Recover adapt connect, a bushfire recovery initiative

What is RAC:
Recover, Adapt, Connect?

An Australian Government funded initiative to support communities and individuals who have been affected by the Black Summer Bushfires. HealthWISE, through our Recover, Adapt, Connect program aims to provide assistance to communities and individuals  affected by  natural disasters. The program provides  access to mental health and allied health services and community education workshops for all ages to support  recovery and to prepare for future disasters.

Who can access RAC?

Support is available if you:

  • Fear future bushfires or feel isolated and forgotten,
  • Would like information about what assistance you can access in your local area
  • Are worried about future events or coping with the anniversary of bushfires,
  • Are putting your physical or emotional health on hold,
  • Live in an area where health services are not easily accessible for you.

Which services can I access?

RAC offers flexible service options that will vary across regions. Care Navigators are available to assist you in identifying services available in your area. Contact us if you want to learn more.

Contact us

Upcoming Events

Sue McGuire
Team Leader
Shop 3, 160 Brisbane Rd, Booval QLD 4304
Phone: 07 3050 4438

Office: Ipswich
Work Days: M – F 9am – 5pm

Kara Rushton
Program Officer
93 Barwan St, Narrabri, NSW, 2390
Ph: 02 6792 5514

Office: Narrabri
Work Days: M – F 8.30am – 3.30pm

Email: RAC@healthwise.org.au
93-95 Barwan Street, Narrabri NSW 2390
Ph: 02 6792 5514  Fax: 02 6792 5518

Frequently Asked Questions

No you do not require a GP/Specialist referral. You can fill out our enquiry form and one of our team will contact you.

No, RAC (Recover, Adapt, Connect) is a fully funded Government Initiative, and your appointments will be at no cost to you.

You can either fill out the enquiry form on this website, or you can contact one of our Care Navigators.

You can either fill out the enquiry form on this website, or you can contact us on 02 6792 5514 or RAC@healthwise.org.au

Yes, your information will only be passed onto the service/provider that you are wanting. We do not sell/distribute client information.

If you live in an LGA that we cover (link to map), and you are not sure, please feel free to contact us via email RAC@healthwise.org.au or phone 02 6792 5514 and we will be sure to assist you.

Care Navigators are available to assist in connecting you with services available in your area. Contact us to learn more.

Work with us

If you are a current practising Health Professional or community organisation,  and interested in working with HealthWISE on this program,  please contact us at RAC@healthwise.org.au to discuss how we can best support your community.

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.