Beyond the bubble wrap: Understanding parents’ fears in allowing their children to play and travel independently

To investigate the role that parental fear plays in shaping children’s independence and physical activity, and find solutions to help parents give their children greater freedom, VicHealth has initiated and funded a three-year study (2012 to 2015), undert More

Australians' attitudes to violence against women

Findings from the 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS). This survey tells us how far we have come in challenging a culture that allows violence against women to occur. More

VicHealth Alcohol Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge: Alcohol

Launched on 13 October, the Innovation Challenge: Alcohol is an initiative of VicHealth that asks for your help to change the culture of drinking in Victoria. More

Young people drinking at a bar

A snapshot of Victoria's alcohol culture

A summary of selected findings from an Australian-first population-wide survey to measure Victoria's alcohol culture, particularly among Victorians aged 16 years and older. More

Funding open – Increasing Female Participation in Sport Initiative

VicHealth wants to work with State Sporting Associations (SSAs) that are committed and have capacity to get more females in Victoria regularly active through sport, and champion women's sport and health.

Letter to editor from VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter ...

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter says children who live in rural and regional Victoria are more independent than children living in metropolitan areas.


Parents forced to walk the fine line between ...

VicHealth has released the preliminary findings of a major research study, the first of its kind in Australia, examining the role that parental fear plays in shaping children’s independence and physical activity.


Half of Victorian parents worried about harm ...

Almost half (48%) of Victorian parents of children aged nine to 15 are worried about their child’s safety when they are not with an adult because a stranger might approach them.


He almost killed me: Migrants left trapped in ...

Migrant women facing domestic violence are being left even more isolated due to a lack of cultural awareness and community support.

23.10.2014   Special Broadcasting Service - News

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace sm ...

SymbolPriceChange RAI 61.47 +0.44 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.

23.10.2014   Yahoo!7 Finance

What to eat to improve your mental health

Medical research finds eating fruit has significant impact on mental wellbeing.

22.10.2014   The New Daily

To honour Luke we must listen to Rosie

IT was hard not to be moved by Rosie Batty’s tearful, emotional testimony at yesterday’s inquest into the death of her beloved son, Luke.

21.10.2014   The Courier-Mail (Blog)

Walk towards better health

Research released this week has revealed that children who live in rural and regional Victoria are more independent than children

20.10.2014   Bendigo Advertiser

Preston student says exercise, no traffic best ...

BRIANNA Feigan is looking forward to being part of the Walk to School initiative this month because she loves the exercise and

20.10.2014   Herald Sun - Leader

Reclaim the Night: Fight against violence co ...

Reclaim the Night, a movement promoting women’s right to live their lives free from violence, rape and fear, will mark its

18.10.2014   The Weekly Review Melbourne Times

Obesity, cancer, mental health. What links them ...

There’s been a lot of discussion about obesity this week.

17.10.2014   The Conversation

YWCA targets respectful relationships for teens ...

The increasing role of social media in the sex lives of young people has prompted calls for teenagers to be better informed

17.10.2014   The Canberra Times

What do parents fear? Unwrapping the bubble-wrap ...

Rural or metropolitan?

16.10.2014   Australian Business

Stranger danger a big worry

WODONGA parents are more fearful about their child being harmed by a stranger than they are about their general safety while alone

15.10.2014   The Border Mail

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food program gets ...

An evaluation by Deakin University of Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food program in Ipswich, Queensland, has shown the

15.10.2014   Good Food

Walking the line between safety and good hea ...

LIKE most people, I look back on my childhood with fond memories of summer evenings and being out playing with my friends.

14.10.2014   Herald Sun - ePaper

Time to take the bubble wrap off our kids

STRANGER danger is threatening to exacerbate Australia’s child obesity crisis amid concerns too many children aren’t allowed to

14.10.2014   The Daily Telegraph

Sugary beverage consumption linked to memory ...

A study conducted by the University of Southern California has found links between the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages

14.10.2014   Food Magazine

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