Bendigo Community Health Services and Center for Non-Violence Win Victorian Health Promotion Awards | Bendigo Advertiser

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Two Bendigo organizations have been recognized for their promotional work at the 2021 Victorian Health Promotion Awards announced on Tuesday. Bendigo Community Health Services Health won the Outstanding Health Promotion category for its 5 Ways to Wellbeing program. The Bendigo Center for Nonviolence also won the Stephen Walter Excellence in Health Promotion Marketing category for its You Are Not Alone campaign. MORE NEWS: Bendigo Health sees the number of recalls and pediatric vaccinations drop in the Loddon Mallee area, Siobhan Sullivan, senior health promotion and community engagement officer at BCHS, said it was a “incredible achievement” to be recognized for the project, which had a significant impact. “The 5 Ways to Wellbeing program is a collective effort of the BCHS Health Promotion team over the past four years,” she said. “It has been adapted and strengthened through the creation of great partnerships with other local organizations, schools and community groups – which has had a significant impact on our community. “These actions are communicated and shared through multiple initiatives and campaigns to improve mental well-being. We’re excited to see what the 5 Ways Network can do next. The project works with key community leaders to promote mental health in a wide range of settings – including schools, early learning centers, community organizations and workplaces. OTHER STORIES: The project is improving the mental well-being of the Bendigo community through the five key action areas; Log in, rate it, get active, keep learning, and donate. This includes the “October Action Calendar” of the 5 Ways to Be Wellness during Mental Health Month and promotion during VicHealth’s “This Girl Can”. BCHS recognizes that this work would not be as rewarding or impactful without our community partners and members of the Five Ways Network. These partners include: YMCA Bendigo, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee, Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre, Kalianna School, Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership, Heathcote Health, City of Greater Bendigo and Loddon Shire Council. The statewide awards recognize organizations and individuals who make their communities happier and healthier. Health Minister Martin Foley congratulated the winners for the work they are doing to help others lead happier, healthier and better connected lives. “These inspiring people and organizations have helped Victorians reconnect and rebuild after the continued impacts of the global pandemic and the 2020 bushfires,” he said. “They have gone above and beyond to support the health and well-being of the community during what has been a difficult time, and I thank them for their fantastic work.” More soon. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:


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