The Health & Wellbeing Pillar has delivered a broad range of projects that have enhanced the health and wellbeing outcomes across the G21 region.
Here we outline a number of significant completed projects and resources.
Service coordination aims to place consumers at the centre of service delivery ensuring that they have access to the services they need, opportunities for early intervention and health promotion and improved health outcomes.
The practice of service coordination particularly supports more effective ways of working with people with complex and multiple needs.
Addressing Disadvantage through social housing demonstrates the strong commitment to address the underlying causes of disadvantage within the G21 region.
This paper has been developed by the G21 Affordable Housing Working Group and canvasses two regional 'perspectives' as part of the national debate.
The Enhancing Care Coordination project was a collaboration between primary care managers from across the BSW region and have focused their attention and efforts on five primary care indicators across the region
The Spreading the Message project offered young people in the G21 region a platform to contribute towards reconciliation, with an aim to improve community connectedness and social inclusion of people from all backgrounds.
The G21 Refugee and Asylum Seeker group is committed to strengthening collaboration and integration across organisations in order to maximise health & wellbeing outcomes.
The stark reality of family violence and its all-to-often tragic impacts on innocent women and children was the focus of the G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar’s Violence Against Women & Children Partner Forum held on Wednesday, 22 July 2015.
Presentations from the forum can be downloaded here MORE
In 2014, The Economic Value of Volunteering in the G21 Region Strategy was produced which heightens awareness of the significant contribution volunteers make to the local economy and provides individual agencies, clubs and organisations with evidence with which to advocate to government authorities and funding bodies
Access G21 project activities will engage people from various groups to develop consistent access standards across the community's built and natural environments.
PLEASE NOTE: Access G21 is dependent on acquiring additional external funding. Once funding has been secured, further updates will follow.
The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Policy and Advocacy Working Group is working to improve community connectedness and social inclusion for refugees and asylum seekers in the G21 region.
The Disability Inclusion Partnership formed in 2011 to advocate for an integrated approach to improve opportunities for young people with a disability in the G21 region.
The award-winning ‘Belonging and Connecting’ multi-media project was created to motivate people with disabilities to connect and participate in their communities. The project produced a series of vignette’s promoting the stories of nine amazing young people with disabilities who have successfully integrated into their local communities. The vignettes showcase their strength and determination and the positive contributions they are making.
The G21 region became part of a growing international movement aimed at boosting kids’ mental wellbeing through increased outdoor activity with reduced direct adult supervision. The campaign targeted the parents of children aged up to 8 years, encouraging families to create a list of experiences they wished their children to have before they reached age 8.
Young men aged between 15-25 years have been identified as a cohort that are at significant risk of developing a gambling problem. A series of resources have been completed to provides a number of useful tips on signs to look out for in a friend's behavior if they are concerned about their gambling, as well as possible steps to take if they wish to try and assist their mates to seek help.
The G21 Freedom from Discrimination Action Group was a partnership of organisations who worked to address discrimination and support the diversity of people within the G21 region. The Action Group produced a number of resources to assist people who were affected by discrimination.
The G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar Refugee Health Project was a one-off initiative based on a pilot project run by WestBay Alliance and Brimbank / Melton Primary Care Partnership (PCP). The project aimed to support improved General Practitioner (GP) integration and service coordination for refugee clients. Funds were allocated to each of the 8 PCPs where Refugee Health Nurses were situated through the Primary Health Branch of the Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) including Geelong and Colac.
The G21 Regional Volunteering Strategy (2012) provides direction for the future involvement and support of volunteers and volunteering in the G21 region, recognising that volunteering is central to a healthy and inclusive community for its future wellbeing and sustainability.