Bush Support Services

Toll free 24hr Telephone Counselling every day of the year for ALL remote health workers, service providers and their families

Call 1800 805 391 now

The challenges that face Remote Health Workers in their day to day lives (both at work and just by living remotely) are different than those living with the support found in larger regional and urban areas. CRANAplus’ Bush Support Services recognises this and offers unique and helpful resources that draw on its vast network and specialised knowledge. CRANAplus sees Bush Support Services as vital in retaining a healthy and resilient workforce in the remote sector and makes health worker support a priority.

Through Bush Support Services, CRANAplus is able to provide 24/7 personalised care for remote health workers and their families.

You don’t have to be a Member to utilise this service.

Our qualified psychologists are experienced in the remote sector and know first-hand, the best resources for those with unique support needs. We have an understanding that the particular mental health of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous remote health workers is a result of the unique nature of remote work. Our 11 highly skilled team includes two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists available for counselling and consultation.

It’s free and it’s confidential. You can also remain anonymous at all times, if you wish.

Calls from mobile phones to the Bush Support Services 1800 805 391 Toll Free Number can be returned at the caller’s request.

For more information about the service, download the Bush Support Services Brochure or watch the video below.

Online Counselling

In addition to the telephone, Online Counselling services are also available.

Contact scp@crana.org.au anonymously if you wish and make a time to chat.
You can speak with the same psychologist each time on request. Remain anonymous, that’s fine, just take that first step.

All contact details are kept in the strictest confidentiality.

Already received counselling?

We’re always keen to hear your comments and invite you to complete the Counselling Quality Assurance Survey.

Specialised Services

In addition to the counselling, we also provide the following services and resources:

Bush Support Services Overview Video

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