The Outer East and Inner East Primary Care Partnerships have been working across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne for over 17 years supporting our partners to come together to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Our idea to create The Well has been growing and developing over the past 10 years. Its evolution has been guided by our experience of working with our partners, all who had slightly different ways of looking at and responding to similar health and wellbeing issues.
We saw an opportunity for creating a resource that assisted people to think about these issues in a similar way. Our aim was to create an online space where people could go to ‘Learn’ about and ‘Plan’ to respond to a local health and wellbeing issue; where they were encouraged to ‘Share’ their wisdom and ‘Connect’ with each other. We have continued to invest our time and resources in developing The Well because we believe in its potential to unify the many efforts across the East to improve health outcomes for local people.