Publications

Submission to the Australian Government Productivity Commission, Inquiry into the Economic Impacts of Mental Ill-Health 2019

RRMH welcomes the broad scope of this inquiry and, through the lens of rural and remote Australians, will provide an outline of key issues they face, as well as the outcomes from the prevention programs delivered by RRMH.

To access the submission, follow this link: Rural and Remote Mental Health Productivity Commission Submission 2019

Deadly Thinking Evaluation Report 2018

Deadly Thinking is a culturally tailored emotional health and wellbeing workshop designed for people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds living in rural and remote areas of Australia. This program is designed to increase emotional health and wellbeing literacy, improve help seeking behaviours and decrease stigma in these communities.

The evaluation comprised of a survey prior to the start of the workshop and following the training in order to assess the emotional health and wellbeing of participants attending sessions, satisfaction with the training received, possible changes in help seeking behaviours and perceived barriers to help seeking.

To access the article, follow this link: Deadly Thinking Evaluation Report 2018

Rural Minds Evaluation Report 2018

Rural Minds is a culturally tailored mental health literacy workshop designed for farming and agricultural communities, and those who support them, living in rural and remote areas of Australia. The Rural Minds program is designed to increase mental health literacy, improve help-seeking behaviours and decrease mental health stigma in farming and agricultural communities, located mostly in rural, regional and remote Australia.

The evaluation comprised of a survey which assessed the mental health and wellbeing of participants who attended the workshops, their satisfaction with the training and possible changes in help-seeking behaviours and perceived barriers to help-seeking.

To access the article, follow this link: Rural Minds Evaluation Report 2018

Psychological distress in remote mining and construction workers in Australia 2018

We collected data on the mental health and wellbeing of remote mining and construction workers to provide a snapshot of the prevalence of psychological distress in this workforce; we also investigated the correlates of distress in these workers.

To access the article, follow this link: Psychological distress in remote mining and construction workers in Australia

Rural and Remote Mental Health 2018 Annual Report

The directors present this concise report together with the financial statements to the members of Rural and Remote Mental Health Limited for the year ended 30 June 2018.

To access the article, follow this link: 2017-2018 Annual Report

Kingaroy High School SafeTALK Evaluation Report 2018

Over a two-day period, a total of six SafeTALK trainings were provided. Three SafeTALK qualified trainers provided by Rural and Remote Mental Health (RRMH) worked with the Pastoral Care team and teachers at KSHS to deliver the SafeTALK training in school hours to
the Year 12 students (ages ranging from 16 to 18 years).

To access the article, follow this link: Kingaroy High School SafeTALK Evaluation Report 2018

Rural and Remote Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017-2020

The Strategic Plan for RRMH for the 2017–2020 period revolves around five key areas:

1. Delivering and expanding high quality, evidence-based prevention programs, including early interventions, 2. Promoting our reputation and brand, 3. Strengthening alliances and partnerships to expand reach and impact, 4. Funding our ambitions, and 5. Pursuing organisational excellence.

To access the full plan, follow this link: Rural and Remote Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Rural and Remote Mental Health 2017 Annual Report

The directors present this concise report together with the financial statements to the members of Rural and Remote Mental Health Limited for the year ended 30 June 2017.

To access the article, follow this link: Annual Report 2016-2017

Rural and Remote Mental Health 2016 Annual Report

The directors present this concise report together with the financial statements to the members of Rural and Remote Mental Health Limited for the year ended 30 June 2016.

To access the article, follow this link: Annual Report 2015-2016

Rural and Remote Mental Health 2015 Annual Report

The directors present this concise report together with the financial statements to the members of Rural and Remote Mental Health Limited for the year ended 30 June 2015.

To access the article, follow this link: Annual Report 2014-2015

“It’ll Be Alright in the Long Run” Roadshow Evaluation Report 2012

The Roadshow was envisaged as a series of free events aimed at a broad cross-section of each community. Each event was to include a BBQ, face painters and jumping castles for the children as well as lucky door prizes and giveaways. Free buses were also to be provided to bring people in from neighbouring communities.

The overall objective of the Roadshow was to increase awareness surrounding mental health through an enjoyable event that increased the knowledge, access and awareness of mental health services available to the local community.

To access the article, follow this link: It’ll Be Alright In The Long Run Evaluation Report 2012

From Creative Recovery to Creative Livelihoods: “It’s not just art... It’s a healing thing” Evaluation Report 2011

Creative Recovery was implemented as a pilot project in Lockhart River, a remote Indigenous community in Far North Queensland during 2008 as an innovative, community arts-based, wellbeing and mental health recovery project. During this time, over 28 organisations became involved in an effort to promote social and emotional wellbeing for a diverse range of community members. The project also began to explore opportunities for social and creative enterprise within these communities.

The following report describes the processes involved in implementing and the outcomes obtained from Creative Recovery, as well as outlining the challenges and future opportunities.

To access the article, follow this link: Creative Livelihoods Evaluation Report 2011

Deadly Thinking Pilot Evaluation Report 2011

The Deadly Thinking workshops were constructed around, and delivered according to, three fundamental precepts: culture, language and confidentiality.

The objectives of the workshops were to raise awareness, improve understanding and provide some strategies and pathways to help to address social, emotional and mental wellbeing issues in a “whole person, whole community” context.

To access the article, follow this link: Deadly Thinking Pilot Report 2011.