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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 - SEPTEMBER 2021
DIRECTOR'S UPDATE 
 

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

Acknowledging the impact of the recent Victorian lockdown, if you or anyone you know requires assistance, please see these resources compiled by the Give Where You Live Foundation for the G21 Region:
https://www.givewhereyoulive.com.au/2021/05/lockdown-emergency-assistance/
 
This month, we celebrate women’s health week. Often overlooked, women often put the needs of others ahead of themselves. You can find the links to daily themes of the week, including R U Ok day coming up next week.

The G21 Region Social Housing Project continues to progress. Unfortunately, with COVID restrictions in place, the Social Housing Forum that has been rescheduled twice will now go virtual, with bespoke and unique groups meeting together. With close to 100 registrations, this is sure to be an exciting range of virtual events. Planning is underway for the second year for the ongoing work in the development of a Regional Social Housing Plan, as well as 4 LGA plans and working collaboratively with Housing Victoria.
 
Feedback from G21 members at the recent HEAL forum was overwhelmingly positive, with many reflecting on how far the collective impact initiative had come. Celebrating key achievements over the last 4 years, we will continue to provide an evidence-based, data informed approach to enabling healthier lifestyles in the G21 region.
 
The transition for PCPs across Victoria continues, with engagement between VicPCPs, the Department of Health and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.  With completion set for March 2022, the next 6 months are critical in shaping how the PCP will be utilised in our region.
 
The “Growing Up in G21” project is near completion.  It is anticipated  the document will assist in the creation of shared metrics and to monitor change in the delivery of early years services across 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 continuing to work collaboratively, as we progress through the current COVID 19 environment.

Stay safe
Zoe

Zoe Barnett
Director, G21 Health & Wellbeing
 
IN SEPTEMBER THE G21 HWB PILLAR SUPPORTS
WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK: SEPTEMBER 6 - 10

Good health is powerful! So for this year’s Women’s Health Week, from 6-10 September, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is inviting women and girls to join the week to find the support, connection and information they need to be healthy in mind and body.

“Women’s Health Week is a great reminder of the importance of good health, and that a little self-care can go a long way,” says Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager. “So make sure you have the date in your diary and start thinking about how you might celebrate the week.”

G21, as a proud supporter of Women's Health Week, has partnered with City of Greater Geelong, Barwon Health, Bellarine Community Health, Active Geelong and GMHBA to raise awareness and explore aspects of women's health in a fun and informative way throughout the course of the week.

We have created a landing page with links to local and other useful resources where each day will focus on a different topic - Move it Monday!; Tricky Periods; Private Lives; Mind Matters and Slumber Party!
Check out the landing page HERE.

 
NEWS FROM AROUND OUR REGION

Golden Plains Youth is hosting a series of online activities to keep young people entertained and connected during lockdown!

COMING UP IN OCTOBER

NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK
10-16 October 2021

Try for 5 is Nutrition Australia’s annual campaign to raise awareness and encourage Australians to eat more vegetables. This campaign is executed during National Nutrition Week and brings together multiple sectors to collaborate.

Nutrition Australia encourages Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended 5 serves per day.

Try for 5 2021 will kick off 10th October – 16th October.

TO CONTRIBUTE NEWS, EVENTS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES CLICK HERE

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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!
 
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
 
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