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This guide has been developed to help organisations introduce bystander initiatives as part of their work to reduce sexist and sexually harassing behaviours. It explains what bystander action is and...
Research and publications
3 min read
22 May 2019
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/how-be-active-bystander
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Research and publications
4 min read
5 Aug 2019
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/resources/vichealth-strategies/physical-activity-strategy-2019-2023
We know the vast majority of Victorians think it’s important that sporting clubs provide an environment that makes women and girls feel welcome, and provides leadership opportunities for women...
Research and publications
2 min read
7 Oct 2019
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/quick-wins-checklist-sporting-clubs
What’s holding us back from moving more , and how do we overcome it? Let’s say an old friend invites you to join their social netball league, and you’ve never played netball before. Are...
Podcast
26 min read
13 Dec 2022
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/podcasts/lets-get-physical-why-we-need-change-how-we-think-about-physical-activity
This version aims to assist Victorian community sports clubs to build healthier sporting environments that are more inclusive and welcoming of everyone in their community, particularly women, girls,...
Research and publications
1 min read
26 Sep 2022
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/everyone-wins-community-sporting-clubs
Our research is all about seeing the bigger picture in health. We’re here to understand what drives preventable disease and the interventions needed to take action and make change. It’s at the...
Research and publications
2 min read
28 Nov 2014
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/physical-activity-and-sport-female-participation-sport
Read our evidence-based tips on selecting mental health program providers for sports clubs, leagues and associations.Key messages Providing mental health programs to participants in sports...
Research and publications
3 min read
11 Jan 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/how-select-mental-health-program-providers-sports-clubs
We want to see a future that is vibrant, active and connected. Where everyone can easily get around and leave the car at home.Together with researchers, government and policymakers, we want to make...
Research and publications
2 min read
15 Dec 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/how-can-we-get-more-people-using-active-transport
Riding a bike is good for health, the planet and connecting people to places for work and play. Despite this, bike riding participation in Victoria is low.To inform planning and practice, there is a...
Research and publications
2 min read
29 Nov 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/monash-university-lga-bike-riding-typologies
We know that our postcode is one of the strongest predictors of our life expectancy. This is because the built environment shapes our health in many ways. Access to parks and open spaces, healthy and affordable food, sports and recreation opportunities, healthcare services, public transport, education, and employment, all affect our ability to access and achieve good health. That’s why our 10-year strategy focuses on better planning and how we design for safer, fairer, healthier, and more connected neighbourhoods.
Landing page
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10 Jul 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/resources/vichealth-strategies/vichealth-strategy-2023-2033/neighbourhood-and-built-systems
Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.