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International Day of People with Disability
Victorians with disability need better opportunities for good health and wellbeing
Discrimination and exclusion is taking its toll on the health of Victorians with disability, with new VicHealth research released today highlighting significantly lower levels of physical activity and mental wellbeing amongst Victoria’s disability community.
Partner release - National Community Attitudes Survey
New research uncovers disturbing Australian attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality
A major study released today has found that a concerning number of Australians still hold outdated and harmful views about gender equality and violence against women.
Support for worker wellbeing in the Latrobe Valley
Businesses from across the Latrobe Valley are invited to come and learn how to boost their workers’ mental wellbeing at a free workshop hosted by the Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration, a partnership between SuperFriend, VicHealth and WorkSafe Victoria.
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- 03.12.2018 Improved opportunities for good health and wellbeing needed for Victorians with disability Discrimination and exclusion is taking its toll on the health of Victorians with disability, with new VicHealth research released today...<br/><br/>and life satisfaction than people without disability. VicHealth Chief Executive Jerril Rechter said the research showed the critical need… Australasian Leisure Management
- 03.12.2018 LETTER: What we learn from walking to school A NEW program trialled in two Victorian primary schools has resulted in an impressive 34 per cent increase in...<br/><br/>school. Now they have experienced it their children are keen to do it more often, which is great. Jerril Rechter, VicHealth chief executive… Sunraysia Daily (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 01.12.2018 Paddling female strength on Lake Wendouree THIS could be the new female dominated sport. A growing appeal for females trying stand up paddleboarding in places...<br/><br/>Three in five Victorian women do not get enough physical activity, a VicHealth study shows, with more than half worrying about being judged… The Courier (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 30.11.2018 Wodonga Gold Cup 2018: Who's it gonna hurt? Among the punting and frivolity, Wodonga Cup had a serious message this year, with the final races asking racegoers...<br/><br/>enjoying yourself, but it was important people were responsible. Launched by VicHealth and Wodonga Council on Monday, the ‘Who’s it gonna… The Border Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 30.11.2018 21pc Blame Women For Being Hit A major study released on Friday has found a disturbing number of Australians still hold views about women the...<br/><br/>forward with claims of violence and sexual assault,” she said. VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter, which led the NCAS study in 2009 and 2013,… Southburnett.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 30.11.2018 One in five say DV is ‘normal reaction to day-to-day stress’: New research confirms alarming attitudes A concerning number of Australians hold outdated and harmful attitudes to violence against women and gender equality. A fifth of...<br/><br/>to put this knowledge into action.” Health promotion foundation VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter, which led the NCAS study in 2009 and 2013,… Women's Agenda
- 30.11.2018 Disturbing Australian attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality uncovered in new research The National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey used a representative sample of 17,500 Australians.<br/><br/>against violence against women and sexism.” Health promotion foundation VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter, which led the NCAS study in 2009 and… The University of New South Wales
- 29.11.2018 Wodonga Council and VicHealth launch 'Who's it gonna hurt?' alcohol campaign A normal bloke, eight to ten stubbies a night. A slab to himself on a Saturday night. Wodonga’s Michael Rose wasn’...<br/><br/>month journey to reduce his drinking was the subject of a Wodonga Council and VicHealth ‘Who’s it gonna hurt?’ campaign and documentary.… The Border Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 29.11.2018 Kids hit their stride Walking trial gets children moving<br/><br/>, 8, and Lucy, 6, love walking to school. A new VicHealth-funded program trialled in two Victorian primary schools saw an increase of 34… Pressdisplay - Herald Sun (Epaper)
- 28.11.2018 Pilot program finds simple ‘nudges’ increase active transport Stickers, a colourful route marked out on the footpath and a healthy dose of competition are the simple and cheap “...<br/><br/>got the recommended hour of physical activity each day, VicHealth chief Jerril Rechter said walking to school was an important way of… The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 28.11.2018 Club hits off with new game The Werribee Hockey Club is introducing two new forms of the game for summer. Summer hockey co-ordinator Tim Pickersgill said J-Ball, a...<br/><br/>Sixers programs have been developed by Hockey Victoria, in partnership with VicHealth, to attract people of all levels of fitness and skills… Star Weekly
- 28.11.2018 Rochester primary students mark the end of Walk to School month. LAST week students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Rochester walked from Rotary Park to school with a CFA escort to mark the end of Walk...<br/><br/>and build healthy habits, confidence and friendships.” VicHealth chief executive Jerril Rechter said each year the Walk to School program… The McIvor Times
- 27.11.2018 Dad and daughter carve memories together RYE father and daughter Jim and Anna McCauley are carving some special memories as they work alongside each other on the southern...<br/><br/>connection for many families. The event attracted the support of Vic Health, Mornington Peninsula Tourism, and Vision Australia, who ran it… Mornington Peninsula News
- 26.11.2018 Primary pupils learn less screen time and more green time is good for the body and mind A program to increase physical activity in Ballarat’s children and reduce their screen time has received a big tick...<br/><br/>Passport Pilot Program was piloted for four weeks in conjunction with VicHealth’s Walk to School program, with the data they collected now… The Courier (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 23.11.2018 City says no to violence with 16 Days of Activism campaign WARRNAMBOOL will be a shade of orange for the next 16 days in an effort to curb violence against women. The 16 Days...<br/><br/>a healthier community.” She said changing attitudes towards women was crucial. “There has been a lot of research done by an organisation called Our Watch and VicHealth to determine the drivers of violence, as in what are the causes,” she said. … The Standard (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
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