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Welcome to Connect Well

East Gippsland & Wellington

Connect Well East Gippsland and Wellington is focused on working together to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for people in our region. We know we have a better chance of improving access to services or supports for people if we work as a partnership.

Do you need urgent help?

Lifeline Bushfire Recovery

Phone: 13 43 57

Beyond Blue

Phone: 1300 22 4636

For local assistance

Royal Flying Doctor Wellbeing Service

Phone: (03) 8412 0480

Bushfire Counselling and Support Service

Phone: 1800 001 068

Headspace Bairnsdale

Phone: (03) 5141 6200

Headspace Sale

Phone: (03) 5184 5000

Connect Well East Gippsland + Wellington (formerly known as the ‘Outer Gippsland Area Drought/Bushfire Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership’ is extremely proud to be involved in

Beyond the Fire is a seven-part documentary series sharing stories of Australia’s unsung heroes as they band together to create life from the ashes after the Australian Black Summer Bushfire Crisis. Set against the stunning backdrop of Gippsland, each episode journeys through fire affected locations, connecting with local heroes to share courageous stories of overcoming heat, wind & flames.

You can watch episodes on Ten Play Beyond The Fire - S1 Ep. 5 - Network Ten (

Latest News

Mallacoota residents step out of social isolation for some food van fun

  July 28th, 2021

A Food Van Feast has done much to lift the spirits of people in the Mallacoota area after two isolating events over the last year-and-a-half, bushfires and the pandemic. People in the area have a spring in their step after hundreds of them came out earlier this month for some much-needed social interaction...

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