Feeling like you belong and being part of a group are intrinsic to better mental health and wellbeing. We now know that social isolation can have a negative effect on your health.


We are social creatures, and our social connections include the people we know; friends we confide in, the family we belong to and the community we live in. Are you part of a sporting team, volunteer effort or regular social activity?


Ideas for getting connected:

  • join a community group, church, service club, or professional or political association
  • participate in social activities with your family, friends and community groups
  • volunteer – opportunities include gardening, assisting others, working with animals and more. Volunteers gain work experience, skills, personal satisfaction and new friendships and support networks. For ideas on how to get involved go to: www.volunteer.vic.gov.au.

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Get involved with new activities that provide a fun and social way for women to improve their health and wellbeing.

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Community Activation Program

This VicHealth program aims to create places in your community that offer you a chance to join physical activities and meet people.

VicHealth Community Activation Program

Changing the Game: Increasing Female participation in Sport Initiative

Not enough girls and women do any regular physical activity. Six sporting codes are working with us to encourage Victorians to get active and to raise the profile of female sports.

Increasing Female Participation in Sport Initiative

A healthier life

Do you exercise daily, sleep enough, and eat well? Or are you stressed, sedentary or isolated? Embrace a healthier life today with our 10 strategies for everyday health.

Be Healthy