Bush Support Services
Toll free 24hr Telephone Counselling every day of the year for ALL remote health workers, service providers and their families
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.
In addition to the telephone, Online Counselling services are also available.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘Supporting the Carers’ – CRANAplus response to the NSW Drought
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. For full information click on relevant links below:
In addition to the counselling, we also provide the following services and resources:
- Care Plans: tailored, individual intervention sessions available with the same psychologist
- Workplace Conflict eRemote Course
- Collaborative Engaging Connected Workplaces Workshops
- Bullying Toolbox
- Natural Disasters Management Guide
- Psychologists Resources and Links
- Mindfulness Monday Newsletters
Bush Support Services Overview Video
The social and emotional impact of the severe drought in New South Wales is far-reaching and affects everyone in rural and remote communities.