Mental Health in rural and remote Australia
The rates of people experiencing mental health issues is similar across
the nation: around 20 per cent or 1 in 5. However, rates of self-harm increase with remoteness
while access to primary care and mental health professionals decreases.
Mental Health Submission
Alliance submission to the Senate Inquiry into
The accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia
On March 19 Greens and Labor Party Senators passed a motion to set up an inquiry to investigate mental health services in the bush.
The Alliance has produced striking new analysis on access to mental health professionals in country areas compared to the cities.
The Inquiry is due to report by October 17, 2018.
NRHA Mental Health Webinar
Rural and remote areas and the refocusing of Commonwealth mental health services.
This Webinar is a free service provided by the NRHA as part of its work to secure better
and fairer health and health services for the people of rural and remote areas.
If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health difficulties, talk to your local GP,
mental health professional or a trusted friend or family member.
If you are in crisis call 000 or Lifeline’s 24hr Telephone Crisis Support on 13 11 14.
The Alliance has prepared a Rural Mental Health Help Sheet detailing organisations that can assist if you
or someone close to you is experiencing mental health difficulties.