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Vic Health Update 1 February 2024

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2024, here we come! 

Since our very first day we’ve been advocating for good health for all Victorians. 37 years on and our goal is still the same.

Here’s an overview of (some of) the work we’re doing this year and what you can expect to hear about from us over the next 12 months. 

Future Healthy programs 

Not only do we believe all young people deserve a future that is healthy, but we also think they should help shape what that future actually looks like. This idea lives at the core of all our Future Healthy initiatives and is the reason so many of our programs are self-determined by young people. 

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Future Reset 

This year will have a strong focus on highlighting mental health literacy. 

As we continue to work with our arts partners to enhance mental wellbeing and social connection through building meaningful and inclusive environments.

Future Active

Co-designing safe, inclusive and welcoming space for young people remains our top priority.

Together with Reclink we will continue to utilise underused spaces in the community to encourage more young people to be physically active.

Food Hubs 

This year our food hub partners will continue to empower the next generation to learn about the food system and how they can mobilise their communities to transform their local areas. 

Celebrating diverse food cultures and social connection will also remain a focus in this space. 

TheMHS Forum 2024 Connecting with People


TheMHS Forum 2024 program will explore the tensions, barriers, solutions, and remaining challenges in developing a mental health system that is inclusive of the full context in which a person lives their life.

With outstanding featured speakers drawn from Australasia and beyond, TheMHS Forum 2024 is not to be missed! Register now to receive our Early Bird Discount, only for a limited time!

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Hamper Donation Request – Headspace Bentleigh


Hi everyone,

The holiday season is almost here and for the 3rd year in a row headspace is organising a Hamper drive, with the aim of putting a smile on the faces of those young people and families doing it tough.

We are currently seeking donations. If you, your team or your family/friends would like to assist us with this great cause, please let us know! Every parcel is different, so donations can be small or large; every little bit goes a long way!

Here are some suggestions as a guide of what you could donate:

  • Non-perishable food and non-alcoholic drinks,
  • Art supplies,
  • Essential toiletries
  • Self-care items (e.g., journals, candles)
  • Small clothing items (e.g., socks, beanies, hats)
  • Sensory items
  • Vouchers
  • Anything that screams, “This will make someone’s day!”

Our goal is to provide 40 hampers to young people accessing headspace Early Psychosis services!

We can come and collect any items you are willing to donate, or you could drop them into the headspace Bentleigh centre located on the Ground Floor at 973 Nepean Hwy, Bentleigh 3204. We are open business hours Monday- Friday.

 Our request is three-fold:

  1. Next time you are shopping, please consider purchasing a couple of additional items to kindly donate to this Hamper drive;
  2. Please share the attached Hamper Donation Request Letter with your local networks; and
  3. If you follow @headspace_bentleigh on Instagram, please share our two pinned headspace holiday hamper posts on your own platforms.

We will be collecting donations until Monday 11 December, so please get your Santa hat on and encourage everyone to get into the holiday spirit.

Let’s try and make this holiday season unforgettable, not just for us but for those who need it most.

Kind regards,

mia mcculloch
senior administration officer
early psychosis hBentleigh

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T 03 9076 9400

F 03 9076 9444