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Physical activity and sport
A Growing Concern (Children & Physical Activity)
What do the leading researchers think? What does the latest research tell us about children and physical activity? What input can children have to influence their own environment? And what role can parents and families play?
A Plan for Action 2005–2007: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing
VicHealth's second mental health promotion plan has been designed not only to guide our work in mental health promotion, but also as a resource for those across a range of sectors who are seeking to maximise opportunities to promote mental health and wellbeing in their programs, policies and practices.
VicHealth Mental Health Promotion Evidence Review
In 2003 the Sydney Health Projects Group was commissioned to undertake a review of the literature pertaining to the VicHealth Mental Health Promotion Framework. The report provides a summary of the evidence reviewed and a discussion of the implications of the research for consideration by VicHealth.
Violence against women
The Health Costs of Violence: Measuring the burden of disease caused by intimate partner violence
This publication is a summary of a study conducted to assess the health impact of intimate partner violence on women. The study was supported by VicHealth in partnership with the Department of Human Services and was conducted with contributions from a range of experts from across Victoria and elsewhere.
Violence against women
Public Health, Mental Health and Violence Against Women - Scoping Report
This monograph canvasses the most recent global, national and Victorian research which examines the nature and incidence of violence against women. It also enumerates the costs of this violence, in terms of mental and physical health, and the social and economic costs borne by the whole of the community as a consequence of the combination of cultural and individual factors that give rise to violence against women.
Reducing race discrimination
Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of New Arrival Communities
This publication illustrates a range of strategies for promoting mental health and wellbeing in new arrival communities from research and community strengthening through to advocacy and social marketing.
Arts and social connection
Creative Connections: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing through Community Arts Participation
This publication outlines the findings from the evaluation of projects supported through the Community Arts Participation Scheme. Creative Connections Video also available.