General Resources and Tools

Last updated Nov 16, 2020

COVID-19 LOCAL RESOURCES & RESPONSE

For the latest information, updates and advice, refer to the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 webpage

Below you will find a focus on local COVID-19 Resources & Response from organisations across the Eastern Region including:

  • Service Response & Delivery
  • Local Projects & Initiatives

You will also find general information covering:

  • Key websites from peak bodies and organisations
  • Funding information, and
  • Translated resources

Add your local service response, project or initiative here

Practice Tips

Tips, Learnings & Local Innovations

Find out how local practitioners are adapting to new ways of working.

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Family Violence


Respectful Relationships

Together For Respect At Home - Social Media Campaign

Local partnership mobilises to spread a 'Respect at Home' message to more than 127,000 people.

Together For Respect At Home - Social Media Campaign
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Service Response

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)

Family Violence Services delivered remotely: The benefits and challenges.

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)
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Eastern Metropolitan Regional Family Violence Partnership (RFVP)

COVID-19 and family violence in the EMR.

Eastern Metropolitan Regional Family Violence Partnership (RFVP)
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Online Environments

Inside and Beyond the Virtual Classroom & Family Violence Supports

Factsheets to support teachers and organisations working with young people online.

Inside and Beyond the Virtual Classroom & Family Violence Supports
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Gender Equality

Baby Makes 3 adapts to COVID 19

Alternate models and methods of delivery enables the program messages to reach a wider group of new parents.

Baby Makes 3 adapts to COVID 19
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Virtual Story Time - Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes

A primary prevention virtual story time using books and activities that promote GE.

Virtual Story Time - Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes
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Alcohol & Other Drugs

Inner East & Eastern Alcohol and Drug Services (ECADS)

ECADS COVID-19 Service Update - 8 April 2020.

Inner East & Eastern Alcohol and Drug Services (ECADS)
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Healthy Ageing

Identify and challenge ageism during COVID-19

A resource for local governments and other organisations on framing and responding to ageism at this time.

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Community Visitors Scheme

Supporting senior people who may be feeling more isolated during COVID-19 through phone and virtual friendships.

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Eastern Sector Development Team (ESDT)

Animation videos highlighting how some social support providers have responded during COVID-19.

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Swinburne’s Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

Older adults in residential aged care facilities embrace video communication.

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UnitingCare East Burwood

Responding to client and carer needs during Covid19 restrictions.

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Health Literacy

COVID-19 video resources: "Housing in Victoria" (Rohingya & English) and "Fact-Checking" (Rohingya)

Video resources for the Rohingya community living in Melbourne's South-East and beyond.

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Getting Your Message Out

Tipsheets to help you reach more people with your messaging during COVID-19.

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Mental Health


Connecting Communities

'Our Club' Engagement Survey

Find out more about the survey and then explore how clubs are keeping communities connected below!

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Bayswater Football Club

The club is proud of its success in supporting the wellbeing of its players during a challenging time.

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Chirnside Park Football Club (CPFC)

Positivity about getting back out on the field kept the spirit of the Club alive during the uncertainty of restrictions.

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East Ringwood Junior Football Club (ERJFC)

"Hearing messages from the top endorsed the club culture of inclusivity and the importance of every family and member of the club".

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Ferntree Gully Eagles Football Netball Club (FGFC)

An inclusive club with initiatives that care for the wellbeing of players and coaches.

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Scoresby Football Club

Reaching out to members using social media, online chats and regular contact to keep socially connected.

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Surrey Park Football Club (SPFC)

Using a variety of communication channels and initiatives to stay socially connected.

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Upper Ferntree Gully Football Netball Club

A mix of initiatives have been successful in keeping members connected during Covid-19 restrictions.

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Wantirna South Junior Football Club (WSJFC)

"Sports Clubs will play a large part in integrating the community back together over the next few months".

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Staying Healthy

COVID-19/Indigenous poster competition

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 through creativity using a cultural indigenous lens.

COVID-19/Indigenous poster competition
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Outer East PCP Tipsheets

Ideas on keeping busy, productive and connected.

Outer East PCP Tipsheets
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Inner East PCP Tipsheet

COVID-19 and shopping at the supermarket.

Inner East PCP Tipsheet
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EACH Health Promotion

A resource with tips for creating family schedules and a list of activities and ideas for kids.

EACH Health Promotion
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headspace Hawthorn

How to cope with stress related to COVID-19

headspace Hawthorn
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Move, Feel, Connect, Well - Facebook Group

Connecting community through inspiring stories and useful news and information.

