Health Promotion

Our Health Promotion team runs projects that encourage people to make healthy lifestyle choices.


Our focus areas are:


  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical Wellbeing
  • Reconciliation

Key information

Contact us

Monday to Friday | 9:00am to 5:00pm

Jean Gillespie
(Health Promotion Coordinator)

Phone: 9418 9925


Our Programs and Activities:

Aboriginal Health

Our Aboriginal Health team supports the community through:

  • Highlighting and promoting National Health Campaigns (e.g. NAIDOC week, Sorry Day, Reconciliation Week and Closing the Gap)
  • Community inspired programs, dance classes and events
  • Hosting film nights at Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House

To find out what we have planned in the near future, visit our Groups and Events page.

Gym Memberships

We sell discounted gym memberships for concession card holders. You can purchase a 3 or 12 month membership for Collingwood Leisure Centre, Richmond Leisure Centre and Fitzroy Swimming Pool. For more info contact Lan: on Monday or Thursdays or call our reception 03 9418 9800

Homework Club

Homework Club happens every Tuesday during the school term from 5.30pm-6.30pm for primary and secondary students. Contact Maryan: if you or you child would like to join.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

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Courses are available, contact for more information

Quit partnership

This program seeks to reduce harms caused by cigarettes and e-cigarettes in Victorian public housing. The program was informed by a process of co-design between Quit Victoria, VicHealth, Homes Victoria and a panel of public housing residents from within the City of Yarra, who sought to answer the question: “How can we make it easier to be safe from tobacco-related harm in our community?.” The public housing residents’ panel worked together to develop solutions in response to this question and implement them.

United Cooking Group

The United Cooking group is a resident led project on the Richmond housing estate. The group encourages intercultural connection and sharing of cultural food, spices, and recipes. The group gathers every Thursday 12pm to 2pm at 106 Elizabeth Street, community hub kitchen. People come together to cook and learn about ingredients and spices that are essential in different cultural cuisines.

Vic Kids Eat Well

Vic Kids Eat Well is an exciting Victoria-wide movement to transform food and drink options in schools and community organisations. Our team in partnership with your school can make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of our kids by creating a nutritious food and drink environment. We can improve kids’ mental health, focus, and school performance. We can help to make changes during some of the most important years of kids’ lives.

To find out more and register your school to this free initiative, please visit:

Resources and Helplines

Resources and Helplines Booklet - for mental health resources and support
24 Hour Mental Health Helplines
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