The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) is a state-wide organisation that is committed to improving the mental health, wellbeing and resilience of rural and remote residents.
A major rural initiative of The University of Newcastle, Faculty of Health and Medicine (www.newcastle.edu.au) and the NSW Ministry of Health (www.health.nsw.gov.au), the Centre has a track record of conducting high quality research and delivering evidence-based programs and services that improve mental health and wellbeing. Our staff are located across rural and remote NSW. Our Patron is His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of NSW.
The Centre focuses on the following key areas:
- the promotion of good mental health and the prevention of mental illness;
- developing the mental health system to better meet the needs of people living in rural and remote regions; and
- understanding and responding to rural suicide.
As the Australian Collaborating Centre for the International Foundation for Integrated Care, we promote patient-centred rather than provider-focused care that integrates mental and physical health concerns.
We work closely with local, national and international organisations, including community, industry, academic, NGOs and government to deliver the best outcomes. Click here to find out more and how you can partner with us.
We also work in partnership with Aboriginal communities to reduce Aboriginal suicide and suicide related behaviour. Click here to find out more.
As part of the University of Newcastle, all of our activities are underpinned by research evidence and evaluated to ensure appropriateness and effectiveness.
Download a copy of our Strategic Direction (251 KB).
For more information about our organisation, partners and research capability, please download our CRRMH Brochure (473 KB).
The Centre has made an important contribution across many areas. Please download a list of CRMMH Recent Achievements (139 KB).