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Welcome to our monthly newsletter!  
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.
G21 HWB PILLAR UPDATE - MARCH 2020
DIRECTOR'S UPDATE
 
The G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar Executive group members are in the process of developing a model for improved health and wellbeing planning across the region, aligning effort and priorities. This will be an attempt to improve outcomes in people’s health through collective effort of partner organisations. By linking planning and resources across a wide range of community agencies it is hoped that social inequities that result in poor health outcomes are addressed in a planned/place based way.
 
Zoe Barnett returns to her role as Director, G21 Health and Wellbeing after 12 months family leave. Zoe will be working Monday through to Wednesday for a short period of time before working Thursdays as well.
 
G21 has been undertaking a consultative project to look at the environment surrounding social isolation and mental health. The first two stages focussed on understanding the policy context and how the services system responds in particular to young people 16 – 24 years of age. The third stage is being planned with a series of conversations with young people. It is hoped that the G21 Health and Wellbeing pillar can provide the region with an informed focus for ongoing work.
 
Growing Up in G21 – a report commissioned by G21 in 2010 – is about to be updated, 10 years on. This valuable resource will assist local government and community organisations with their service and infrastructure planning.

To celebrate International Women's Day, the G21 PVAW Health Services Alliance are pleased to share a Health Literate Toolkit for the Prevention of Violence Against Women. The toolkit provides clear and effective messaging to reduce violence against women, and is flexible enough to be used by all. 

The Healthier Eating and Active Living (HEAL) working groups are currently busy with a number of initiatives.

This Girl Can Week (March 23rd -29th) will include a number of regional activities culminating in a collective event at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday 28th March.

Two workshops (Geelong and Colac) are planned to identify possible actions to increase incidental activity in community organisations that cater for people  aged over 55.

Member of the G21 team are participating in the Surf Coast Trek on Saturday 28th March.  If you would like to donate please go to the following link: https://givewhereyoulive.secure.force.com/Fundraise/surfcoasttrek2020/TeamG211234

 
The PCP program review has been completed but there has been no word as yet on the future of the program past the end of June 2020. We will keep you updated!
 
We look forward to providing further updates shortly.
Jill Evans – Director of Health and Wellbeing
HWB ACROSS THE G21 REGION

Barwon Health North has celebrated the official opening of its new facility by Minister for health Jenny Mikakos MP. 
The new facility provides a range of health services to the Northern Suburbs of Geelong.

IN MARCH THE G21 HWB PILLAR SUPPORTS

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2020

This years International Women's Day campaign theme for 2020 is #EachforEqual

An equal world is an enabled world.

Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Let's all be #EachforEqual.

For more information CLICK HERE

Mon 23 - Sun 29 March
This Girl Can Week is dedicated to encouraging more women to give physical activity a shot, or return to activity after a break. You’ll see some great offers right around Victoria, all designed to inspire women to get active. Whether that’s to try something new, return to a long-lost activity or visit your local activity providers for a friendly catch-up.

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History has been made with the Gender Equality Bill 2019 passing through Victorian Parliament – a landmark step in breaking-down discrimination and gender barriers in the workplace.

QUICK LINKS

To find the guiding documents that have contributed to and support the HWB Strategic Plan 2018-21 click here

To find what is happening this month and what you might want to promote in your organisation and community, click here

To read the latest Health and Wellbeing News from our partners, click here. If you would like to submit a news item, please email the team.
COMING UP IN APRIL

Premier’s Active April is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to promote healthy, active lifestyles and get Victorians to join in the fun of increased physical activity.
For more information click here https://www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/about/
TO CONTRIBUTE NEWS, EVENTS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES CLICK HERE

Share Your Events


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!
 
THE G21 HEALTH & WELLBEING TEAM
To contact the G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar team directly, phone 52274000 or email:
Director of Health & Wellbeing:
Zoe Barnett zbarnett@G21.com.au

Project Support Workers:
Liz Dando ldando@G21.com.au
Kate Smith ksmith@G21.com.au
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