Social support and wellbeing

​​We take mental health, wellbeing and suicide in rural and regional Australia seriously. We recognise that people living and working on farms are subject to economic, climatic and social pressures. These pressures can affect their wellbeing, particularly during times of drought.

We fund local governments and community organisations 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.

Our goal is to improve access to mental health and suicide prevention services for people in regional and remote areas.

Need help now?

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

Find the right mental health resource for you via Head to Health​​.

Support in your area

Call the Farmer Assistance Hotline 13 23 16 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm local time).

Find local support and information on programs and services available:

See all drought and rural support we provide.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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