2017 Glove Box Guide to Mental Health
The National Mental Health Commission, in its review, recognised the importance of rural mental health with 6.9 million (29%) Australians living in remote, rural and regional communities. The number of Australians experiencing mental health problems in rural and remote areas is comparable to that in Sydney and Melbourne combined. However, rural and remote communities face challenges with limited access to support services, and high suicide rates.
Anxiety, depression, stress, grief and other mental health problems can often occur with many rural communities being affected by environmental threats and economic downturn. In recent years we have endured severe drought, flooding, bushfires and cyclones, which puts stress on rural and regional farming and business communities.
The 2017 Glove Box Guide to Mental Health is produced in partnership by The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH), the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) and The Land. Last October we launched the sixth edition.
The Guide includes stories, tips, and information about services to help connect rural communities and encourage conversations about mental health. The guide aims to be a helpful source of information, pointing rural people to places they can seek help.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the guide, please click here to see the online version or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your copy.
The 2017 Glove Box Guide to Mental Health Survey has now closed – WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN 20 APRIL 2018
Thank you to all those who participated. Your feedback is important to us and we look forward to sharing the results of the survey with you.
Those who participated in the survey have gone into the draw to win a $500 Visa Gift Card (donated by Allianz) or a $200 Akubra Voucher.