In tough times it is easy for the farm to take priority and we often forget to ensure our own health and wellbeing. The Dairy NSW Farmer Dinners are a chance for you and the family to join neighbours and industry consultants for a night out.
Come along to hear valuable advice and information to sustain your mental health and wellbeing so you can continue to support your farm through the dry season. Please call 1800 270 778 or contact your local Dairy NSW Regional Extension Officer.
Service provider mental health training
Drought affects the entire industry and extends beyond the farm gate, so it is important for all areas of the supply chain to be aware of the mental health and wellbeing challenges which face our farmers and friends.
Join industry colleagues for a 3 hour training workshop where you'll learn the skills needed to deal effectively with clients experiencing stress and look after your own mental wellbeing too. Please call 1800 270 778 or contact your local Dairy NSW Regional Extension Officer.
Mental health resources
Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMPH)
RAMPH has 14 coordinators living and working across rural and remote NSW, who can identify and link people experiencing mental health concerns with appropriate mental health support.
Find your local RAMPH coordinator for further support.
Rural Resilience Program (RRP)
RRP connects farmers with support services for managing mental health and wellbeing. It offer a range of training programs for farmers to develop mental resilience and build skills manage mental health during challenging times. RRP is a program of the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Find out more about RRP initiatives.
Emergency contacts: If you're concerned about your own or someone else's mental health, you can call the NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 for advice.
The Mental Health Line (1800 011 511) is a single number, state-wide 24-hour mental health telephone access service. Anyone with a mental health issue can call to speak with a mental health professional and be directed to the right care for them.
Having a tough time and need someone to talk to right now? The following services are there to listen and help you out. They are confidential and available 24/7.
Lifeline 13 11 14
Men's Line Australia 1300 78 99 78
Kids Help Line A counselling and support provided for young people (to 24 years old) who are feeling depressed, sad, or lonely or just need someone to talk to 1800 55 1800
Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467