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Hello. Campaign

Ongoing

It all starts with hello… So say hello, have a chat, get to know each other and pass it on.

The Hello Campaign is raising mental health awareness by highlighting the importance of social connections in the Latrobe Valley.

We want you to know that social connection is important for improving our mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness and helping us to live well. Our social connections include people we know; the friends we confide in, the family we belong to and the community we live in.

When we asked the community how we could connect, you told us that it’s important to make time for each other, acknowledge each other, know each other’s names and just say hello.

Come find us at your local café, bus stop or down the street, say hello and get your hands on a Hello t-shirt, the Hello Times or The Art of Conversation playing cards. Better yet, when you give it a go let us know how it goes by emailing us at hello@wearelatrobe.com.au or sharing it on social media using the hashtag #WeAreLatrobe.

Check back here, follow us on Facebook, keep an eye out down the street or phone 5173 8398 to find out where we will be or to get involved. Chat soon.

Click here to download a copy of the Hello Times.

Pop-up Cafes

A new series of Hello pop-up cafes will be launched across the Latrobe Valley starting on Wednesday 4 September. The pop-ups provide a friendly space to say hello and connect over a free hot beverage.

Thursday 26 September x Thursday 31 October
Raw Harvest Café
18-20 Rutherglen Road, Newborough
10am – 12pm

Sunday 6 October x Sunday 3 November
Food Co. on Franklin
217 Franklin Street, Traralgon
10am – 12pm

Wednesday 9 October
Latrobe City Council Headquarters Entry
141 Commercial Road, Morwell
2pm – 4pm

Friday 11 October
Café 3869
32 Main Street, Yinnar
10am – 12pm

Tuesday 15 October
Turn Back Time Café
Shop 9/36 George Street, Moe
10am – 12pm

Sunday 20 October
Almost New Market
Old Gippstown, Moe
9am – 3pm

Wednesday 23 October
Claudia’s Café
37 George Street, Morwell
10am – 12pm

Wednesday 27 November
Chit Chat Coffee Cart / Moe Library
1/29 George Street, Moe
10am – 12pm

In the media

New Campaign encourages people to take time to say hello → Latrobe Valley Express

Chats build community ties → Latrobe Valley Express

Highlighting the value of face-to-face connections → TRFM

 

The Hello Campaign is a partnership between We Are Latrobe, Latrobe Health Assembly, and Lifeline Gippsland, and is supported by the Victorian Government as a Latrobe Health Innovation Zone initiative.

Hello. Campaign

Ongoing

It all starts with hello… So say hello, have a chat, get to know each other and pass it on.

The Hello Campaign is raising mental health awareness by highlighting the importance of social connections in the Latrobe Valley.

We want you to know that social connection is important for improving our mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness and helping us to live well. Our social connections include people we know; the friends we confide in, the family we belong to and the community we live in.

When we asked the community how we could connect, you told us that it’s important to make time for each other, acknowledge each other, know each other’s names and just say hello.

Come find us at your local café, bus stop or down the street, say hello and get your hands on a Hello t-shirt, the Hello Times or The Art of Conversation playing cards. Better yet, when you give it a go let us know how it goes by emailing us at hello@wearelatrobe.com.au or sharing it on social media using the hashtag #WeAreLatrobe.

Check back here, follow us on Facebook, keep an eye out down the street or phone 5173 8398 to find out where we will be or to get involved. Chat soon.

Click here to download a copy of the Hello Times.

Pop-up Cafes

A new series of Hello pop-up cafes will be launched across the Latrobe Valley starting on Wednesday 4 September. The pop-ups provide a friendly space to say hello and connect over a free hot beverage.

