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Seeking feedback on 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.  This 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.

 

WE NEED YOU!

This year, we want to hear from our readers!

Please complete our survey HERE to help give us an understanding of the type of content that is useful to you, and those you connect with. Once you have completed the survey you will go into the draw to win a $500 Visa Gift Card (donated by Allianz) or a $200 Akubra Voucher. Terms and Conditions apply.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the guide, please click here to see the online version or email ramhp@newcastle.edu.au to order your copy.

 

 

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