feed happiness 6The Feed Happiness social media campaign was designed to increase understanding of how the foods we eat can support and promote positive mental health. It put the spotlight on how eating lots of fruit, veg, nuts, seeds and grains helps us to manage stress, boost mood and be our best - at work, school, home and play.

Feed Happiness ran over four weeks in February - March 2021, at a time when COVID-19 challenges made us all the more aware of the importance of building resilience and wellbeing. It was delivered by a partnership of 19 local community and health organisations, including members of the SMPCP Healthy Eating Working Group.

The project included training for partners by Common Cause Australia on how best to frame campaign messages to get audiences engaged and inspired to act. SMPCP is proud to have been part of the Feed Happiness Steering Group, along with enliven, Monash Health and Peninsula Health.

As a first of its kind in the Southern Metropolitan Region, the evaluation of the campaign and the partnership process has been widely shared to help inform others looking to run similar campaigns. It includes full datasets and copies of the data collection tools.

Access the Feed Happiness evaluation documents via the links below:​

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 Campaign snapshot (infographic)   Evaluation report     Appendices 


To see all the information, tips and resources posted during the campaign, visit the Feed Happiness Facebook and Instagram pages.

EveryAGE Counts

EveryAGE Counts Logo 500pxAt Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership we are proud to be a member of the EveryAGE Counts campaign and support a community without ageism, where:

  • everyone is respected equally
  • we don’t assume what people can or can’t do based on their age.

Ageism is stereotyping, discrimination and mistreatment based solely on a person’s age. When it is aimed at older people, ageism comes from negative attitudes and beliefs about what it means to be older. 

Sadly, a recent global report on ageism found that 1 in 2 people worldwide are ageist towards older people. This stems from negative attitudes and beliefs about what it means to be older – like when an employer assumes an older staff member will have no aptitude for technology or when a family overrides an older person’s decisions about finances.

Ageism affects people’s self-confidence, quality of life, job prospects and health. At its extreme, ageism contributes to elder abuse.

Join us and our partners in the Southern Melbourne Elder Abuse Prevention Network, by taking a stand to address ageism wherever we find it in our community.
Watch this short EveryAGE Counts campaign video narrated by Bryan Brown to learn more about ageism. There is also a great Ted Talk Let’s end ageism by Ashton Applewhite.

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Monash Health Chronic Disease Strategy

SMPCP's Systems Integration and Access Partnership Lead collaborated with Monash Health and other partners in developing the Monash Health Chronic Disease Strategy 2016 -2021. The Strategy outlines key areas Monash Health will focus on over a five year period and aims to provide an overarching framework for the Monash Health chronic disease response to explore opportunities to collaborate with partners from across the community, including patients, carers and their families.

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My Aged Care Pathway Community of Practice

my aged careSMPCP facilitates regular Community of Practice (CoP) gatherings for local service providers across our catchment. Recent activities of this group have focused on building the capacity of local services to understand and navigate the My Aged Care pathway in order to support the older people that they work with.

The meetings aim to:

  • Provide an avenue for all stakeholders to discuss changes occurring in this space
  • Bring together a diverse group of providers to enable robust discussion regarding changes
  • Invite speakers to the enhance members' knowledge on key aspects of the work


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