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This newsletter is intended for our Pillar partners, and provides updates on the Pillars current projects and health & wellbeing news from across the region. 
Your feedback on the content and format are always welcomed and appreciated.

Welcome to our April edition of the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar Newsletter.  

The HEAL Leadership Group have been actively participating in the development of the HEAL Regional Forum which is in the calendar for April 28. This in-person Forum requires registration, so for further information, please contact the G21 HWB team on the contact details below.  The Forum will be an opportunity to shape regional activity for the next 12 months, as part of the new 2021-2025 Regional HEAL plan. All the latest information is available on the G21 website. 
G21 welcomed the news from the Department of Health (DH) late last week that DH have extended PCP funding for a further nine months until March 2022.  During this time, DH has committed to working with PCPs to determine and transition to a new governance model.  In the transition plan, DH guarantees no reduction in funding for partnerships. G21 commends the Department of Health on these positive commitments and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively together.
The SAFV Centre and G21 HWB Pillar are thrilled to announce, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, G21 are sponsoring the following training designed and delivered by The SAFV Centre. This training will be FREE of registration costs for participants, and will be delivered online.

  • Vicarious Trauma to Vicarious Resilience  - over two consecutive days 19th and 20th April, 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Wellbeing and Sustainability for Primary Prevention Practitioners – 29th April, 9.30am – 1.00pm

For further details about the training, please see the SAFV Centre website.

The G21 Region Social Housing Project continues to progress with Homes Victoria and our LGAs. The G21 Region Social Housing Project is vital to ensure that we work with the Victorian State Government on the life changing “Big Housing Build” which will inject $5.3b into the Victorian economy to build and upgrade social housing right across our state. Some $215m has already been committed to our region.  This also includes building a vision and longer-term plan for social housing within the G21 Region.  

Our website is updated daily with links around the latest COVID-19 advice and updates from DH, as well as comprehensive links around mental health and wellbeing, how to prevent infection and spread, and emergency relief and links to support for those experiencing financial distress. 

The G21 HWB Team look forward to prioritising the health and wellbeing of the G21 Community and working collaboratively as we emerge from the COVID 19 pandemic. 

Warm regards, 

Zoe Barnett
Director, G21 Health & Wellbeing
Get Active Victoria are taking applications for the Get Active Kids Voucher Program which is available until 17 April 2021 with 100,000 vouchers up for grabs.  Vouchers are available for eligible families and activities.

Get Active Victoria is inspiration for all Victorians – regardless of age, ability or location – to move more, every day.  Get Active Victoria provides people with free tools and resources to get active at home including guided workout videos, challenges, games and up-to-date, evidence-based health and wellbeing articles.

It is recommended that adults do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day – and kids need 60 minutes or more. Any type of physical activity counts, even incidental activity. You can even accumulate your 30+ minutes by combining shorter sessions of 10 to 15 minutes each.
World Health Day - Thursday 7 April 2021
Our world is an unequal one.  This is not only unfair: it is preventable.
As COVID-19 has highlighted, some people are able to live healthier lives and have better access to health services than others – entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age.  
All over the world, some groups struggle to make ends meet with little daily income, have poorer housing conditions and education, fewer employment opportunities, experience greater gender inequality, and have little or no access to safe environments, clean water and air, food security and health services. This leads to unnecessary suffering, avoidable illness, and premature death. And it harms our societies and economies.
The World Health Organisation are calling on leaders to ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health.  At the same time urging  leaders to monitor health inequities to ensure that all people are able to access quality health services when and where they need them.

'Marjorie', the hot pink BreastScreen Victoria van will be in Corio from 19 April to 14 May and Ocean Grove from 17 May to 28 May to provide free breast screens for women over 50.

 17 May 2021

IDAHOBIT day is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and discrimination against people with an intersex condition. The day raises awareness of the violence and discrimination against LGBTIQ+ communities worldwide.


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The G21 HWB Website gives you the opportunity to add and promote your own events and training on the website at a time that suits you!
To contact the G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar team directly, phone 52274000 or email:
Director of Health & Wellbeing:
Zoe Barnett

Project Support Workers:
Liz Dando


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