Mental Health Resources for Rural Australians

Managing the Pressures of Farming Handbook – Farmers have put this manual together with the help of researchers, rural counsellors and health workers as part of the Farm Family Business Project. It is based on information that farmers in north-west NSW have provided about the impact of common pressures they face in their farm family businesses. The manual aims to point to the things we can do as a business, family and by ourselves to manage the pressures in farming.
On Track aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. There are many Australians who do not access health care services for a range of reasons such as distance and cost. Making services available online means that more people will be able to get help for their mental and physical health concerns. OnTrack offers free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice.
Mental Health First Aid –  First aid is the help given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
Suicide Prevention Australia – Under Resources is this organisation’s Statement on Responding to Suicide in Rural Australia.
The Mental Health of People on Australian Farms – The information contained in this booklet summarises currently available data relating to mental health issues in farmers, farm families and others in the agricultural industries in Australia.
Headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia.
Reach Out Australia provides young people with the information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage mental health.
Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.
Australian Centre for Agricultural Health & Safety
Lifeline’s Mental Health Resource Centre
Lifeline’s Service Finder
SANE Australia – 1800 187 263
Beyondblue – 1300 22 46 36
Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
MensLine Australia – 1300 78 99 78
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277
Garnaut Review: Rural Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change
•National Rural Health Alliance – Suicide in Rural Australia Fact Sheet
Centacare – Counsellors can visit farms to provide family and relationships advice and support.
Australian Red Cross Community Services
St Vincent de Paul Society
The Salvation Army
Royal Flying Doctor Service

Depression and Addiction information


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