Active Living space.

The Hon. Gavin Jennings MLC, Special Minister of State, joined community sector leaders to officially launch the Bethany Men’s Family Violence Intervention Centre.

“The people with big voices need to take this to the people with big ears!” (Refugee & Asylum Seeker Project participants collaborating in the experience-based co-design project)

A growing body of research is drawing a link between mental and physical health - and the connection is much stronger than you might realise.

The G21 region's GROW project has received a further $750,000 from the State Government, announced today (18 May 2018) by Member for Geelong Christine Couzens.

Colac Otway Shire has broken fresh ground with its CBD revitalisation project, a $1.95 million initiative delivered on time and budget with assistance from Federal and State funding.

The latest Pillar Updates include: Preventing and Addressing Violence Against Women and Children; Refugee & Asylum Seekers:  Improving Mental Health Care & Outcomes; Choose to Change Colac; Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Project; HWB Pillar Engagement

With a flurry of activity in March, April has seen the Working Groups around the regional priority of Healthy Eating and Active Living continue to grow.

Australia is widely celebrated as a multicultural triumph, but any such success remains incomplete. There remains significant underrepresentation of cultural diversity in the senior leadership of Australian organisations.

​Multicultural Centre for Women's Health have released a guide that aims to assist people and organisations to develop violence prevention approaches, strategies and activities in ways that effectively engage immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women.

An award to recognise Victorian training providers  with an outstanding record delivering training to students with a disability will be introduced through a new award at the 2018 Victorian Training Awards.

A study finds children from all levels of household income are drinking too many sugary drinks, and it gets worse the poorer a child's family is. 

The regional priority around Healthy Eating and Active Living has gained momentum throughout March. The working groups, with a focus on Healthy Eating themes, have been busy progressing actions within the Action Plan, and preparing progress reports which will be completed and submitted to the Backbone Support Group by the end of March.

On 26 March, the highly anticipated This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, a movement to encourage and support women who are physically active was launched.

The profound GROW program established by G21-Geelong Region Alliance and Give Where You Live Foundation to target disadvantage has won a prestigious Institute of Public Administration Australia award.

The seven themes for the Healthier Eating and Active Living (HE&AL) plan have become the platform for shared discussion across a range of organisations in our region.

Victorians are once again being urged to sign up and get active through the Premier’s Active April challenge, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year.

Nominations are now open for the City of Hreater Geelong's 2018 Women in Community Life Awards. Nominations close 5pm Sunday, 18 February, 2018.

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