The long-term impact of stressful situations like drought can have a long-term effect on communities, including their mental health and wellbeing. There is also a ripple effect in rural communities and associated industries such as farmers, stock and station agents, cattle buyers, agricultural contractors, professional services, shops and schools.
RAMHP have developed a range of downloadable resources to support individual and community mental health. The resources below have been identified as the most useful for those affected by drought. For our full range of resources, click here.
In this podcast episode, Let’s Talk – Coping with drought – we discuss the issue of drought, the importance of staying connected and how to access support. Hear from grazier Richard Wilson, North West Local Land Services (NWLLS) Ag Advisory team member Sally Balmain, and farmer and Executive Councillor on the Rural Affairs Committee, Lisa Minogue.