Archive for 'Rural'

Mental health message headed for isolated communities in Antarctic bases

Mental health message headed for isolated communities in Antarctic bases

It is one of the most remote places on Earth, but the physical hardships confronted by expeditioners to Antarctica are not the only challenges they face. Months spent without sunlight, separation from loved ones and disrupted [...]

Critical need for rural mental health care

Critical need for rural mental health care

Meeting the growing demand for mental healthcare in the bush will be critical for the long-term wellbeing of rural and remote patients, and will require the continuing strong focus of governments, the Rural Doctors Association of [...]

Fishermen haunted by depression and stress, says Deakin University

Fishermen haunted by depression and stress, says Deakin University

Stress and fears about the future are contributing to high levels of depression among the nation’s fishermen who are not as highly valued as farmers, says a university researcher. A nationwide survey of the fishing industry [...]

CBH directors talk mental health

CBH directors talk mental health

Four directors of the CBH Group board, including chairman Wally Newman, have shared personal experiences as part of a campaign launched this week to raise awareness of mental health in regional WA. In partnership with the [...]

We can use AFL to boost school attendance and improve mental health in Indigenous communities

We can use AFL to boost school attendance and improve mental health in Indigenous communities

Indigenous boys living in remote Australian communities have a 20% lower truancy rate if they play AFL. This is one of the findings from our latest study exploring the benefits of Indigenous people’s participation in Australian [...]

Boys do cry: West Australian farmers break silence on mental health issues

Boys do cry: West Australian farmers break silence on mental health issues

“Boys aren’t meant to even cry, but I can assure you I’ve seen plenty of them do it – and I’ve even been to that point myself,” Wally Newman, a farmer for over 40 years, says as [...]

Outback mobile mental health service vital for graziers fights for funding

Outback mobile mental health service vital for graziers fights for funding

A crowdfunding campaign has begun to save a one-of-a-kind mobile mental health service operating in remote far-north Queensland. For the past three years, Cairns-based psychologist Crispian Jones has been travelling to cattle stations in an area [...]

Mental illness plagues young Indigenous people: report

Mental illness plagues young Indigenous people: report

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to be affected by serious mental illnesses than other young people, new research has indicated. A joint report by Mission Australia and The Black Dog Institute [...]

Malcolm Turnbull to be shown ‘war zone’ video from regional towns in push for cashless welfare card

Malcolm Turnbull to be shown ‘war zone’ video from regional towns in push for cashless welfare card

A shocking video showing the “war zone” conditions of regional WA towns will be shown to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra today as a delegation from the State calls for an urgent expansion of the [...]

Alarming farm health statistics

Alarming farm health statistics

Being a farmer is the most dangerous occupation in the country. While it may be a startling claim, National Centre for Farmer Health representative Jody Morton said the statistics don’t lie.  Speaking to more than 130 [...]