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Reality Check

A Future Healthy initiative

Calling on young people to take a reality check on how they’re connecting with others for their overall wellbeing.

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About Reality Check


  • By: VicHealth in partnership with young content creators and youth media outlets

  • For: young people aged 18 to 25

What: a Future Healthy initiative to encourage young people to make social connections in real-life

When: launched in July 2023

Where: online 

Why: 4 in 5 young people say being socially connected is important for their mental wellbeing – but research tells us they’re the loneliest generation

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Get involved

Head to the pages about our Reality Check initiative on the Future Healthy website:

Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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VicHealth acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.