Category Archives: Rural Support Workers

Secure your farm’s financial future for today and generations to come

by Jeff Caldbeck, Dubbo As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) provides free and confidential financial counselling to a range of clients who are suffering, or at imminent risk of suffering, financial hardship. … Continue reading

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Lived experience of mental health can open new doors

by Johnathon Harms As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. Women in rural and regional Australia will be only too familiar with the limited access to mental health support services. These problems are all the same, only worse, outside … Continue reading

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Our journey continues…..

by Liane Corocher, Monkerai. As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Living the life of a farmer certainly has its highs and lows. I have always thought this was the case through my career within the agricultural sector, but it … Continue reading

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Recovering from fire

by Caroline Hayes, Sir Ivan Fire Recovery Support Service As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual In February 2017, a devastating fire ripped through farming land between the small rural towns of Cassilis, Coolah and Dunedoo. 55 000 ha was … Continue reading

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Lynne opens her home and heart to children in crisis

By Lynne Sawyers As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual When Barnardos Australia foster carer Lynne Sawyers (pictured), took in her first foster-child she couldn’t have guessed that she would still be caring for children in crisis almost 20 years later. … Continue reading

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GIVE HAPPY LIVE HAPPY: RECOGNISE A VOLUNTEER IN YOUR COMMUNITY

  The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Rural Women’s Network program is seeking your help to uncover female volunteers within NSW rural communities before 28 July 2017. These worthy women will be included in the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, acknowledging and celebrating their contributions … Continue reading

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Dairy Assistance Guide – Support for dairy farmers

The Department of Primary Industries’ Rural Resilience Program has produced an Assistance Guide for Dairy Farmers. This useful guide provides information on key regional contacts, financial support, funding information, business support and health and well-being. It also includes tips, tools … Continue reading

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Building resilience in farming communities

Department of Primary Industries‘ new Rural Resilience Program (RRP) was launched by Minister for Primary Industries the Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP earlier this month. The program’s vision is ‘connected viable farming communities’. The new program  was born out of the … Continue reading

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Nominate a Volunteer today

The Rural Women’s Network is seeking help to uncover wonderful volunteers in our communities to honour them in the The 2014 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. Volunteers are extremely valuable to communities as they ensure the survival of many important community groups including … Continue reading

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Men’s Matters with Greg Millan – Depression: Don’t go it alone

As featured in The Country Web  Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. A lot of men can think that depression and anxiety are signs of personal weaknesses but they are serious medical disorders just like heart disease or gout. They can darken … Continue reading

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