Health and Wellbeing

Sep 10

Engaging with culturally diverse and Aboriginal people in a tailored, safe and appropriate manner is crucial to ensuring those communities


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Aug 9

VicHealth CEO, Dr Sandro Demaio, on why we must build a common understanding of what a wellbeing economy can offer


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Aug 6

I can’t help but feel a sharp sense of dread and loss when someone asks, “So, what do you do?”


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May 31

The Budget includes $3.8 billion to begin implementation of the Mental Health Royal Commission recommendations.


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May 28

Communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires will benefit from investment in essential services.


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The 2021-22 Budget invests $354 million to support victim survivors and address family violence.


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Mar 16

It can be painful to tell our own stories (again, and again, and again…).


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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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Mar 11

A guest post from Megan Weier at the Centre for Social Impact. When governments talk about ‘progress’, it’s almost always


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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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