G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar

The G21 Health & Wellbeing (HWB) Pillar provides a forum for organisations with an interest in the region’s health and wellbeing to work together on strategic priorities.

As the region’s Primary Care Partnership (auspiced by G21), the Pillar supports healthy places, people and coordinated care through a clear vision, purpose, strategic directions and governance system.

The HWB Strategic Plan (2017-18) guides the Pillar's priority areas for collaborative effort; healthier eating and active living, promoting gender equity, improving social connectedness and mental health and wellbeing, capacity building and leadership.

The Pillar has also identified Addressing Disadvantage as a priority. Disparity between advantaged and disadvantaged groups in the G21 region is very high.  Families are experiencing significant poverty, which escalates the adverse impacts of poor mental and physical health, increased violence and crime, lower education outcomes and joblessness. G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW) has been created to tackle this.


Colac Otway Shire has broken fresh ground with its CBD revitalisation project, a $1.95 million initiative delivered on time and budget with assistance from Federal and State funding.
The latest Pillar Updates include: Preventing and Addressing Violence Against Women and Children; Refugee & Asylum Seekers: Improving Mental Health Care & Outcomes; Choose to Change Colac; Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Project; HWB Pillar Engagement

Upcoming Events

Friday, 18 May 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 20 May 2018 (All day)

Nanyubak Yapaneyeputj is a weekend retreat on Yorta Yorta country for Victorian Aboriginal people who identify as LGBTI.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Bellarine Community Health is hosting a Community Forum on to help people plan and discuss these important topics.

Workforce Development Events

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 5:00pm

Would you like to help the mental health of your community?

Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 2:00pm to Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 4:15pm

A Community Kitchen (CK) is a small group of people who come together on a regular basis to cook, socialise and enjoy good food! CK Facilitators help to ensure a community kitchen runs smoothly.