Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Forum

Mental Health Foundation is holding a Mental Health Forum on Monday 14th October. The focus of the forum will be Youth Mental Health with the aim being to promote awareness about mental health and wellbeing among local communities by removing stigma associated with it.

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EHN Practitioner Meetings

The EHN Practitioner Meeting provides a great opportunity for practitioners and allied services to come together to share information and ideas and to enhance your professional networks.

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Victorian Homelessness Conference

Discover ---- Share ----- Grow

With homelessness at crisis levels, how will we shape a future without it? Join us to share, discover and learn over two jam-packed days at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 14th & 15th October.  

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Specialist Homelessness Sector (SHS) Transition Plan

The plan was developed by government funding provided to the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) through DHSS and guided by an Executive Advisory Group (EAG), and leaders from across both the SHS and DHHS. The content of the plan reflects the input of consultations held with the SHS and others around the state in late 2017.

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5 reasons the Mental Health Royal Commission must examine housing & homelessness - CHP article

5 reasons the Mental Health Royal Commission must examine housing & homelessness - CHP article

Council to Homeless Persons
22nd Jan 2019

The Victorian Government is establishing a Royal Commission into Mental Health.

The Royal Commission will provide recommendations on how to best support Victorians with mental illness. 

The Terms of Reference are currently being developed through a consultation process, and when finalised they’ll outline the parameters of the Royal Commission’s task.

CHP has some concerns that the draft Terms of Reference don’t mention housing and homelessness. We hope this oversight will be remedied through this initial consultation process.

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HAAG - Homelessness Action Plan project - survey for professionals and older people

Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) is working with a Reference Group and the Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-group to develop the Homelessness Action Plan. They need you and older people to get involved.

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DHHS Health Alert : Hepatitis A Outbreak. Vaccination program extended

Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria
Issued to: Health professionals and general public

More cases of hepatitis A have been identified in Victoria. As of 23 November 2018, there were 211 confirmed outbreak cases, 10 probable, 13 possible cases and two deaths. 

The free two-dose hepatitis A vaccination program has been extended to further control the hepatitis A outbreak in Victoria. 


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National Housing Conference - Darwin 2019

Darwin Convention Centre

Tue 27 – Fri 30 August 2019

The biennial National Housing Conference is the largest gathering for the social and affordable housing sectors in Australasia. In 2019 the NHC will be held in Darwin for the first time in its history. Registrations are now live with super saver pricing. Review the program snapshot and register now.

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Swinburne University research study survey - brain injury

Swinburne University invites you to participate in a research study to explore knowledge of brain injury among frontline professionals who work with individuals experiencing homelessness across Australia. 

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My Health Record Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information

A My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one.

If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out before 31 January 2019. (EXTENDED)

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Do you know the difference between Social, Community, Public, Aboriginal and Affordable housing?

Do you know the difference between Social, Community, Public, Aboriginal and Affordable housing? #everybodyshome have created a breakdown for you.

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DHHS notice: Safety notice about heaters

The Australian Gas Association and Energy Safe Victoria has issued safety notices for the Pyrox or Vulcan 48 series Space Heaters. 

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100,000 Homes - The movement for housing security for all Australians

A campaign to build 100,000 new, desperately needed affordable homes in order to alleviate the homelessness and housing crisis in Australia  

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