VicHealth

VicHealth

A world-first health promotion foundation focused on promoting good health and preventing chronic di We pinpoint and prevent the negative influences of ill health and champion the positive influences of good health.

Our pioneering work includes creating and funding world-class interventions; conducting vital research to advance Victoria’s population health; producing and supporting public campaigns to promote a healthier Victoria; and providing transformational expertise and insights to government. We work with all levels of government, across political parties and communities, and a range of sectors across health, sports, research, education, the arts and media.

Operating as usual

21/07/2021

Everyone has a story to tell, and ABC Melbourne and Melbourne Writers Festival want to hear yours.

The Homespun storytelling competition is back, and they want you to share your true tale. The only catch is that you must feature the line 'I have been meaning to tell you'.

Winners will work with ABC Radio Melbourne producers to craft their story to tell on stage in front of an audience at the Homespun storytelling event on Saturday 4 September at 6PM.

During the event winners will be sharing the stage with hosts Virginia Trioli and David Astle and a special guest storyteller from Melbourne Writers Festival. It promises to be a night of laughter, love and homespun yarns.

For more information on how to enter, terms and conditions and more, see the link below.

https://yourquestions.abc.net.au/hc/en-au/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360008006235

Everyone has a story to tell, and ABC Melbourne and Melbourne Writers Festival want to hear yours.

The Homespun storytelling competition is back, and they want you to share your true tale. The only catch is that you must feature the line 'I have been meaning to tell you'.

Winners will work with ABC Radio Melbourne producers to craft their story to tell on stage in front of an audience at the Homespun storytelling event on Saturday 4 September at 6PM.

During the event winners will be sharing the stage with hosts Virginia Trioli and David Astle and a special guest storyteller from Melbourne Writers Festival. It promises to be a night of laughter, love and homespun yarns.

For more information on how to enter, terms and conditions and more, see the link below.

https://yourquestions.abc.net.au/hc/en-au/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360008006235

20/07/2021

Get Back to the Good Things

Thanks to the Victorian Council of Social Service for their new video, asking us to all get vaccinated when we can, so we can all get back to the good things.

16/07/2021

Doom scrolling your feed? Feeling a bit worn out by all the online chatter?

Stepping away from the socials can be a tough ask, especially when we're spending so much time at home.

Our friends at ReachOut.com Australia have some great tips to tame our social media use, which can help us practice some self-care.

https://au.reachout.com/articles/5-ways-to-tame-your-social-media-use

Doom scrolling your feed? Feeling a bit worn out by all the online chatter?

Stepping away from the socials can be a tough ask, especially when we're spending so much time at home.

Our friends at ReachOut.com Australia have some great tips to tame our social media use, which can help us practice some self-care.

https://au.reachout.com/articles/5-ways-to-tame-your-social-media-use

14/07/2021

Calling all parents! Parents' Voice wants to hear from you.

They want to hear about your thoughts on the sale of sugary drinks in schools. By taking the poll you’ll be helping them with their next big advocacy campaign! Don’t wait, take the poll now.

https://bit.ly/PVSchoolCanteenPoll

Calling all parents! Parents' Voice wants to hear from you.

They want to hear about your thoughts on the sale of sugary drinks in schools. By taking the poll you’ll be helping them with their next big advocacy campaign! Don’t wait, take the poll now.

https://bit.ly/PVSchoolCanteenPoll

12/07/2021

Adjusting back to the school routine? Let us help with some lunchbox ideas that take the guesswork out of your week! Follow along with the video or see step by step instructions to make the perfect lunchbox quesadilla.

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/quesadillas

Adjusting back to the school routine? Let us help with some lunchbox ideas that take the guesswork out of your week! Follow along with the video or see step by step instructions to make the perfect lunchbox quesadilla.

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/quesadillas

Timeline Photos 09/07/2021

Thanks to This Girl Can VIC Ambassador and Koorie Education Coordinator Deb Lowah Clark for sharing her perspectives on NAIDOC Week and what it means to her.

If you'd like to learn more about Deb's story, you can watch her journey with physical activity here: https://thisgirlcan.com.au/girl/deb/

Thanks to This Girl Can VIC Ambassador and Koorie Education Coordinator Deb Lowah Clark for sharing her perspectives on NAIDOC Week and what it means to her.

If you'd like to learn more about Deb's story, you can watch her journey with physical activity here: https://thisgirlcan.com.au/girl/deb/

Timeline Photos 08/07/2021

Want to learn more about the history of NAIDOC Week?

The National NAIDOC Committee have put together a history of NAIDOC Week for people to learn more. For more information, visit the NAIDOC website.

https://www.naidoc.org.au/

Want to learn more about the history of NAIDOC Week?

The National NAIDOC Committee have put together a history of NAIDOC Week for people to learn more. For more information, visit the NAIDOC website.

https://www.naidoc.org.au/

07/07/2021

Thanks to This Girl Can VIC Ambassador Kirsten for sharing what NAIDOC Week means to her. Kirsten is an avid runner, having started the 5AM Sisters group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to run together and stay connected.

