Support for Rural Communities
The potential hardship associated with living in rural and remote
communities (including drought, fire, flood, isolation, etc…) can have huge consequences in terms of mental and physical health, as well as the social and economic impacts.
On this page you will find information about some of the services offered across Western NSW Local Health District to support our communities experiencing hardship.
On this page:
- Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)
- Rural & Drought Support Team
- Rural Youth Mental Health Service
Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)
The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) is a major program of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, in partnership with each of the rural NSW Health Districts.
RAMHP has coordinators based across rural and remote NSW, with some covering Western NSW LHD. Their role is to inform, educate and connect individuals, communities and workplaces with appropriate services and programs.
Find our more about RAMHP
To learn more, access information about training programs and a range of downloadable resources, or to find a RAMHP Coordinator in your local area, head to the RAMHP website.
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Rural Recovery Response Peer Workers
Rural Recovery Response Peer Workers are located in Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange and provide support to access mental health services. Please contact your local mental health team to see if a Peer Worker can help you.
Rural Youth Mental Health Service
The Rural Youth Mental Health Service (RYMH) is delivered by the Benevolent Society and offers early intervention services for young people (12-25) with, or at risk of, mental illness.
For young people not already in contact with a support service, or who find it difficult to access or engage with a service, RYMH will be there to help them make a positive change. Young people can ask for support from the program themselves, or be referred by a community organisation.