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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.
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G21 HWB PILLAR UPDATE - MARCH 2020
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.
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.
Keynote address: Vice President of Geelong Football Club and long-time gender equity advocate Diana Taylor.
Panel discussion: Elaine Carbines AM, CEO of G21, Christine Couzens MP, and Dr Sarah Leach, GMHBA
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.