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  • It's time to talk about mental health

    It's time to talk about Mental Health

    Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime but too many people don’t speak up for fear of stigma and discrimination. It’s time to start a new conversation - mental health is something which affects us all.

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  • Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    As of December 2019, coronavirus (COVID-19) is a newly identified virus that can cause respiratory illness, including pneumonia.

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  • Bushfire(450x230)-Dec 2015

    Bushfire aftermath - safety tips

    When returning to your property, make sure you are aware of the dangers and take steps to protect your health and safety.

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    Cosmetic procedures

    Like any form of surgery, cosmetic procedures need a specialist surgeon trained in the procedure, including appropriate recovery time, healing and proper care. Find out how you can choose a qualified and reputable medical practitioner for your procedure.

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  • Maternal and Child Health graphic

    Child health

    In the first five years life, a child’s brain and body develops more quickly than at any other time. When babies are young, their learning and development mostly happens within the family at home.

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  • WEHI researcher Jane Visvader and colleague looking at genetic tests

    Genetic services and support

    Genetic services in Victoria provide a range of tests to identify genetic conditions or chromosomal abnormalities. Learn about genetics and the services and support that is available to you and your family.

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  • Billowing smoke from a fire

    Smoke and your health

    Smoke from fires can reduce air quality, and exposure to smoke can affect you and your family's health.  Avoid smoke by staying indoors or by moving to an area away from the smoke. For ongoing information and updates on fires and smoke in Victoria, go to the Vic Emergency website.

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  • Boy and girl jumping into lake water.

    Water Safety

    When it's hot cooling off in the water is great, but you need to take certain precautions to stay safe. Before taking the plunge find out how you and your family can reduce the risks and stay safe.

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  • Womens Nutrician Needs image

    Women's nutrition for life

    The best opportunities for good health come from a combination of individual choices such as being more active, not smoking, going easy on alcohol and eating healthily. But what exactly does eating healthily involve?

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Events and activities

  • Love your body

    Febfast - what will you give up

    Choose from giving up sugar, alcohol, sitting too long or eating meat for all of February and help raise fund for Australia's disadvantaged youth.

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  • Picture of Mum and daughter

    Family violence

    Sexual, domestic and family violence can happen to anyone — that is, a person from any country, religion, sexuality, gender, social background or culture. No matter what your relationship to someone is, sexual, domestic and family violence are never OK.

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