Publications

Improving youth physical, mental, and social health through physical activity: A Systematic literature review, 2021

Kemel, P. Porter, J.E. & Coombs, N. (2021). Improving youth physical, mental, and social health through physical activity: A Systematic literature review. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.553

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A thematic analysis of the perceptions of a community-based exercise program on the health and well-being of ageing adults, 2021

Dabkowski, E, Porter, JE, Barbagallo, M. A thematic analysis of the perceptions of a community-based exercise program on the health and well-being of ageing adults. Health Soc Care Community. 2021; 29: 1990– 1997. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13343

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Exploring mental health clinicians' perceptions of the Zero Suicide Prevention Initiative, 2022.

Porter, J.E., Dabkowski, E., Connolly, O. and Prokopiv, V. (2022), Exploring mental health clinicians' perceptions of the Zero Suicide Prevention Initiative. Int J Mental Health Nurs, 31: 536-543. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12975

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A scoping review of community-based adult suicide prevention initiatives in rural and regional Australia, 2022.

Dabkowski, E. Porter, J.E. Barbagallo, B. Prokopiv, V. Jackson, M. (2022). A scoping review of community-based adult suicide prevention initiatives in rural and regional Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. IF 3.39. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19127007

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The Effect of Positively Framed and Negatively Framed Messages on Televised Smoking Cessation Advertisement Success: A systematic review, 2022.

James, M. Porter, JE. Reimers, V. Prokopiv, V. (2022). The Effect of Positively Framed and Negatively Framed Messages on Televised Smoking Cessation Advertisement Success: A systematic review. Journal of Health Research. In Press

An exploration into early childhood physical literacy programs: A systematic literature review, 2022.

Porter, J.E, Dabkowski, E; Prokopiv, V; Missen, K; Barbagallo, M; James, M. (2022). An exploration into early childhood physical literacy programs: A systematic literature review. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. In Press

Peer Educators in the Facilitation of Sexuality and Respectful relationships Education for people with an Intellectual Disability: A scoping review and narrative synthesis, 2022.

James, M. Porter, JE, Kattel, S, Prokopiv, V. Hopwood, P. (2022) Peer Educators in the Facilitation of Sexuality and Respectful relationships Education for people with an Intellectual Disability: A scoping review and narrative synthesis. Sexuality and Disability. Accepted In Press

The Impact of Nature-Led Recovery Initiatives for Individual and Community Health Post- Natural Disaster: A systematic literature review, 2022

Porter J, Dabbowski E, Ghasemirdekani M, Barbagallo M, James M, Prokopiv V, and Wright W. (2022) "The Impact of Nature-Led Recovery Initiatives for Individual and Community Health Post- Natural Disaster: A systematic literature review ". Reviews on Environmental Health, IN PRESS. IF 4.022.

South Gippsland Shire Council Suicide Prevention Project

CERG evaluated the impact of South Gippsland Shire Council’s suicide prevention campaigns to support the mental health and emotional well-being of men aged over 25 years and community members bereaved by suicide. Suicide prevention activities focused on community inclusiveness and included mental health training, social events and support programs for families and individuals affected by Suicide.

South Gippsland Shire Council Suicide Prevention Full Report (PDF, 3.10MB)

Latrobe City Council Community Engagement Survey

As part of Latrobe City’s community engagement strategy, a survey was developed and distributed during May to June 2021, collecting both quantitative and qualitative data to capture feedback and suggestions on how Latrobe City could be a better place to live, work, visit and play. The survey also invited residents to share their thoughts on current and future challenges for the City.

Latrobe City Council Community Survey Summary Report (PDF, 2.6MB)

Latrobe City Council Community Survey Full Report (PDF, 2.3MB)

The 'I Am Ready' Program

The CERG (formerly CEU) evaluation of the ‘I Am Ready’ Program sought to ascertain the impact of the program on the preparedness to seek future employment of participating Year 10, 11 and 12 students with mild intellectual or learning barriers.

'I Am Ready' Summary Report (PDF, 3.8MB)

'I Am Ready' Full Report (PDF, 2.2MB)

FRRR Health and Wellness Program 2019: Yinnar & District Memorial Hall

The primary focus of the Yinnar Health and Wellness Program was to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults in the Gippsland region by removing barriers to participation in facilitated health and wellbeing activities.

Funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), results of the evaluation show that the program was successfully delivered throughout 2019 to a consistent number of participants and had some significant positive outcomes.

Wellness Program Summary Report (PDF, 2.7MB)

Wellness Program Full Report (PDF, 2.6MB)

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