Video: RAMHP Profile – Tessa Caton

Tessa Caton, Program Manager for the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP), speaks about mental health in rural communities. RAMHP exists to educate, encourage and link people to mental health support.

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Community trauma toolkit

Created by Emerging Minds, an organisation dedicated to advancing the mental health of Australian children and families, the community trauma toolkit contains recourses for health professionals and GPS to help and support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event

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Webinar: Mental health care in rural Australia

A pre-recorded podcast by the Black Dog Institute explores the problems in mental health care delivery in rural Australia, from the point of view of the consumer and service provider. 

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Being Well podcast series

The Black Dog Institute offers a number of podcasts and webinars online, focusing on a range of mental health topics, from expert knowledge to personal stories. These podcasts each tackle an important mental health topic and provide support for health professionals. 

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Black Dog Institute Online Clinic

A free mental health assessment tool by the Black Dog Institute, the online clinic is for anyone worried they may be developing a mental health problem or would like better understanding of their mental health. The online clinic takes you through a range of clinical assessments and provides a personalised report with suggestions for support services.

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Let’s talk: managing stress during drought fact sheet

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) and the Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) have put together downloadable fact sheets to encourage talking about mental health, focusing on taking care of yourself during drought.  

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Mental health and wellbeing in first responders

What are the factors that contribute to excess stress and burnout for health workers? The Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN has been partnering with NSW Rural Doctors Network to educate clinicians on how to identify the signs and symptoms of depression, especially suicidal ideation, intent and plans in the first responder population.

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Staying or going the hardest drought decisions

Deciding to leave the land or stay is a hard decision. Finding ways to reduce the physiological effects caused by stress in these situations is paramount. Producers should treat their own mental health and wellbeing as an asset which requires the same sort of investment, management and attention as pastures and stock.

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Volume eight of the "Glove Box Guide to Mental Health" released

The award-winning Glove Box Guide to Mental Health aims to encourage rural people to talk about mental health, with this editions theme highlighting the ways rural Australian communities adapt to and cope with change. Now in its eighth edition, the guide is a partnership between The Land and the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP).

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Black Dog Institute – online self-care for doctors

In a free, recorded webinar, the Black Dog Institute explores the role e-mental health programs can play in the lives of doctors at risk of or already suffering from mental health problems. This resource is for GPs interested in self-care as well as the care of their patients.

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