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Building Back Better Award


We have been challenged like never before by the global pandemic and extreme weather events, but the resilience of Victorians has shone through. This category recognises a health promotion organisation or program that has been creative and impactful in supporting recovery and improving the health and wellbeing of their community following the impact of recent global or local challenges.


2022 winner for the Building Back Better Award

A group of STOKED Surf Therapy participants on surfboards in the ocean

STOKED Surf Therapy

Brophy Family & Youth Services

Teaching surfing as a therapy program for young people aged between 14 to 25 years.

Find out more about STOKED Surf Therapy


2022 finalists for the Building Back Better Award

Feeling It 2.0 interface on phones.

Feeling It 2.0

Smiling Mind

A six-part multimedia series to help years 7-10 pupils better understand and manage their experiences to build wellbeing, while knowing where to turn for additional support if needed.

Find out more about Feeling It 2.0

Students running on a sports court as participants in Mini Movers program.

Mini Movers in Schools

Leisure Networks

Mini Movers is a series of evidence based physical literacy programs that use sport as a vehicle to improve not only physical literacy but also the overall well-being of children. 

Find out more about Mini Movers

Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.