Rural Minds is a comprehensive program designed to raise awareness, grow understanding and ensure that the information provided is embedded into agricultural and farming communities
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Rural Minds is a comprehensive program designed by people living and working in rural Australia for people living and working in rural Australia.
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!
Who can benefit?
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.
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; Rural Minds is tailored particularly for primary producers, their families and those who work and/or live in rural communities.
Where possible and appropriate, a Rural Minds workshop can incorporate other social events such as a BBQ or a guest speaker.
What materials are provided?
All participants receive a Rural Minds Program Pack.
This pack comprises: a RRMH logo bag; Rural Minds magnet, 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
“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 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