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16 Jul

Ten Eyewitness News Queensland July 9 2018 Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket.

Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket. Our farmers and their families are doing it tough but there’s an unconventional service making a difference.     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Exclusive: Unconventional Service Helping Drought-Stricken Farmers Relentless drought and crushing isolation has seen suicide rates in the bush skyrocket. Our farmers and...

16 Jul

Prime7 News Central West July 5 · As the drought worsens, more local farmers are reaching a state of crisis with water, feed and money quickly running out.

  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Drought action As the drought worsens, more local farmers are reaching a state of crisis with water, feed and money quickly running out. The Official Aussie Helpers Page Posted by Prime7 News Central West on Thursday, 5 July 2018   ...

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

IVORY COAT LAUNCHES ‘OUTBACK GIVEBACK’ CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN WITH AUSSIE HELPERS

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...

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