Doorknock reveals half of respondents in moderate to high distress state

A look behind closed doors reveals how many are struggling to cope with the rising cost of living and other haunting pressures A nationwide door knock project evaluated by researchers at The University of Western Australia has revealed the true extent of the country’s mental health crisis, with almost half of the respondents reporting being […]

Safe farms and strong family health comes to fore in farm safety week

We are in Farm Safety Awareness Week so please take extra care and alert others that are less experienced around farm sheds yards and paddocks This Farm Safety Awareness Week that runs from 18 to 24 July is a time to reflect on anything that could cause a physical hazard around the farm, and as […]

ARHEN welcomes rural mental health recommendations for the bush

The Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) has welcomed the Final Report from the House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and the recommendations to improve access to services for people in rural and remote Australia. The Committee recommended the Australian Government leverage the existing Australian Rural Health Education Network by providing funding […]

Rural Australian’s given access to just launched mental health helpline technology

Thousands of rural Australians in crisis could benefit from the launch of a charity’s technology that can reduce the time it takes to select and contact a suitable mental health helpline. Latest government data shows almost half (45%) of the Australian population will experience mental illness at some time in their life[1], and a recent […]