Thanks to This Girl Can VIC Ambassador Kirsten for sharing what NAIDOC Week means to her. Kirsten is an avid runner, having started the 5AM Sisters group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to run together and stay connected.

06/07/2021

As part of NAIDOC Week, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians are taking over our Instagram and Twitter channels to share what NAIDOC Week means to them and telling us about their story and culture. Make sure to follow VicHealth on both of those channels so you don't miss out!

As part of NAIDOC Week, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians are taking over our Instagram and Twitter channels to share what NAIDOC Week means to them and telling us about their story and culture. Make sure to follow VicHealth on both of those channels so you don't miss out!

05/07/2021

Today marks the start of NAIDOC Week, and reminds us of our responsibility in broadening our knowledge on the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The theme for this year's NAIDOC Week, Heal Country, calls for greater protection for the lands, waters and sacred sites belonging to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. For more information on NAIDOC Week and events happening near you, see the link below.

https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/naidoc-week-events

Today marks the start of NAIDOC Week, and reminds us of our responsibility in broadening our knowledge on the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The theme for this year's NAIDOC Week, Heal Country, calls for greater protection for the lands, waters and sacred sites belonging to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. For more information on NAIDOC Week and events happening near you, see the link below.

https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/naidoc-week-events

Getting active with disability sport in regional Victoria 02/07/2021

Getting active with disability sport in regional Victoria

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Paralympic Champion?

Here's your chance to find out! Join Tim Matthews from Australian Paralympic Team and Paralympic Athletes Marty Jackson and Josh Hose as they chat about their journey to the top of their sports.

This video was recorded as part of the 2020 Disability Sport and Recreation Festival, supported by VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Getting active with disability sport in regional Victoria Find out how your regional sports assembly can help you get involved in sport. We will discuss what a regional sports assembly is, what they do and why they ...

29/06/2021

How does alcohol affect the brain? From headaches to lethargy, overconsumption of alcoholic products isn't just damaging our physical health, but our mental wellbeing too. More in our latest blog post.

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/how-does-alcohol-affect-the-brain

How does alcohol affect the brain? From headaches to lethargy, overconsumption of alcoholic products isn't just damaging our physical health, but our mental wellbeing too. More in our latest blog post.

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/how-does-alcohol-affect-the-brain

Photos from Darren Cheeseman MP's post 28/06/2021

Photos from Darren Cheeseman MP's post

Photos from VicHealth's post 28/06/2021

We're proud to be supporting projects such as the Yalinguth App, a new initative that uses sound-based augmented reality to connect the land of Fitzroy with stories of its First Peoples. The app empowers the wider community to unlearn prejudice and racist beliefs and listen to the voices of Aboriginal Elders and their history. This project has been funded through our Reimagining Health Grants program. Yalinguth

📷 Zoe Dawkins

https://atlasofthefuture.org/project/yalinguth/

Photos from VicHealth's post 25/06/2021

A great day out in Frankston to visit some of the organisations who are doing great work to support the well-being of young Victorians.

Thanks to Flyers Swim Team for showing off their flying skills in action, led by Lead Coach Rachel Smart.

We were thrilled to meet the students at Monterey Secondary College and learn about Project O, led by Big hART which empowers women and girls to build resilience and achieve cultural change in their communities.

And to round off a great visit, we spent time with Pasifika TOA, Reimagining Health Grant recipients who have established a youth focused organisation to create events that support youth talent and foster meaningful social interactions for young people from a range of cultural backgrounds.

Thanks to everyone for making us feel welcome!

Paul Edbrooke MP

24/06/2021

We're very proud to be supporting organisations such as Friends of Refugees, who are establishing a food support program for refugees and asylum seeker families in Springvale. Read more about our funded projects here. #InternationalRefugeeWeek

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/reimagining-health-grants

We're very proud to be supporting organisations such as Friends of Refugees, who are establishing a food support program for refugees and asylum seeker families in Springvale. Read more about our funded projects here. #InternationalRefugeeWeek

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/reimagining-health-grants

22/06/2021

If you've been having a tough time lately, you're not alone and support is here. eHeadspace is a free online and telephone counselling service available to all young Victorians. Have a one on one call, access the group chat or create your own safe space through the platform. headspace

https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

If you've been having a tough time lately, you're not alone and support is here. eHeadspace is a free online and telephone counselling service available to all young Victorians. Have a one on one call, access the group chat or create your own safe space through the platform. headspace

https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus 18/06/2021

10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus

Unlike rubberbands, it's not in our nature to just snap back to 'normal'.

If you're adjusting post lockdown, you're not alone. ReachOut.com Australia have some really great strategies on looking after yourself in coronavirus, including tips to exercise, practice mental de-cluttering and more.

https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus

10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus The global panic around coronavirus (COVID-19) can feel pretty overwhelming and stressful. Go easy on yourself and try some self-care activities that you can do from home.

17/06/2021

Sometimes a digital connect just doesn’t cut it. Coronavirus and our most recent lockdown has made it tough for many to connect with our family and friends, and we’ve all felt a little isolated and lonely at times.

