Rural Minds is a culturally tailored program designed to raise awareness and confidence, grow understanding and ensure the information is embedded at a local level into agricultural and farming communities.
Who can benefit?
Rural Minds is a comprehensive program designed for people living and working in rural Australia by people living and working in rural Australia.
Anyone who is connected to the land or living in a rural area – through farming, rural work, a rural business or a ‘tree change’. Teachers, publicans, pharmacists – anyone with an interest in strengthening and giving back to their community!
Bring Rural Minds to your community! We provide a facilitator to present and support staff. All you need is commitment and a passion for improving your community’s social and emotional well-being.
The Rural Minds program can coordinate and deliver:
- Half-Day Community Workshop
- Train-the-Presenter Workshop
- Rural Minds for Resourceful Communities
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- SafeTALK Training
- The Roadshow concept (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX0xZgb9dF0)
Rural Minds workshops are concise, efficient, effective and enlightening, and are convened at times and locations to suit your community.
What does Rural Minds consist of?
The half-day Rural Minds workshop combines practical, culturally-relevant information around risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention tips/techniques and where and how to get assistance.
Including compelling accounts of mental health issues from those involved in the agricultural sector, and a suite of Rural Minds DVDs to accompany the delivery of the workshop; tailored particularly for primary producers, their families and those who work and/or live in rural communities.
What materials are provided?
All participants receive a Rural Minds Program Pack.
This pack comprises: a RRMH logo bag; pens, stickers, Rural Minds social and emotional well-being workbook, Rural Minds mental health passport, and a certificate of participation.
Once community members have completed the workshop, they will be able to participant in the Train-the-Presenter workshop, and network to assist with improving the mental health of their communities.
How much does Rural Minds cost?
Rural Minds is priced depending on location and group numbers, and is provided by our trained independent Rural Minds facilitators.
The workshop takes only a few hours, so it can be delivered at times and locations to suit the the community.
If you would like to find out more about Rural Minds, or request a Rural Minds workshop for your community, contact Tim Saal, Rural Minds Program Manager
“I would just like to send a big ‘thank you’ to Tim and Rural and Remote Mental Health for their generous support and recognition at the Working Dog and Stock Handling School. I feel that the uplift to my mental health has been huge, and I will highly recommend this training to everyone.”Working Dog and Stock Handling School participant Kingaroy
“Excellent course with very practical and positive outcomes.”Me & My Community participant Longreach
Thank you for the valuable workshop – I feel much more confident about my role as a suicide intervention caregiver.Rural Minds Participant, Charleville
Definitely something that should be shown to as many as possible.Rural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs
Well presented in an interactive-safe sharing environment. Helps to “Break down the Stigma”Rural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs
DvD’s and workbooks were relevant, factual and interesting. Good entry level/ awareness and education to mental healthRural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs
Helps me understand how to help when people come to me with their issuesRural Minds for Resourceful Communities Participant, Roxby Downs