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Each year, one in five of us will experience a mental health problem. Mental health problems are common but they are also treatable.

Yet, if you live in the city, you are more likely to access help that if you live in a rural area of NSW.

Welcome to ‘Let’s Talk’.

The ‘Let’s Talk’ podcast series is produced by journalist Kia Handley and is all about mental health issues in rural and regional Australia.

In this series we’ll explore some of the big issues and incredible initiatives saving peoples’ lives.

Hear from people who have battled with their mental health, who have been through tragedy and have come out of the other side and also from some of the people who have helped them on their journey.

A HUGE thank you to journalist Kia Handley for her support and expertise in pulling these together.  We would also like to thank all the contributors who had the courage to share their story, some of which are painful as well as inspiring.

We hope these podcasts inspire you and we encourage you to strike up a conversation about mental health with your colleagues, friends and family. We also encourage you to share these links.

You can click on the links below to listen and grab the show notes which include all the links/support and tips related to the topics. ENJOY!

Latest Podcasts

Talking to your GP

In this episode we talk about why your GP can be the most important person if you’re struggling.

Disasters, trauma & mental health

We look at disasters, trauma and how to keep yourself and those around you mentally healthy.

Mentally Healthy Workplaces

In this episode we focus on the benefits of creating mentally healthy workplaces

Transitioning back to the land

In this episode we focus on changing landscapes - transitioning back to life on the land.

Rural suicide prevention

In this episode we discuss rural suicide prevention.

Mental health peer workers

In this epsiode we look at the role mental health peer workers can play in the workforce.

About the producer -Kia Handley

Kia Handley is a radio producer and presenter and has her own lived experience of mental health issues.

Preview to 'Let's Talk' series

Intro to 'Let't Talk' series




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