As part of the CBH Regional Mental Wellness Program, four leading mental health organisations have joined forces to build and support the mental health and wellbeing of Western Australians living in grain-growing regions.

In a time where there is a lot of media and evidence about increasing anxiety and distress, we believe it is important to shed light on strategies to build and support mental health and wellbeing.

Working in partnership, we will deliver the following services to regional grain-growing communities across WA:

  • Black Dog Institute – Training and education to regional GPs and health professions in the areas of anxiety, depression, and suicide.
  • Lifeline WA – Video and telephone counselling with a focus on suicide bereavement, development of a Crisis Response Pack for communities to use in times of need, and 24-hour telephone crisis support (13 11 14).
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA) – Training and workshops to support local people, their families and carers, as well as custom-designed mental wellbeing training for young people in schools aged 13 – 19.
  • Youth Focus – Expansion of one-to-one face-to-face counselling via existing network in regional locations and the introduction of web counselling services to new clients.

For further information on how MIFWA can support your regional community with training and workshops, please contact Janine Ripper at Janine.ripper@mifwa.org.au.

CBH Mental Wellbeing Partnership