Feeling a bit out of practice socialising IRL and not sure where to start? YMCA Victoria have created a list of activities to add to your calendar to reconnect with those in your social circle. 📜 ☕

https://virtualy.ymca.org.au/wellness/wellness-resources

Sometimes a digital connect just doesn’t cut it. Coronavirus and our most recent lockdown has made it tough for many to connect with our family and friends, and we’ve all felt a little isolated and lonely at times.

Feeling a bit out of practice socialising IRL and not sure where to start? YMCA Victoria have created a list of activities to add to your calendar to reconnect with those in your social circle. 📜 ☕

https://virtualy.ymca.org.au/wellness/wellness-resources

16/06/2021

Grassroots organisations are the heart of our communities. That’s why VicHealth has funded 280 of them to continue to deliver local solutions to support Victorians to socially connect, access healthy and affordable food and be more physically active

https://bit.ly/3wfVJfF

Grassroots organisations are the heart of our communities. That’s why VicHealth has funded 280 of them to continue to deliver local solutions to support Victorians to socially connect, access healthy and affordable food and be more physically active

https://bit.ly/3wfVJfF

15/06/2021

Sometimes a digital connect just doesn’t cut it. Coronavirus and our most recent lockdown has made it tough for many to connect with our family and friends, and we’ve all felt a little isolated and lonely at times.

Feeling a bit out of practice socialising IRL and not sure where to start?

We’ve created a list of activities to add to your calendar to reconnect with those in your social circle. 📜 ☕

https://virtualy.ymca.org.au/wellness/wellness-resources

Sometimes a digital connect just doesn’t cut it. Coronavirus and our most recent lockdown has made it tough for many to connect with our family and friends, and we’ve all felt a little isolated and lonely at times.

Feeling a bit out of practice socialising IRL and not sure where to start?

We’ve created a list of activities to add to your calendar to reconnect with those in your social circle. 📜 ☕

https://virtualy.ymca.org.au/wellness/wellness-resources

11/06/2021

Mohammad's story

“My goal in life is to become the future Prime Minister of Australia"

Mohammad came to Australia as a refugee seven years ago. ABC Melbourne Takeover Melbourne Competition is asking young storytellers to share their stories.

Entries close on 25 June.

https://ab.co/3tgR5Nh

10/06/2021

Squad Assemble 👯 📣 Having supportive people in your life is important for our mental health.

A problem shared is a problem halved right? Whether it’s a family member, friend or colleague, having a trusted support squad makes the hard times a little easier and the good times even better.

Who’s part of your support squad? We’ve partnered with YMCA Victoria to create a checklist to help you get your squad into formation, head over to Virtual Y to download it today.

https://virtualy.ymca.org.au/wellness/wellness-resources

Squad Assemble 👯 📣 Having supportive people in your life is important for our mental health.

A problem shared is a problem halved right? Whether it’s a family member, friend or colleague, having a trusted support squad makes the hard times a little easier and the good times even better.

Who’s part of your support squad? We’ve partnered with YMCA Victoria to create a checklist to help you get your squad into formation, head over to Virtual Y to download it today.

https://virtualy.ymca.org.au/wellness/wellness-resources

09/06/2021

Who's the dependable apple in your group?

Need a laugh in lockdown 4.0? Check out Becky Lucas' recipe for fruit salad. If you ask us, we think we're apple.

Young people stories: Lessons from lockdown 08/06/2021

Young people stories: Lessons from lockdown

Coronavirus has impacted us in so many different ways.

An important thing to remember is that you don't have to be doing something every moment of every day. Take some time to breathe, binge some Netflix or just stretch your legs.

ReachOut.com Australia have some more information on their lessons from lockdown.

https://au.reachout.com/articles/lessons-from-lockdown

Young people stories: Lessons from lockdown Lockdown gave us all time to reflect. We spoke to a few young people to find out what they learned.

Four alcohol industry tactics targeting vulnerable people 07/06/2021

Four alcohol industry tactics targeting vulnerable people

Did you know alcohol products can harm our mental wellbeing as well as our physical health? Harmful drinking can contribute to anxiety and depression.

During lockdown, people's use of alcohol products has been impacted by the alcohol industry who have been using marketing tactics to target vulnerable people.

Read more now.

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/be-healthy/four-alcohol-industry-tactics-targeting-vulnerable-people

Four alcohol industry tactics targeting vulnerable people Four alcohol industry tactics targeting vulnerable people

04/06/2021

We're very proud to be supporting The Ripple Effect documentary, airing tomorrow on Channel 7, following the AFL Dreamtime Game.

The documentary has been produced in partnership with St Kilda Football Club, Dickson Films and has been led by St Kilda Indigenous Liaison Officer Nathan Lovett-Murray.

The documentary has been inspired by proud Noongar man Nicky Winmar and his famous stand against racism in 1993.

It explores racism in Australia and its impact on individuals and communities, through the eyes of First Nations and Indigenous athletes.

Tune in tomorrow night following the Dreamtime Game.

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