‘Supporting The Carers’ – CRANAplus Response to the NSW Drought

23 Jan 2019

Health, Allied Health and oth­er com­mu­ni­ty work­ers, as the cor­ner­stone of com­mu­ni­ty sup­port, are expe­ri­enc­ing an increased demand in com­plex work­load. It is impor­tant that the men­tal health of these work­ers be a focus of intervention.


CRANAplus Bush Sup­port Ser­vices, as the only nation­al psy­cho­log­i­cal ser­vice pro­vid­ing sup­port to rur­al and remote health work­ers and their fam­i­lies, is in a unique posi­tion to raise aware­ness in drought-affect­ed areas of the impor­tance of self-care. Fund­ed by the fed­er­al Depart­ment of Health, Bush Sup­port Ser­vices Psy­chol­o­gists will vis­it many areas of New South Wales to pro­mote best prac­tice ways of man­ag­ing stress. They will also help to pro­vide key com­mu­ni­ty work­ers with strate­gies for hav­ing dif­fi­cult con­ver­sa­tions with dis­tressed patients and clients around sui­cide risk and appro­pri­ate refer­ral to psy­cho­log­i­cal services.

Bush Sup­port Ser­vices is offer­ing free mini work­shops between Feb­ru­ary and May 2019, at venues in des­ig­nat­ed loca­tions in and around drought affect­ed areas of region­al, rur­al and remote NSW. Light refresh­ments will be served. Mate­ri­als and resources are free.

  • Nowra
  • Hay
  • Armi­dale
  • Albury
  • Wal­gett
  • Moruya
  • Mil­du­ra
  • Tam­worth
  • Nerran­dera
  • Lith­gow
  • Bega
  • Bro­ken Hill 
  • Muswell­brook
  • Grif­fith
  • Orange
  • Cooma
  • Wilcan­nia
  • Dub­bo
  • Inverell
  • Bourke
  • Yass
  • Cobar
  • Forbes
  • Moree
  • Wag­ga Wagga
For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter an Expres­sion of Inter­est please call Colleen 0448 011 956 or email colleen@​crana.​org.​au