Category Archives: suicide

Encouraging men to tackle mental health

In Australia, one in eight men are likely to experience depression in their lifetime and one in five men are likely to experience anxiety in a 12 month period.  On this very day, seven Australians will take their own lives … Continue reading

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SUPPORT A MATE

Support a mate is about helping farmers, their families and rural communities through tough times such as drought. Support A Mate Rural Outreach is about helping connect farmers, their families and rural communities to support services and a regular outreach … 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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Rosie Batty launches anti-domestic violence app ‘iMatter’ for young women

Credit: Angela, Pedestrian Daily Via The Guardian Australian of the Year committed to bringing domestic violence to the forefront of our national agenda, Rosie Batty, has launched a free anti-domestic violence app for young women called ‘iMatter’. The app, which is … Continue reading

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FAMILY DRUG SUPPORT

As featured in The Country Web No: 59 Edition. Today’s family faces many challenges including alcohol or other drug use. Sometimes this can dominate a family for years and everyone can be affected—parents, siblings and friends. Children of drug or … 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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Mary Slater – A Woman of Substance

As featured in The Country Web Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. Walhallow‘s Mary Slater is the only daughter in a family of five and was bought up on an Aboriginal Mission. She later attended Quirindi High School before leaving in Year 10 … Continue reading

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Jessica Brown – changing lives one sister at at time

As featured in The Country Web Number 59 Spring 2013 edition. Jessica Brown is the founder and CEO of Life Changing Experiences Foundation and its SISTER2Sister mentoring program, which has changed the lives of hundreds of young women across NSW. She … Continue reading

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Can $70,000 and 7 ideas improve regional Australia

I had to share this fantastic example of our rural and remote youth taking action to improve our communities… The ideas developed by young people who took part in February’s Heywire Regional Youth Summit have been brought together in one … Continue reading

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Mens Matters with Greg Millan – How to build a Health Plan with your doctor

As featured in The Country Web Number 58 Autumn 2013 It’s important to develop and maintain a good working relationship with your main doctor in life, who is normally a GP but can also include any number of specialist doctors … Continue reading

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