About RAMHP

Who are we?

RAMHP exists for regional, rural and remote people and communities of NSW.

The program emerged in 2007 during drought and while it has evolved and broadened its community reach, it continues to have a specific focus of supporting people and communities who depend on primary production and agriculture, alongside other priority populations at greater risk of mental ill health.

RAMHP has 20 Coordinators employed by Local Health Districts across the state who are embedded within the communities they work. They are regional, rural and remote people themselves, and they understand the strengths, challenges and unique characteristics of rural life.

The program is guided by these strategies:

Link
Provide personalised advice to link individuals who need assistance for their mental health to the most appropriate services and resources.

Train
Deliver standardised and tailored mental health training to build capacity among community members and workplaces to identify and link people to services and resources.

Inform
Produce and disseminate information about mental health and available services and resources through a wide variety of channels targeting rural and remote people.

Partner
Work in partnership with stakeholders to create pathways to care and a flexible interagency response to priority groups and issues.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors help support our program by raising the profile of RAMHP in rural communities.
They help us communicate the message that getting help for your mental health issues is acceptable and important and they help to reduce stigma around mental ill-health. They also help us to raise awareness about the challenges rural and remote communities face and the impact this can have on mental health and wellbeing.

Melinda Schneider

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER AND SONG WRITER

Melinda has her own lived experience of mental ill-health and is keen to share her story, particularly to rural communities. She has a strong connection to rural and remote communities after spending a lot of her life touring in them as a country music artist.

She’s hoping that by sharing her story it will help to reduce stigma around mental ill-health and encourage help seeking in rural communities. Melinda has been a RAMHP Ambassador since 2019.

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ROADSHOW ๐Ÿ“† We're so pleased to be supporting North Coast Local Land Services and Mary Oโ€™Brien from Are You Bogged Mate? this week in Northern NSW at these free events.

Come along to hear from Mary and catch up with RAMHP Coordinators, Sam Osborne in Grafton and Steve Carrigg in Lismore and Murwillumbah.

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#ramhp #RuralMentalHealth #RuralNSW #NorthernNSW #AreYouBoggedMate Northern NSW Local Health District ramhp_nswHave you secured your spot at our free roadshow supporting mental health? โฐ๐Ÿ“…

If youโ€™re feeling bogged down or trying to help out a mate, get connected to the right people and resources. ๐Ÿค

Our guest presenter, Mary Oโ€™Brien from Are You Bogged Mate? is a passionate advocate for agriculture and breaking the stigma of seeking help around mental health.

Book your spot at one of our roadshows today!

Events run from 17-22 May ๐Ÿ‘‰ bit.ly/4aYCeMN

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ROADSHOW ๐Ÿ“† Were so pleased to be supporting North Coast Local Land Services and Mary Oโ€™Brien from Are You Bogged Mate? this week in Northern NSW at these free events. 

Come along to hear from Mary and catch up with RAMHP Coordinators, Sam Osborne in Grafton and Steve Carrigg in Lismore and Murwillumbah.

Event details ๐Ÿ‘‡

#ramhp #RuralMentalHealth #RuralNSW #NorthernNSW #AreYouBoggedMate Northern NSW Local Health District ramhp_nsw

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE | Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week.

The week-long event recognises the power of volunteering and the enormous contribution that volunteers make.

However, it's also important not to underestimate the value of good mental health and wellbeing for our volunteers, particularly those in rural communities.

Here at RAMHP, we're proud to provide training for volunteer groups and leaders to better understand how they can support mental health and wellbeing within themselves and fellow volunteers.

๐Ÿ’ป Find out more here: bit.ly/42u0nHC

There really is something for everyone in the volunteer space. How will you make a difference?

#NVW2024 #VolunteeringAustralia #somethingforeveryone #ramhp #ruralmentalhealth #communityspirit ramhp_nsw
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE | Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week.

The week-long event recognises the power of volunteering and the enormous contribution that volunteers make. 

However, its also important not to underestimate the value of good mental health and wellbeing for our volunteers, particularly those in rural communities.

Here at RAMHP, were proud to provide training for volunteer groups and leaders to better understand how they can support mental health and wellbeing within themselves and fellow volunteers.

๐Ÿ’ป Find out more here: https://bit.ly/42u0nHC

There really is something for everyone in the volunteer space. How will you make a difference?

#NVW2024 #VolunteeringAustralia #SomethingForEveryone #ramhp #RuralMentalHealth #CommunitySpirit ramhp_nsw

#primex2024 ๐Ÿ˜Š Check out these fresh faces!

RAMHP Coordinators, Steve, Sam and Orry are ready and waiting for you at Primex, which kicks off today, until Saturday. Stop by site A5/A6 and say HI! ๐Ÿ‘‹

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JOIN US ๐Ÿ’ฌ RAMHP's quarterly e-newsletter, Letโ€™s Talk, is the place where we share the latest news, events and resources.

Sign up now to ensure it reaches your Inbox.

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