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    Mental health in rural and remote Australia: An insider’s look

    Allan Sparkes is Deputy Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales. He’s had to face his own mental health demons throughout his life, suffering from two debilitating mental illnesses for more than a decade which developed during his former Police career. Thankfully,… Read more

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    Alcohol and depression

    Having a beer or two after a hard day’s work is part of Australia’s culture. There’s nothing more refreshing after a hard day’s work farming than to relax and unwind to a drink or two. However, when one or two drinks turns into binge drinking… Read more

  • Fiona Simson

    Depression and Mental health in remote areas: Let’s start initiating the conversation

    Fiona Simson, president of the National Farmers Federation, is familiar with the struggles that many members of the farming community face, day in day out.The long days of labour intensive work as well as having to deal with unpredictable events, makes the reality of farm… Read more

  • The reaction and recovery to trauma on a farm

    Farm life can be tough. Farmers may experience financial, environmental and work related risks and challenges that can affect their physical or mental health and well-being, and may last short or long term. Read more

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