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Evidence Based Mental Health
VicHealth and the Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) commissioned Deakin University to develop a mental health promotion evidence resource to fill a gap in available resources to advance policy, research and practice responses to the promotion of mental health and wellbeing.
Arts and social connection
Research report on children at risk in families affected by parental mental illness
VicHealth commissioned this research to determine the extent and distribution of children and young people in families affected by parental mental illness. It is anticipated the findings of this investigation will assist in planning the development of a statewide approach to responding to the needs of these children and young people.
Arts and social connection
Young People and Technology Report
VicHealth commissioned this report to provide an overview of the role of ICTs on young people’s social relations, to provide a framework for understanding the ways in which ICTs impact on their health and wellbeing, and to recommend possible initiatives within the Mental Health Promotion Framework.
Promoting Mental Health: Concepts, Emerging Evidence, Practice
A Report of the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in collaboration with VicHealth and The University of Melbourne. This international book brings to life the mental health dimension of health promotion.
Planning, monitoring and evaluating mental health promotion
This resource helps organisations promote mental health more effectively by assisting in planning and monitoring the many strategies that make a positive contribution to social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Reducing race discrimination
Building Indigenous Leadership: Promoting the Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing of Koori Communities through the Koori Communities Leadership Program
This report records the experience and key learnings of five Koori community-based indigenous leadership projects and the statewide leadership network.
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.