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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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    The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is here to help when things go wrong

    Communities in rural and remote areas face a range of challenges. One of the big ones - Isolation from medical services. Farms are often difficult to access, which means that when accidents happen the role of the emergency services is critical. Luckily for farmers and… Read more

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