Last night the Geelong Football Club’s Cyber Cats program was recognised as a finalist at the 2019 VicHealth Awards in the category of ‘improving mental wellbeing’.

The Cyber Cats program, which is a collaboration between the Geelong Football Club, headspace Geelong, and Barwon Child, Youth and Family, was established in 2012 and aims to address cybersafety issues in the community.

The program is an interactive program designed to support year 7 students to recognise bullying behaviour and respond to it in a positive and respectful way. 

Last year 533 students from 19 schools across the Geelong region accessed the program.

Other finalists in the category were:

  • Arts Wellbeing Collective - Arts Centre Melbourne
  • headspace Work and Study Service - headspace
  • The Big Feels Club - The Big Feels Club
  • The Cook, the Chef and Us - Hepburn Health Service, together with the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Hepburn Health Service, Daylesford College, and the Hepburn LDAT (Hepburn Health Service, Daylesford College, Hepburn Shire Council, Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre, Victoria Police, Community Members)