Health and Wellbeing

Oct 12

For too many Victorians, good health is compromised by their income, location, cultural background or the other circumstances in which


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Sep 17

 Victorian Voices a special Facebook Live series brought to you in partnership with ABC Melbourne. This episode was aired


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I just pray every day that we will be allowed to go outside of the suburb, just to get food.


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Sep 16

Although COVID-19 has been devastating, it has given Meena chance to pause and map out where she wants to take


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Mandy Weber and her two teenage daughters face the prospect of homelessness for a sixth time once the JobSeeker Coronavirus


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“No one should have to be making choices between food and bills, medication and bills. But we are."


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Fear of COVID-19 has changed a lot of things in Ruth Skewes' life, but some things are too important to


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Aug 14

I could see the doctors talking but couldn’t understand what they were saying. It was very isolating.


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Jul 24

“We’re all in this together” goes the spin. But we’re not. Differential disadvantage means low-income people suffer more, for longer.


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Dec 19

Simple measures like energy efficient appliances can make a huge difference to household budgets and to people’s quality of life,


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Nov 29

The Mental Health Royal Commission's nine priority recommendations, summarised and analysed.


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Nov 4

"My chronic pain is a whole disability on its own too. It deserves the same respect and weight."


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May 22

Energy costs are a big issue for all Victorians, especially those with health conditions or disability.


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Apr 16

Victoria cannot keep going this way on mental health: filling up hospital beds, reducing services, risking people’s lives.


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Mar 15

Parents of kids with undiagnosed genetic conditions are trying to get into a research studies to find answers and avoid


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Feb 19

So how do we ensure a big and growing Melbourne delivers a good life for every person?


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Jan 25

Ten years ago, Victorians lived through the worst heatwave and bushfires in Australia’s history. Tragically, 173 people lost their lives


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Jan 3

Extreme heat can present a serious health risk, especially to elderly people and those with medical conditions. With temperatures climbing


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Nov 22

Under-investment by successive Victorian governments has seen many people fall by the wayside.


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Nov 17

More than 40 per cent of Australia’s disadvantaged kids do not play organised sport.


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Oct 25

Community health services are the quiet achievers of Victoria’s health system. Under increasing pressure and desperate for more resources, they


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Oct 17

Home solar could get a huge kick-along in Victoria over the next few years. Under the ‘Solar Homes’ program, Labor


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May 30

The true value of a Neighbourhood House is counted in more than dollars.


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Oct 31

Revisit the moment that convinced Victorian Coroner Jacqui Hawkins of the need for a safe injecting trial in North Richmond.


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May 3

Investment in mental health, drug and alcohol services and in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the 2017 Victorian Budget will


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Aug 1

Poker machines do immeasurably more harm than good. They create and exacerbate the social disadvantage VCOSS members are then asked


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Jul 20

A new Victorian strategy for Aboriginal health and wellbeing will need to involve Aboriginal people in all aspects, from development


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May 5

  The Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel was established in 2014 with the objective of building the capacity


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May 3

A new report from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM), Review of community recovery following the 2013–14 Victorian bushfires, finds


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Apr 29

VCOSS commends the 2016 Victorian Budget for its support for LGBTI community members, with the announcement of a new Pride


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