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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 - OCTOBER 2019
There are some important links to share with you:
 
THE VICTORIAN PUBLIC HEALTH & WELLBEING PLAN 2019-23 

The Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019–2023 was released in September and continues the Victorian Government's vision for the public health and wellbeing of Victorians.

 
TAKE ACTION: EMPOWERING BYSTANDERS TO ACT ON SEXIST AND SEXUALLY HARASSING BEHAVIOURS
This resource provides some good resources and responses for bystanders of any form of violence against women to utilise.


 

FIND & PLAY EVERY SPORT 
An interesting website for finding physical activity in specific locations.
https://playsport.com

 
CARDINIA SHIRE'S LIVEABILITY PLAN 2017-29
This Council plan from Cardinia Shire was highlighted at the recent Deakin Food Policy Dialogue held on Tuesday 24th September.


 
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  
HWB ACROSS THE G21 REGION
At G21 - Geelong Region Alliance, we welcome feedback about how we are doing our job. Please help us by completing a short tick-box-style survey. 
CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY
IN OCTOBER THE G21 HWB PILLAR SUPPORTS

Mental Health Month 2019


Mental Illness is very common

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!

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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 OECD has released its 2019 Education at a Glance report, comparing the education systems of the OECD's 36 member countries, including Australia, as well as 10 other countries.

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.

This newly released report of findings provides an overview of data collected via the inaugural Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey. 
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 NOVEMBER

1 Region. 29 Days. How many Actions?

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.

For more information visit: https://www.monthofaction.com.au/
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:
Jillian Evans jevans@G21.com.au

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