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Rural Mental Health Services Consultation Tour

Senator Penny Wright is touring rural, regional and remote Australia to talk to real people, on the ground, about the state of mental health services in their region.

Check out who Penny Wright will be talking to, and where she will be visiting below, and read about Penny's experiences by taking a look at the blog links next to each town name.

If you live in a rural, regional or remote part of Australia we'd love to hear from you! Have your say on the state of mental health services in your region by visiting our online consultation page.

If you are feeling in distress, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

 

TOUR DATES

KAPUNDA & CLARE | 29 January

ORANGE | 25 January

BRISBANE | 8 November

TOWNSVILLE | 7 November

CAIRNS & INNISFAIL | 6 November

 

WARRAGUL & MORWELL | 26 October

  • Department of Rural and Indigenous Health, Monash University (meeting in Melbourne)
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria
  • Warragul Community House
  • Service providers and carers forum hosted by Headspace, Morwell

 

BENDIGO | 25 October

  • St Lukes
  • Centre for Rural Mental Health
  • Local Carers lunch

 

HOBART | 3 October

  • Mental Health Service Provider Forum hosted by Mental Health Carers Tasmania (formerly Arafmi)
  • Mental Health Consumer Forum hosted by Mental Health Carers Tasmania (formerly Arafmi)

 

LAUNCESTON | 2 October

  • Mental Health Consumer Forum hosted by Flourish
  • Mental Health Serivce Provider Forum hosted by Aspire
  • Rural Alive and Well (RAW), Melton Mowbray

 

KANGAROO ISLAND | 7 September

  • Community meeting

 

MT GAMBIER | 30 July

  • Mind - Consumers & Carers meeting
  • Ac.Care Aboriginal Youth and Family Services
  • Carers SA
  • MIFSA Personal Helpers and Mentors Program
  • Mayor Steve Perryman

 

PORT LINCOLN | 27 July

  • Mayor Bruce Green
  • West Coast Youth
  • Medicare Local Country North SA
  • Country Health SA - Mental Health Services
  • Life Without Barriers

 

WHYALLA | 26 July

  • Community Mental Health Forum (coordinated by Mission Australia & UnitingCare Wesley)
  • Whyalla Carers Group
  • Medicare Local, Whyalla Hospital
  • Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide North and Far West Country Services

 

MURRAY BRIDGE | 25 July

  • Ac.Care Aboriginal Youth and Family Services
  • Centacare Catholic Family Services
  • Our Wellbeing Place
  • Murray Mallee Consumer Advisory Group

 

BARMERA, BERRI & RENMARK  |  24 July

  • Country Mental Health Services, Barmera Hospital
  • Ac.Care, Aboriginal Youth Action Committee and Opening Doors Program
  • headspace Riverland
  • CORES (suicide prevention)

 

PORT AUGUSTA | 5 July

 

PERTH  |  7 June

  • WA Mental Health Commissioner
  • Act-Belong-Commit
  • WA Association for Mental Health

 

GERALDTON  |  6 June    [read blog post]

  • Mayor Ian Carpenter
  • Chrysalis Support Services
  • Central West Mental Health Service
  • Fusion Australia (Ngurra Nganhungu Barndiyigu and the Cameliers Guesthouse)

 

ALBANY  |  5 June    [read blog post]

  • Men's Resource Centre
  • Great Southern Mental Health Services
  • headspace Great Southern

 

NEWCASTLE  |  18 April    [read blog post]

  • National Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
  • Arafmi Hunter

 

HOBART  |  23 March

  • Mental Health Council of Tasmania
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