Videos – Our “Managing Stress” video is for individuals who may be feeling stressed. The video provides information on how to manage stress and what to do if you need further help. Discussions with the Western Primary Health Network (PHN) highlighted the need for a resource such as this to be used in medical practices. View our list of drought support services.
Our “Understanding Drought-related Stress” video is for health professionals to better understand how to support patients who are impacted by the drought. Discussions with the Western Primary Health Network (PHN) highlighted the need for a resource such as this to be used as part of professional development. The advice in this video is not intended for those patients who have a diagnosable mental illness. View our list of drought support services.
For more information on our videos, including references, please click here: Notes_Managing Stress and Understanding Drought-related Stress Video Information_Feb2019 (309 KB).
Factsheet – Our “Let’s Talk Managing Stress During Drought” factsheet provides a quick reference of what signs to look out for that someone may be stressed, how to support someone who is not coping, and includes useful phone numbers for services that can help you. You can download the fact sheet here: Fact Sheet: Let's talk managing stress during drought (393 KB).
Information sheet – Our Respectfully engaging with rural communities (366 KB) information sheet is aimed to provide information to people who work with drought-affected communities about how to respectfully engage with communities before they go, when they go and after they go.
Podcast – In this episode of our Let’s Talk Rural Mental Health podcast, we discuss the issue of drought, the importance of staying connected and how to access support. Hear from grazier Richard Wilson, North West Local Land Services (NWLLS) Ag Advisory team member Sally Balmain, and farmer and Executive Councillor on the Rural Affairs Committee, Lisa Minogue.
View our list of drought support services.