Read CRANAplus’ Men­tal Health and Well­be­ing Ser­vice Char­ter for a com­pre­hen­sive pic­ture of the aims, activ­i­ties and advo­ca­cy that define this divi­sion of our organisation.

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The per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al demands expe­ri­enced by those work­ing in the remote health sec­tor are sig­nif­i­cant and unique. In acknowl­edg­ment of this, CRANAplus pro­vides men­tal health and well­be­ing ser­vices to the rur­al and remote health work­force and their fam­i­lies. We offer a free, con­fi­den­tial 24/7 tele­phone sup­port line, men­tal health and well­be­ing work­shops, edu­ca­tion and resources. CRANAplus responds to emerg­ing issues through rep­re­sen­ta­tion and fund­ed projects designed to address issues affect­ing the rur­al and remote workforce.

Bush Support Line

Our Bush Support Line offers a free 24/7, 365 day support. Staffed by psychologists with remote and cross-cultural expertise, the line provides a confidential platform through which the current and emerging remote health workforce (and their families) can discuss difficulties, seek advice, and develop coping strategies. This service is available to nurses, midwives, aged care workers, health students, doctors, allied health professionals and others.

Call 1800 805 391

Workshops and Resources

CRANAplus also supports the rural and remote health workforce through a range of mental health and wellbeing workshops, education and resources. Whether you work in a community recovering from a significant event such as drought, bushfire, storm or flood or meeting the challenges of providing health care in rural and remote communities, CRANAplus are providing resources and flexible workshops to support the health workforce.

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Responding to Emerging Needs

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing service aims to respond to emerging issues that affect the rural, isolated, and remote workforce. We provide advocacy on behalf of the workforce in relation to their safety, mental health and wellbeing. We are committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live in rural and remote Australia by supporting the workforce that supports them. We do this by providing culturally safe and inclusive mental health and wellbeing services and targeted resources.

Our psy­chol­o­gists also reg­u­lar­ly pro­duce Mind­ful Mon­day, an email that goes straight to the inbox of thou­sands of remote nurs­es and remote and iso­lat­ed health work­ers every Mon­day morning. 

We wel­come feed­back on our Men­tal Health & Well­be­ing Ser­vice, includ­ing Mind­ful Mon­days, the Bush Sup­port Line and our online resources. We would love to hear about your expe­ri­ences through this brief online sur­vey.

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