Looking after your Mental Health
In tough times it can be easy to neglect your own mental health.
See these articles about local farmers who have faced mental health issues in dry times:
- Communities must use past experiences to prepare for drought, physically and mentally: Miles Hannemann
- Blokes chat with blokes about anxiety, depression and suicide with Menswatch: Rick Hinge
In addition to your family doctor or general practitioner, below is a list of regional health services that might help.
- ac.care Drought Assistance - 1800 880 913Support, information, counselling and home visits during tough times
- Rural and remote mental health services - 13 14 65 (24 hour crisis)
- Integrated Mental Health Team - 08 8721 1507Service for people with mental illness in the South East and Tatiara
- Mind Australia Drought Assistance & Mental Health - 1300 286 463Mind Australia offers a range of community services in South Australia
Further services relating to financial support are listed on the Financial Help page.
National 24-Hour Counselling
- Beyond Blue- 1300 22 4636 Information about depression and anxiety, available treatments and where to get help.
- Lifeline - 131 114They're never too far away. For anyone, anywhere, anytime - just pick up the phone.
- Mensline - 1300 78 99 78
- Relationships Australia - 1300 864 277 Relationship support advice and services for individuals, families and communities.
- Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800Telephone and online counselling for children and young people.
- Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
- Emergency mental health - 131 465 (Personal, family and support line, 24 hours, 7 days a week) Advice and information about coping with distress and hardship.