On the road, building partnerships.
Rural Minds is a comprehensive program designed to raise awareness, grow understanding and ensures that the information is embedded 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!
Rural Minds workshops are concise, efficient, effective and enlightening.
The Rural Minds program can coordinate and deliver:
- One-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)
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! Rural Minds is convened at times and locations to suit your community.
What does Rural Minds consist of?
The 4 hour 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 have access to our Rural Minds helpline 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 4 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
Rural Minds builds partnerships and alliances to ensure the delivery of practical, culturally tailored programs, current partnerships:
- Partners In Recovery – Darling Downs and South West Queensland Consortia
- Coordinated Accommodation Support Programme – Richmond Fellowship Queensland
- Human Services Communication Support Initiative – Royal Flying Doctor Service
- South Burnett Suicide Prevention Group – Wesley LifeForce
- Chincihilla Helping Hands – Volunteer group
- Toowoomba Suicide Prevention Network – Wesley LifeForce
- Balonne Communities Suicide Prevention Network – Wesley LifeForce
“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
“Trainers were fantastic. Very informative and nothing was too hard for them. They made learning easier by breaking down the content to increase confidence, especially in the role plays.”
ASIST Participant Dalby
“Very practical training, supportive trainers give you the confidence to learn and apply the skills.”ASIST Participant Miles
I expected this workshop to challenge me – and it did: but I feel much more confident in dealing with a suicide situation now, thank you.ASIST Participant, Charleville
This training was very beneficial to me personally (confronting at times). I had to visit places and thoughts that I had not in the past. Highly recommendedASIST Participant, Charleville
Absolutely loved it!! Very relevant in both personal and professional!! Thank you so much!!ASIST Participant, Charleville
Thank you for the valuable workshop – I feel much more confident about my role as a suicide intervention caregiver.Rural Minds Participant, Charleville