Help us improve the mental health and wellbeing of rural communities
To help improve the mental health and wellbeing of rural communities, the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) team would like to hear from communities about the challenges they face.
By filling in a short mental health and wellbeing survey, rural residents can have their say about factors currently affecting their own mental health and wellbeing, as well as the community they
RAMHP Program Manager Tessa Caton said hearing from people in our rural communities is important and will ensure our programs and research are relevant for the communities we are
trying to help.
“The survey is anonymous and consists of two simple questions. The responses to these questions can make a real difference. For example, if we get an overwhelming response about a specific
issue or challenge that communities are facing such as the impact of COVID, then we will prioritise our work to better support these needs.
“We will be guided by what people living in rural communities tell us,” Tessa said.
The results will also inform whether a new Australian Rural Mental Health Study (ARMHS) is needed. It has been nearly ten years since ARMHS finished collecting data and the world has
changed. The last ARMHS study informed 37 published papers and findings have been communicated to government and policy making bodies and have informed the approach and resources dedicated to rural mental health.
To complete the mental health and wellbeing survey, click here or scan the QR Code above. If you need further information, contact the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) on 6363 8444.
The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.