Thursday 26 September x Thursday 31 October
Raw Harvest Café
18-20 Rutherglen Road, Newborough
10am – 12pm

Sunday 6 October x Sunday 3 November
Food Co. on Franklin
217 Franklin Street, Traralgon
10am – 12pm

Wednesday 9 October
Latrobe City Council Headquarters Entry
141 Commercial Road, Morwell
2pm – 4pm

Friday 11 October
Café 3869
32 Main Street, Yinnar
10am – 12pm

Tuesday 15 October
Turn Back Time Café
Shop 9/36 George Street, Moe
10am – 12pm

Sunday 20 October
Almost New Market
Old Gippstown, Moe
9am – 3pm

Wednesday 23 October
Claudia’s Café
37 George Street, Morwell
10am – 12pm

Wednesday 27 November
Chit Chat Coffee Cart / Moe Library
1/29 George Street, Moe
10am – 12pm

In the media

New Campaign encourages people to take time to say hello → Latrobe Valley Express

Chats build community ties → Latrobe Valley Express

Highlighting the value of face-to-face connections → TRFM

 

The Hello Campaign is a partnership between We Are Latrobe, Latrobe Health Assembly, and Lifeline Gippsland, and is supported by the Victorian Government as a Latrobe Health Innovation Zone initiative.
FoodBytes Challenge
Complete

More than 50 young females harnessed the power of augmented reality, stop motion animation and other technology to develop tools to help their peers live healthy lives.

During the three-day Women in STEM FoodBytes design challenge held from 25-27 June 2019 at the Gippsland Tech School, students from across 14 Gippsland schools were challenged to develop tools to communicate to young people in the Latrobe Valley the importance of nutrition, exercise and wellbeing to a healthy lifestyle.

Ideas ranging from games, websites and apps focusing on the harms of sugary drink consumption, mental health awareness and the importance of a healthy diet were among the 13 final concepts presented to judges on the final day of the challenge.

The challenge, the first of its kind across Gippsland, was designed in collaboration between the Gippsland Tech School, the Latrobe Health Assembly, We Are Latrobe, Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN, South Gippsland Bass Coast LLEN, East Gippsland LLEN and Latrobe Community Health Service.

 

In the media

STEM sparks creativity for Gippsland girls → Latrobe Valley Express

Working together to develop innovative projects → 9 News Gippsland

We Are Latrobe - My Valley My Home Festival
Complete

A strong crowd of 1000 people attended the inaugural We Are Latrobe – My Valley My Home Festival at Kernot Hall, Morwell on Friday 15 March.

Latrobe Valley community members experienced a taste of what the Valley has to offer as they celebrated the great people, places and career opportunities available in the region.

Live music, local food and interactive stalls helped showcase the Valley’s diversity and demonstrated why Latrobe is a great place to live, work and study. More than 60 Latrobe Valley organisations and community groups demonstrated their services through fun, interactive stalls that were a hit with festival-goers.

The festival helped to build a sense of hope, pride, unity and optimism in the Valley, with community members expressing interest on the day in attending future We Are Latrobe events. Business owners have also expressed interest in participating in the next festival.

Background

Research conducted by the We Are Latrobe Social Marketing Team identified a need for campaigns focussing on social inclusion and improving mental health and wellbeing. As a result, We Are Latrobe was created to showcase positive Valley stories to be shared with and inspire the community. These stories will also be featured in health prevention campaigns across Latrobe.

From this initiative, the idea formed to host a series of events, with the festival being the first, celebrating the Valley’s strengths while building a sense of pride, hope and unity in the community. While this was taking shape, the marketing team met with the Latrobe Youth Space team who were also planning a similarly themed event, My Valley My Home, aimed at showcasing the great people, places and opportunities that the Valley had to offer. LYS identified a need for such an event following the application and interview process of the Youth Space Youth Governance Committee, where it was observed that the youth of the Valley was experiencing a disconnect with their community and would like to see more pride shining through in this community. A decision was made to combine the two events.

 

In the media

Festival fun ahead → Latrobe Valley Express

Stories to galvanise → Latrobe Valley Express

Celebrate the Latrobe Valley at inaugural festival → TRFM