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Future Healthy Award

Close up image of four young girls smiling

Supporting young people’s health and wellbeing now sets them up for a healthy future. This category recognises a health promotion organisation or program working with Victoria’s young people facing greater barriers to improve their health and wellbeing.


2022 winner for the Future Healthy Award

Victorian Indigenous Surfing Program

Surfing Victoria

One of the longest running Indigenous engagement programs in the country. Moving into its 25th year, the program utilises surfing as a vehicle to connect Indigenous Victorians with the ocean, their community and nature whilst learning new skills, water safety knowledge and healthy habits.

Victorian Indigenous Surfing Program


2022 finalists for the Future Healthy Award

Bouncing back

City in the Community and Narre Warren South P12 College

Group photo of City in the Community participants on the sports field

Sport and leadership activities to engage students whose physical and mental well-being were adversely affected by the pandemic and lockdowns.

Bouncing back video


The Bridge (Kids Power Up)

Kids Thrive

Raising children’s awareness of both the joys and risks of computer gaming - empowering them to take control of their own gaming and support their friends to take control of their gaming.

The Bridge


Minus18 Young Leaders Program


Helping LGBTQIA+ young people develop new skills & confidence, form and strengthen connection to community and equip them with the confidence and skills to lead the next generation of queer worth.

Young Leaders


Youth Guerrilla Garden

Bellarine Community Health

A youth-led community garden with regular food growing and sustainability workshops, facilitated by skilled health promotion staff. Participants are invited to guide the workshop topics and take ownership over the garden space.

Youth Guerrilla Garden

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Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022

VicHealth acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and future.

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VicHealth acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

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