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.
SAVE THE DATE - 28th NOVEMBER 2019
G21 HWB FORUM: WHAT WOULD CENTRAL GEELONG'S MALL LOOK LIKE SMOKE FREE?
In partnership with Barwon Health and Barwon Child Youth and Family (BCYF), G21 is holding a forum with Dr Sarah White, Director of QUIT Victoria.
The forum is on Thursday 28th November at 2.00 pm at the Geelong Cats Community Centre. This is an open forum that will focus on hearing the latest research and information about smoking cessation. Please contact Jill Evans for further information at jevans@G21.com.au.
NOVEMBER HWB ROUNDTABLE - COLAC
The next G21 Health and Wellbeing Round Table will be in Colac on Tuesday 12th November. Details will be in the November Newsletter.
We look forward to providing further updates shortly.
Jill Evans – Director of Health and Wellbeing
Friday 25th October
Reclaim the Night is a global women’s protest against men’s violence. It allows women and their communities to come together to speak out against violence and to celebrate strength.
This October, the Give Where You Live Foundation aims to raise in excess of $30,000 during its annual Feed Geelong Appeal. All funds raised will go directly to providing grants to assist the organisations working within the Geelong region's emergency food relief system.
One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depression, anxiety and substance use disorder. These three types of mental illnesses often occur in combination.
Is Mental Illness Treatable?
Yes, mental illness can be treated. Many people who have mental illness can recover completely while others manage their illness very well. The most important step is to seek help. See your GP in the first instance.
What can Mental Health Foundation Australia do to help?
Mental Health Foundation Australia offers community education and support. Visit https://mhfa.org.au/ to find out more!
Bourke Street will be smoke-free within a couple of weeks after a ban was passed at a City of Melbourne council meeting on Tuesday night. Council showed overwhelming backing among shoppers and traders for a smoke-free zone.
The Australian Medical Authority has joined other health organisations around the world – including the American Medical Association, the British Medical Association, and Doctors for the Environment Australia – in recognising climate change as a health emergency.
The Barwon Month of Action is a long running campaign that aims to raise awareness and educate our community about men's violence against women and children. We are made up of a group of eight organisations who come together to support this important cause.
We work with individuals, groups and organisations in the Barwon region to unite in their commitment to ending men’s violence against women and children by hosting or participating in an event or activity.