Social and community support

We know drought can increase mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. We fund local governments to provide free support services such as:

  • family support services
  • one-to-one counselling
  • outreach support
  • community mental health and wellbeing events
  • advice and referrals.

Need help now?

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, contact:

Find the right mental health resource for you.

Support in your area

Call the Farmer Assistance Hotline 13 23 16 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm local time).

Find local support:

See all drought and rural support we provide.