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To create a shared community response to support and maintain children’s health and wellbeing.

Two key strategies

  1. Engage with our community to identify the factors that impact our children’s health and wellbeing.
  2. Empower the community to lead actions that improve the health and wellbeing of children and the wider community.

Deakin University is behind this project as the funded research body and is supporting Gateway Health and other local organisations to implement solutions.

Click this link for more information about RESPOND.

Click here to access further information about Deakin University’s RESPOND project.


There are many other regions across Victoria that have undertaken RESPOND as well, covering the regions of Goulburn Valley and Ovens Murray.

The Mansfield RESPOND project was featured on Magda’s Big Health Check – You can watch the full episode below or click this link to watch the snippet.


Last Update: July 10th, 2024