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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

Beyond the Fire

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

Wurruk Community Garden Project

  December 23rd, 2021

In early 2021, Wurruk Community House’s Manager, Sarah Bardsley, approached the local TAFE Gippsland Horticultural Team, requesting their support with designing and developing a much-needed community garden, and was greeted with a resounding “Yes!”.

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Men's Sheds of Wellington and East Gippsland Unite Under One Banner

  December 14th, 2021

Now that restrictions have eased for the most part, it’s a great time to get active again. For smaller communities around Gippsland, that can mean popping down to a Men’s Shed and seeing what’s happening.

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