Health & Wellbeing Pillar Update

Latest Pillar Activity
Health and Wellbeing Pillar

The G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar Healthy Eating and Active Living(HEAL) Initiative held their annual Evaluation Workshop on Thursday 17 July. This session explored, celebrated and summarised the year of HEAL activity through presentations from each of the six working groups present on outcomes from the HEAL plan. This was followed by a series of breakout room sessions that explored learnings from the year, and a particular focus on the ability of the collective to pivot with the onset of the pandemic.

The results of the evaluation will be compiled into a comprehensive report, which will form the basis of DHHS reporting for IHP funded organisations, as well as providing summaries of activity for the five LGAs MPHWB Plans.

The three part series of workshops to progress the “towards a new model of HWB planning” with Lenny Jenner will commence on Monday 23 July. The series will be trialled in the first instance in the SCS, with an exploration of roles and responsibilities, expectations and accountability across LGAs, health services and NGOs.

Other activities include evaluation of the Prevention of Violence against Women and Children work, commencing work into the 10-year anniversary of the “Growing up in G21” project, and capturing a 2020 update. The “Growing up in G21” document is anticipated to form that basis of LGAs Early Years Plans which are due for renewal in 2021.

Members of the G21 HWB Executive, along with the Chair, David Meade, and Director HWB have been participating in the VicPCP Strategic Operating Model, and review of potential new models of PCPs.

Along with the update to a new look G21 website, the G21 HWB Pillar will merge with the G21 website. This is an exciting opportunity to simplify the way our online resource work, make it far more user friendly and strengthen our connection with the other G21 Pillars.

Our website is updated daily with links around the latest COVID-19 advice and updates from DHHS, as well as comprehensive links around mental health and wellbeing, how to prevent infection and spread, and emergency relief and links to support for those experiencing financial distress.

G21 HWB Pillar, along with Sirovilla have begun the recruitment process for the Project Manager of Social Housing. This role will sit within the HWB Pillar Team and will work across the G21 Region.