Program Manager, Social Connection, Economic Participation & Workforce Development, VicHealth
VicHealth has been active in finding innovative ways of promoting and protecting young peoples' mental health and wellbeing for many years.
Irene Verins has been involved in the implementation of VicHealth's Mental Health Promotion agenda since 2000, working in policy and program development to increase social connection, economic participation, workplace health and workforce development.
VicHealth's plan identified that violence, discrimination and exclusion were unacceptable and bad for our health.
Bullying is regarded as a form of violence, discrimination and exclusion.
As a VicHealth representative, Irene works to build collaborations across diverse sectors in order to decrease such health risks and promote health and wellbeing.
Bullying is of particular relevance to my work in mental wellbeing at VicHealth.
The promotion of mental health and working across diverse sectors to identify the contribution which they can make to improving health has been a challenge which I have enjoyed over the years.
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