9th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 (All day) to Friday, 13 October 2017 (All day)

The 9th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium will be engaging the theme Impacts & Outcomes, Putting People First.

The two day symposium will be held at the Commercial Club, Albury, NSW from Thursday 12 – Friday 13 October 2017 with an optional half day of workshops on Wednesday 11 October.

The National Mental Health Commission, in its review recognised the importance of rural mental health and with 6.9 million (29%) Australians living in remote, rural and regional communities. The number of Australians experiencing mental health problems in rural and remote areas is comparable to major urban centres. However, the rural and remote community faces a greater challenge with limited access to services and support.

Anxiety, depression, stress, grief and other mental health problems can often occur with many rural communities being affected by environmental threats and economic downturn. In recent years we have endured severe drought, flooding, bushfires and cyclones, which puts financial stress on regional farming and business communities.

Where: Commercial Club, Albury NWS