Deakin University research into mental health and nutrition and well-being has been given a significant boost with the announcement of $8.9million in funding from the Federal Government.

Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) Chair Ms Lynne McLennan today announced Rowena Clift as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer, replacing former CEO Dr Leanne Beagley who left WVPHN in April to take on the role of CEO with Mental Health Australia.

genU will welcome Clare Amies as its new CEO on 24 June 2020.

genU Board Chair Stephen Roberts said Clare brought a wealth of experience to the role, following terms as CEO at both WorkSafe Victoria and Western Region Health Centre in Melbourne.

This framework is designed to provide guidance in managing risks associated with COVID-19 within fitness facilities in Australia. 

This Girl Can - Victoria launch new Get Active @ Home page which provides exercise videos for women that focus on feeling good, not looking good.

We all have seen many incredible young people doing amazing things in these challenging times, why not recognise their efforts and nominate them?

Nominations close Friday 19 June.

Victoria Police have developed a suite of videos in multiple languages to encourage people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to seek help if they are experiencing family violence.
 

The consultation period for the Victorian State disability plan 2021-2024 has been extended.

Victoria has a proud history of championing the inclusion and rights of people with disability. The Victorian Government wants the next state disability plan to continue to create more opportunities for people with disability and to drive lasting positive change.

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) will expand its dental health service for people with intellectual disabilities thanks to a $24,536 grant from the State Trustees Australia Foundation.

Mental Health Foundation Australia launches the Australian Mental Health Awards for 2020 to recognise and honour outstanding individuals and organisations who have contributed to the Mental Health Sector. 

Nominations for the 2020 awards are open now, and close 10th July 2020.

The Give Where You Live Foundation is collecting and collating information, resources and services that can support you through the current crisis. Whether you are an individual, business or community service needing help.

Leadership in a time of crisis poses a whole new set of challenges. These challenges are sudden, unexpected and more extreme, creating situations we have not experienced before and often there are no precedents for dealing with them.
They also present possibilities for the transformation of individuals and for whole societies to lead a response, which results in new capabilities and qualities within our Geelong community.

The Australian Institute of Families (AIFS) are asking Australian families to tell us how their lives have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.  The survey will be open until June 2020.

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorian communities can have their say on their local government representatives with council elections to go ahead on Saturday, 24 October 2020.

Have you noticed that as the weeks passed in isolation, you found you couldn't think as clearly, that you were lethargic, less productive, your mental health deteriorated, or that your attention span dwindled?

This resource can be used as a step-by-step guide for creating your own Working Together with Men project, or to inspire and support projects you may already be running or creating.

The City of Greater Geelong have adopted a Sustainability Framework that recognises climate change as a global emergency and are inviting you to learn about their Sustainability Framework and share your views on the proposed Action Plan.

Here's the upshot. The COVIDSafe app was rushed for a reason: we're in the midst of a pandemic. If we want to start opening up society again, being able to quickly identify anyone who may have been exposed to a new case of COVID-19 is crucial.

Surviving the COVID-19 reality has been challenging for us all. Transitioning back to a new type of normal will potentially be even more challenging.

We are currently seeking volunteers from the retail industry who are over 18 years of age, well and without symptoms of COVID-19 to participate in asymptomatic testing. The testing will not require participants to self isolate while they await their results if they are feeling well.

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