Category description 31 Jan, 2023

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


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


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


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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