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Shade Grants Program Round 7 closing soon

The aim of the Shade Grants Program is to reduce Victorians' exposure to UV radiation by increasing shade in public places across the state and by promoting the uptake of sun protective practices. Victorian government schools and eligible community groups are being invited to apply.

QUIT's new resources provide need-to-know information about e-cigarettes

In response to a concerning increase in the number of teenagers who are accessing and using e-cigarette products, or vaping, particularly in and around schools, QUIT Victoria has developed resources to help teenagers, parents and teachers understand the health risks associated with using e-cigarettes or vaping.

New after-hours supports in Ballarat when people need it most

Because mental health doesn’t know how to tell time and alcohol and other drug support needs aren’t always between 9am and 5pm, from April 2022, in a first for the region, the Ballarat community will have access to mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs (AOD) supports after traditional business hours.

Registered carers keeping connected throughout COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown period in 2020, and the subsequent impact on mental health due to increased isolation, the registered carers with the Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) told us they needed to be more active - and keep connected.

Bringing positive food options to community settings

Working alongside the existing health promotion workforce, new Healthy Kids Advisors will aim to transform food and drink options in the places where children and families gather — from outside-school-hours care to sports clubs, council facilities and more.

Improving ventilation in workplaces

Supporting workplaces and community settings to improve ventilation is key for Victorian business recovery and a safe Return-To-Work.

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