08 Jun

Aussie Helpers Virtual Psychologist given $1m for innovative SMS psychological access

Aussie Helpers Virtual Psychologist given $1m for innovative SMS psychological access. Queensland Country Life-Sally Cripps @sallyQCL 6 Jun 2018, 5 a.m. Faced with a suicide rate twice as high in rural Australia as other parts of the country, governments have long grappled with the challenge of how best to deliver psychological counselling services in country areas. Photo – Sally Cripps. After a concerted effort over a number of months, and in the face of increasing desperation by landholders facing relentless drought, the federal government has...

23 May

Aussie Helpers on the job in Dubbo NSW

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27 Mar

Aussie Helpers Resue Mission Scone NSW

March 13 2018 – 5:47PM The heart-wrenching moment charity ‘Aussie Helpers’ delivers supplies to Upper Hunter farmers on the brink Written by :Caitlin Reid YESTERDAY Upper Hunter farmer Paul Metcalf had nearly lost all hope. With little feed left on his Gundy property “Belah”, he was loading his last 40 head of cattle to be sent off to sale when he received an unexpected call. “They were in the yard ready to go,” an emotional Mr Metcalf recalled. “Then I picked up the phone and they...

01 Mar


1st MARCH 2018 IVORY COAT LAUNCHES ‘OUTBACK GIVEBACK’ CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN WITH AUSSIE HELPERS Aiming to donate 160,000kgs of stock feed to struggling Australian farmers in first 12 months Sydney, NSW: Ivory Coat Companion Goods (ICCG) are thrilled to be partnering with Aussie Helpers once again to deliver vital assistance to Australian farming families doing it tough. Outback Giveback launches on 1st March 2018 and will see ICCG donating stock feed to Aussie Helpers each quarter based on the volume of ICCG grain-free dry...

TEXT support for rural workers
21 Feb

UPDATE: City users putting a strain on “Rural Text Counselling Support Service”

Virtual Psychologist CEO Dervla Loughnane said she had to double her staff due to the overwhelming response, but she was concerned that some city users were detracting from services specifically designed to help country folk. “There has been a huge demand from rural areas but unfortunately we have seen some city-based people creeping in.” Dervla Loughnane The text messaging psychology service, which is funded by farmer support charity Aussie Helpers, provides 24/7 counselling and support for people in rural and remote areas. Rural...

Brian Egan of Aussie Helpers and Dave Church QLD Country Life article 20 FEB 2018
21 Feb

UPDATE: Virtual Psychologist Service with Aussie Helpers for Rural Counselling support

Since the new texting counselling service had been launched for rural people in need psychologist, Dervla Loughnane, stated it has been inundated with text support requests from Aussie farmers around Australia. “We were swamped!” Aussie Helpers launched the mental health texting service in January 2018 to save farmers lives who are living in rural areas and seeking fast mental health support is not possible. It is expected to be a huge lifesaver for rural Australia. Dervla Loughnane, who created the program, said the Virtual Psychologist business...

29 Jan

Requests for assistance mounting in Aussie Helpers office -Queensland Country Life 25/01/2018

Requests for assistance mounting in Aussie Helpers office. Sally Cripps @sallyQCL 25 Jan 2018, 8 a.m.               The need to keep feeding weaners such as this one at Barcaldine have been behind the requests for help overwhelming the Aussie Helpers hotline. Photo supplied. It’s not only drought-stricken Cunnamulla that will be feeling the helping hand of fellow Aussies reaching out with a hay drive on Australia Day – rural charity, Aussie Helpers, is preparing for a hay relief effort in the state’s central west. Centred around Barcaldine...

22 Dec

MEDIA: DEC/17 Peta Credlin #skynews Interview with Brian Egan Aussie Helpers about saving our farmers lives

Pete Credlin from Sky News (podcast) interviews Brian Egan, Aussie Helpers founder, about the ongoing plight our Aussie farmers face with drought and the upcoming summer. CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW – To watch it now: Thanks to Peta Credlin, see more from her on her Podcast. AUSSIE HELPERS TEAM   ...