For over 22 years the Outer East and Inner East Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) worked across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne supporting their partners to come together to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. The Well grew and developed over many years and was officially launched in 2018. Its evolution was guided by the PCPs experience of working with their partners, all who had slightly different ways of looking at and responding to similar health and wellbeing issues.
The PCPs saw an opportunity for creating a resource that assisted people to think about these issues in a similar way. The 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. The PCPs continued to invest time and resources in developing The Well because they believed in its potential to unify the many efforts across the East to improve health outcomes for local people.
The PCPs transitioned to the North Eastern Public Health Unit (NEPHU) on 1 July 2022. NEPHU is looking forward to continuing to grow and evolve The Well, to create a valued resource for all their stakeholders working in community health and wellbeing across the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne.