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.


Family violence is the scourge of the southeast: ...

SPECIAL REPORT: ADVOCATES, experts and volunteers are raising awareness, and money, to fight the escalating problem of domestic

31.10.2014   Herald Sun - Leader

Exercise Shown To Reduce Stress-Induced Depr ...

Exercise Shown To Reduce Stress-Induced Depression New studies from Sweden have shown that physical activity can help protect


Want to Add More Years to Your Life? Then Get ...

Want to Add More Years to Your Life?


The fat $4 billion a year bill for obesity in ...

THE nation’s expanding waistlines are costing the hospital system $4 billion a year and the overweight and obese are using one

31.10.2014   Perth Now

Portable standing desk just what the doctor ...

The benefits of using a standing desk are well documented, and one innovative Australian doctor has invented a portable standing

30.10.2014   The Riverina Leader

Sydney reclaims the night

Thousands of men, women and families are set to take the streets of Sydney next Friday on October 31 to rally against all forms

30.10.2014   Alternative Media Group

Howey Place in Melbourne CBD to become smoke-free ...

A BUSY city laneway is set to become the latest smoke-free zone.


Concerns obesity contributing to increasing cancer ...

More Victorians are surviving cancer for longer than five years, but experts are worried obesity is contributing to increasing

27.10.2014   The Canberra Times

Obesity a principal cancer risk factor for Victorians: ...

Obesity has emerged as a major cancer risk factor in Victoria, the Victorian Cancer Council says.

27.10.2014   The Canberra Times

Family violence in south-west surges

FAMILY violence cases being heard in south-west courts are increasing by the hundreds each year.

24.10.2014   The Standard

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

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