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 finalists for the Future Healthy Award
City in the Community and Narre Warren South P12 College
Sport and leadership activities to engage students whose physical and mental well-being were adversely affected by the pandemic and lockdowns.
The Bridge (Kids Power Up)
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.
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
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.
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.