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Our health and wellbeing priorities

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We support partnerships and initiatives that promote the liveability, health and wellbeing of our growing communities.   

As outlined in the Liveability Plan, these are our 7 long-term health and wellbeing priorities:

Good mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness.

A positive state of mental health and wellbeing is about:

  • feeling good
  • being able to cope with life’s stressors
  • an ability to work productively
  • realising individual potential and an ability to contribute to family and community life.

Download the mental health fact sheet 

What we're doing

Support services

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Social cohesion is the ‘glue’ that holds communities together. It’s about people being connected and included and feeling part of their community. It refers to the sense of trust within neighbourhoods and people’s willingness to help their neighbour.

Download the social cohesion fact sheet

What we're doing

Support services

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Safety is about being and feeling safe. It is about protecting people from danger and preventing harm where there are known hazards or risks to personal safety.

Download the safety fact sheet

What we’re doing

• International Safer Communities Designation
• Facilitating the Cardinia Crime Action Group
  • CCTV cameras 
• Minimising the impact of fire, flood and emergencies  
• Creating road safety improvements 

Support services 

Family violence is any violent, threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour that occurs in current or past family, domestic or intimate relationships. This includes not only physical injury but direct or indirect threats, sexual assault, emotional and psychological torment, economic control, damage to property, social isolation and any behaviour which causes a person to live in fear. 

Download the family violence fact sheet

What we're doing 

Preventing family violence web page

Obesity is one of the leading risk factors for lifestyle-related illness across Australia. People who experience obesity have a much higher risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Download the obesity fact sheet 

What we're doing

Support services

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Financial security means basic living costs are met for housing, food, transport, health and education. A household experiencing financial stress is not able to meet basic costs, which can affect their ability to participate fully in their community and can have significant impacts on their health and wellbeing.

Download the financial vulnerability fact sheet 

What we're doing

Support services

5 Red Cross volunteers at the bushfire recovery centre

Addiction to tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling can have a harmful impact on individuals, their families and the broader community. Harms can include burdens on a person’s health, relationships, job security, social isolation and community safety.

Download the tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling fact sheet

What we're doing

Support services