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Drought Assistance - Mental Health & Wellbeing

There are many services available to support mental health and wellbeing. Please click on any of the links below to find more information.

  • If you're trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head To Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options offering access to free or low cost services.
  • The Virtual Psychologist offers free 24 hour psychological counselling services to drought affected farmers in Rural and Remote Communities via SMS, online chat, email and phone. Call 1300 665 234, text: 0488 807 266 or visit the website at https://www.virtualpsychologist.com.au. For more information email: admin@virtualpsychologist.com.au
  • Community Connections is a service offered by Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Qld. Community Connections facilitators work with individuals across the Southern Downs to highlight existing services, provide access to the right resources and build awareness of community well-being. The program builds the capacity of local trusted individuals to support community members experiencing distress and enables them to provide a safe gateway to care. This program is available for anyone living or working in the region. There are lots of great free training opportunities. To view the calendar click here (PDF 273.5KB). For further information please email connect@lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au or call 1300 991 443.
  • Salvation Army
  • Rural Aid
  • Flying Doctors
  • Lifeline Provides support for people having difficulty coping or staying safe.  
  • Are you bogged mate?
  • Aussie Helpers
  • Country Call Back
  • Beyond Blue is available 24/7 on 1300 224 636 or online to provide support on a range of mental health issues.
  • I Farm Well
  • Buy a Bale  If you are a farmer and registered with Buy a Bale you can apply for a ONCE OFF $1500 payment from Rural Aid towards bill payment.
  • Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Drought and rural support
  • FarmHub Online Portal Looking for drought assistance or support for your farm business?  Your option are now in one easy-to-access place with the launch of the FarmHub.
  • Bushfire Support for Health Professionals (PDF 1.5MB)
  • Bushfire Support for Community (PDF 892.3KB)
  • Kids Helpline provides free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling for young people aged 5 to 25 years. Contact Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or visit their website.
  • MensLine Australia provides counselling services for men on 1300 78 9978 or visit their website here.

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