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‘Chill Skills’ at Yarrawonga primary schools

Yarrawonga Health staff have been trained in the meditation, mood-gym style course known as ‘Chill Skills’ to be able to offer a space outside of normal school and COVID, so that the kids can simply just be ‘kids’.

A community recipe for success

Local people share a slice of their love of food through their stories and healthy recipes, inspiring people to cook more at home for better health outcomes.

Vaping is prohibited in smoke-free areas

Vaping (use of e-cigarettes) has become increasingly more common over time and many people who have never smoked are now using e-cigarette products. This is contributing to a lack of understanding in the community that the laws that apply to smoking, also apply to vaping.

Welcome to Yarra Ranges Food Connections

Yarra Ranges Food Connections (YRFC) is a group of not-for-profit services and individuals aiming to improve the Yarra Ranges food system, in response to emerging evidence that a more sustainable and local food system has major benefits for both human health and climate impact by helping to mitigate emissions, improving access to fresh and affordable local food, finding solutions to food waste and recycling.

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.

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