Overview

VicHealth focuses on strengthening social connections to improve health and wellbeing – both mental and physical.

Action plan

Building health through arts and new media is the VicHealth action plan for improving health through social connection

Local government programs

The LEAP program encourages greater social engagement through arts and cultural activities.

MOTION

The MOTION program fuses creative community engagement with increased physical activity to build social connection.

Technology programs

Technology provides many opportunities for new and creative initiatives that promote participation, social connection a

Partnered projects

VicHealth supports a range of social connection, arts and new media projects with a variety of partners.

Research

VicHealth funds research that increases understanding of the effects of social factors on health.

Resources and useful links

Resources to help you find further information about how social connection improves health.