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Healthy Parks Healthy People Central
If you’re interested in finding out more about research on the link between contact with nature and the benefits to health and wellbeing, visit HPHP Central.
Here you will find the latest international research, innovations and programs.
Studies show there is a significant relationship between people's mental health and their local environment.
Read beyondblue’s study reviewing Australian and international research - Beyond Blue to Green: The benefits of contact with nature for mental health and well-being.
Geelong's Active in Parks, a Healthy Parks Healthy People program
Geelong’s Active in Parks is an innovative program which aims to connect people across the Geelong region to parks and open spaces as a way of enhancing their physical and mental health. It is a joint program of Parks Victoria, People & Parks Foundation and G21 – Geelong Region Alliance and is sponsored by Medibank Community Fund.
27 Jan 2015
A young refugee from the Karen community of Burma has become the first person to secure a paid Ranger traineeship with Parks Victoria. Hsar Thein Ju has started a two year traineeship through an AMES - Parks Victoria Partnership Program tailored to young adults from local new and emerging communities.…
6 Feb 2015 7:00pm-11:00pm
Fun, low key Mountain Bike racing suitable for all MTB racers and and special 1 & 2hr events for juniors (12yrs and over). Lights are mandatory for the 2hr & 3hr events.
15 Feb 2015 10:00am-3:00pm
Tour the heritage orchard at Werribee Park, and see how it has improved since its state of neglect five years ago. Watch tree-grafting demonstrations Buy heritage fruit trees Talk to experts in gardening and fruit growing Eat, drink and be merry – the CWA will be preparing food and drinks…
22 Feb 2015 10:00am-6:30pm
On Sunday, 22 February 2015 the City of Wyndham will host an outstanding line up of musical talent for Live on the Lawn at Werribee Park. The event will feature the talents of renowned country musicians - including Golden Guitarist Lee Kernaghan, singer-songwriter-story teller Kasey Chambers, singer-songwriter Adam Brand and…
15 Mar 2015 11:00am-5:00pm
Fromage a Trois – Cheese and Cider Festival will showcase Australian Speciality cheese and cider makers, together with compliment products, set within the spectacular grounds of Werribee park. Visitors will be able to sample, experience and purchase produce while enjoying relaxing music from the main stage.