Can you help us?

The perfect farm for BACKinTRACKtion to base itself at, has come up for sale. The original owner’s vision matches to a tee, our vision… to bring community together and to make a difference through nature.

BACKinTRACKtion has a burning desire to bring Henry’s Creek Sanctuary back to life. Gordon and Joan Henry saw something unique and invaluable on their property and set it up accordingly… with 45 acres of original forest preserved with a Trust for Nature Covenant. Since the property was sold 10 years ago, it’s “treasures” have been let go to overgrowth.

Through our youth workers team and the young people who come to our program, we will work alongside members of the community and other like-minded organisations, to clear and rebuild the walking track, reconstruct the swing bridge onto the island, restore the birdhide on the island, clean the animal rescue shelter area and acquire knowledge for our young people to share with visiting groups. This knowledge could be gathered through opening the doors to past visitors like the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne University, scientists, photography groups, bird watchers, and the list may just be endless!!!

We need someone with a passion for what we see and is financially able, to purchase this property for BACKinTRACKtion. We are open to creating a way together in which we can give back such an abundant gift.

Strategies to cope with physical distancing & self isolation.

Actively manage your wellbeing by maintaining routines where possible, connecting with family and friends (even if not in person), staying physically active, eating nutritious foods and getting enough sleep.

Also, remember your wellbeing isn’t just taking care of your physical health. Your mental health is just as important. If you’re struggling to cope, reach out to a support person or someone you trust. Please also know we’re here for you 24/7 on 13 11 14 or text with us nightly, 6pm – midnight (AEST) on 0477 13 11 14. Reach out and connect with us.


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Strategies to cope with physical distancing & self isolation.

Living in a 24-hour news cycle, that’s predominantly COVID-19 related, it’s important to limit your exposure to news and media.

Perhaps choose specific times of day when you will get updates as too much exposure can increase feelings of fear and anxiety. Be mindful of sources of information and ensure you’re accessing good quality and accurate information from reputable and reliable sources.

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Strategies to cope with physical distancing & self isolation.

Create a routine that prioritises things you enjoy and even things you have been meaning to do but haven’t had enough time. Read that book, watch that show, take up that new hobby. Try to see this time as a new and unusual period that might even have some benefits.

Ensure you do what feels right for you and don’t judge yourself by what you see others doing. It’s important to find a routine that suits your lifestyle. Make sure your daily routine is about you.


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Strategies to cope with physical distancing & self isolation.
Giving to others in times of need not only helps the recipient, it enhances your wellbeing too.
Generosity doesn’t need to cost anything, it can be as simple as giving your time.
Is there a neighbour you haven’t checked in with yet? What about that friend you’ve been meaning to call? How can you help others around you?
Strategies to cope with physical distancing & self isolation.

Connection is at the heart of everything we do here at Lifeline.

When we can’t be physically close to someone it’s important we think of creative ways to stay connected with each other; a phone call, social media, email, a note in the letterbox.

If there’s someone you think may struggle through social isolation, it’s important to reach out to them and let them know you care. Never underestimate the power you have to offer hope to another person! 💙

If you’re struggling to cope, please know we’re here for you anytime of the day or night on 13 11 14. We also have Lifeline Text available nightly, 6pm – midnight (AEST) on 0477 13 11 14. Reach out and connect with us.

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Strategies to cope with physical distancing & self isolation.

Although it may seem difficult to do, we need to try to see this time as unique and different, not necessarily bad, even if it’s something we didn’t necessarily choose. Follow a “calm yet cautious” approach. Ensure you’re following directives issued by the government, medical advice and observe good hygiene habits. Remember, this won’t last forever.

In saying this, we understand that at times it’s hard to keep perspective and the situation may feel overwhelming. Understand it’s okay to be struggling and it’s also okay to reach out for help. If you need support, please know we’re here for you around the clock on 13 11 14. You can also text with us nightly, 6pm – midnight (AEST) on 0477 13 11 14. Reach out and connect with us.

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We are here to help Gippsland. Please get involved. We are in this together.

Lifeline Gippsland has been supporting the Gippsland community for 51 years. We have been there for the people of Gippsland in times of crisis and our team have always been proud to serve our region.

2020 has been a very challenging year for Gippsland already and as we move into uncertain times across Australia and the rest of the world, Lifeline Gippsland will be here to support you and our community.

As we venture into the unknown our business community is already experiencing significant strain and hardship. This is uncertain territory for everyone at the moment, but we want to ask you directly for your thoughts and opinions on how we can best support:

      • Those who have lost their jobs
      • Those who are at risk of losing their jobs
      • People who have been required to self-isolate at home and are significantly isolated
      • Businesses who are being pushed to the edge to remain operational
      • Businesses owners/managers who have had to stand down or terminate staff
      • People who are anxious about these uncertain times

Lifeline Gippsland will be taking all your responses into consideration as we build a tailored model of support.

If you are part of a business, or know any businesses, that would like to engage with Lifeline Gippsland as we develop this model please contact Jonathan Armstrong on 0427808951 or via email at

We encourage anyone who is struggling, or is concerned about someone in their life, to contact Lifeline’s 13 11 14 Telephone Crisis Line.

Seeking EAP service provider

Expressions of interest are invited for the services of an EAP  provider (Employee Assistance Program) to assist employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being. Please email for further details.


Startup Gippsland MEET UP – Focus on founder wellbeing and mental health


Come and join us at Startup Gippsland May meetup in Wonthaggi! In this meetup we’ll be focusing on founder wellbeing and mental health. We’ll have two amazing facilitators on the evening:

  • Anna Osherov will be facilitating networking games so you can easily meet your most sought after people. Anna comes armed with a Bachelor of Communication from Monash University, expertise in event marketing and 14 years experience working directly with business owners, Anna Osherov is the CEO and founder of the Holistic Business Hub and an event-marketing expert who works with business people to create eventologists: people who build their business by running successful events. She was recently nominated for the 2019 Telstra Business Award.
  • Amrit Sandhu will be speaking about founder wellbeing and mental health. Amrit is an international speaker and the founder of the Inspired Evolution – a movement dedicated to personal growth towards purposeful living. Amrit’s drive is to help people ‘live the life they love’. The Inspired Evolution inspires creative and entrepreneurial ways of thinking, living and being. Their services encompass tailoring a diverse range of meditation, mindfulness, leadership and excellence offerings for multi-national corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs and high-performing individuals.

Drinks and nibbles provided while you mingle with local entrepreneurs, startup experts and mentors.