Move, Feel, Connect, Well - Facebook Group
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Networks

Eastern Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance (EMHSCA)

EMHSCA member service response update - 16 April 2020

Eastern Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance (EMHSCA)
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EMR Local Councils

City of Boroondara

Local community information and council updates in response to COVID-19.

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City of Monash

We're here for you...during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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City of Whitehorse

Coronavirus (COVID-19) response for the local community.

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Knox City Council

COVID-19 Community and Welfare Relief Service Providers - 20 April 2020

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Manningham Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What you need to know

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Maroondah City Council

Information for the local community about COVID-19.

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Maroondah City Council Youth Services

Youth specific information about COVID-19 and helpful videos.

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Yarra Ranges Council

Information about how COVID-19 is impacting Yarra Ranges.

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Service Delivery & Response

Access Health and Community

Transport for COVID-19 Screening.

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Caladenia Dementia Care

Developing new and innovative ways to help their clients stay socially connected while physically apart.

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Campbell Page

Information and support update in response to COVID-19.

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EACH

COVID-19 Update and Screening Clinic

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Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC)

COVID-19 information and support, and legal information for CALD communities.

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Eastern Melbourne PHN

Novel coronavirus updates and resources for primary health care providers in the EMR.

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Eastern Sector Development Team (ESDT)

‘Sharing ideas about Social Support’- delivered differently’ resource.

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Eastern Volunteers

Service response update and volunteer bank.

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Joint Local Government Health and Wellbeing Series

A collaboration between Eastern Councils to deliver free online health and wellbeing events for the local community.

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Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) (MIC)

General information and COVID-19 service update.

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Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) (MIC)

Providing a range of services and group programs for children and young people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) (MIC)
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COVID-19 Key Websites


Peak bodies & organisations

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Information, updates and advice about the outbreak of coronavirus disease.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening

Information from the State Government about Victoria's path toward COVID normal.

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Achievement Program

Health and wellbeing during the coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)

Social Media Toolkit & Staying Safe During COVID-19 Promotional Kit.

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CSIRO

The wash-up on coronavirus and food.

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Dementia Australia

COVID-19 update with tips for carers, family and friends of people living with dementia.

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eMHPrac

Directory of mental health programs and COVID-19 specific resources.

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Funded Agency Channel (FAC)

COVID-19 DHHS plans and guidance for community and other services.

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Gender Equity Victoria (GENVIC)

Towards a Gender Equal Recovery COVID-19 Factsheets

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Healthy Eating Advisory Service

Promoting healthy eating during coronavirus.

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National Mental Health Commission

#InThisTogether supporting mental health during COVID-19.

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Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)

COVID-19 and the community sector.

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Victorian Government - Family Violence & coronavirus

Advice for professionals concerned about family violence risk during coronavirus.

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VicHealth

Health Promotion Coronovirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub.

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Victorian Primary Care Partnerships (VicPCPs)

Working with partner organisations to respond to COVID-19.

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NGOs

Health Issues Centre

Involving consumers in the COVID-19 response.

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Organisational Supports

Damn Good Advice Creating a COVID-19-Safe Workplace

A guide for NFP boards and managers including essential checklists.

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Organisational Support for Managers during Covid19

Find a list of resources covering legal, regulatory, funding and other supports.

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Research Papers

Centre for Social Impact

Addressing social issue areas in the context of COVID-19.

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Centre for Social Research & Methods: COVID-19 Publications

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on a number of social, economic and health issues.

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Victorian AOD Service Users’ Needs and Experiences during the COVID-19 Crisis

Report from consultation with 32 people who accessed AOD treatment services between March and May 2020.

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COVID-19 Funding

Australian Communities Foundation

COVID-19 national funding platform.

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Funding Centre

Financial assistance for NFP organisations and community groups affected by COVID-19.

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Philanthropy Australia

Information, resources and ideas to support funders and not-for-profits.

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COVID-19 Translated Resources


Key Messages & Campaign Assets

Victorian Government COVID-19 Stakeholder Packs

Key messages and campaign assets to share with networks.

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Useful Websites

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

COVID-19 translated information for people from CALD backgrounds, health professionals and industry.

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Australian Government Department of Health

A range of COVID-19 resources in multiple languages.

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Victorian Multicultural Commission

Coronavirus: In-language advice and information.

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Health Translations

COVID-19 multilingual information in 70 languages.

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Enliven

COVID-19 resources - easy English and translations.

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Migration Council Australia

MyAus COVID-19: Multilingual mobile app

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United Nations COVID-19 Creative Content Hub

Global call out to creatives to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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