What we know
Each year, one in five of us will experience a mental health problem. Mental health problems are common but they are also very treatable.
Yet if you live in the city you are twice as likely to access a psychologist then if you live in a rural area of NSW.
We are here to educate, encourage and link people to mental health support.
People living in rural areas are more likely to seek help from people they trust such as their agents, suppliers, sales representatives, local community and sporting groups. We provide these people with the skills and confidence to help link people to mental health support. If you would like more information about our community and workplace support skills training, please click here.
What we do
Living and working across regional, rural and remote NSW, we are uniquely placed to identify and link people in your community experiencing mental health concerns to mental health support.
Through innovative projects, local and national partnerships, mental health information, tailored advice, workshops and short courses, we ensure that you know how and where to find help when you need it.
How do we help link people to mental health support?
- We help people experiencing mental health concerns by providing advice on appropriate services and resources in your local area. Click here to find your local RAMHP Coordinator.
- We educate workplaces and community members on how to recognise someone experiencing a mental health concern and how to provide support. Click here to find out more.
- We work with communities and individuals to inform and raise awareness about staying mentally healthy and how to find help when you need it.
- We respond in times of natural disasters and severe adversity, linking community members to local services and support.
- Underlying all the work that we do are strategic partnerships with services and organisations in rural NSW. These partnerships increase our reach to communities and build relationships between local service providers. Click here to find out more about our current partnerships.
How is the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) managed?
RAMHP is a state-wide program, funded by the NSW Ministry of Health under a funding agreement with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH). The program funds one or more RAMHP Coordinators in each of the rural NSW Local Health Districts.
RAMHP is one of the major projects of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Heatlth (CRRMH), which is part of the University of Newcastle. Click here to find out more.
For more information about RAMHP, click here RAMHP Explainer Card (554 KB)