This section showcases some of the exciting work that has been happening across the region!


Be the change


Inspiro and Eastern Health are pleased to launch the Be The Change! football coaches resource. This resource was developed as a part of the YOU&I initiative, which aims to prevent violence against women by raising awareness of equal and respectful relationships among young people in the Yarra Ranges. Be The Change! provides information for football coaches in community football clubs on violence against women, and the role a coach can play to positively influence players around this topic.

The resource includes information on:

  • Raising awareness of equal and respectful relationships
  • The role of a football club and coach in creating equality and respect
  • How to respond to disclosures of violence
  • Family violence and abuse support services
  • Other resources and details for football clubs, coaches, parents and young people

This resource is being distributed to football coaches in the Yarra Ranges, and is also available from for other community sporting club coaches.

If you would like any further information please contact Rachel Messer (Health Promotion Officer, Inspiro)-; or Josette O’Donnell (Senior Health Promotion Officer, Eastern Health)- josette.o’

The YOU&I initiative is a partnership between Inspiro, Eastern Health, Yarra Ranges Council and Women’s Health East. 


Preventing Violence Against Women in the Community

Yarra Ranges Council

Maroondah City Council

Knox City Council