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Finding support under the CBH Regional Mental Health Program

10/5/2024

Established in 2015, The CBH Regional Mental Health program, has been collaborating with its four current partners since 2020, these are:

  • Lifeline WA
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA)
  • Youth Focus
  • Black Dog Institue 

Activities under the CBH Regional Mental Health Program that may offer suitable support include:

Lifeline WA: The program supports the 13 11 14 Crisis Line along with video and telephone counselling for grain growers and communities with a focus on grief and loss counselling, such as transitioning children to boarding school, divorce and separation, and other topics and situations that are causing distress and grief.  

Growers can also call 13 11 14, text 0477 13 11 14 or chat lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat24/7 about ANY topics, the person does not need to be in crisis to make contact. Lifeline WA is available to talk about anything small or big at any time.

MIFWA: The program is assisting MIFWA to deliver grain growing communities with access to a variety of free training and workshops to support local people and their families and carers such as Mental Health First Aid. Click here to learn more about upcoming workshops located in Coorow, Lake Grace, Mullewa and Kondinin.

Youth Focus: The program has enabled Youth Focus to expand its one-to-one face-to-face counselling via existing network of regional locations (based out of headspace in Albany, Geraldton and Northam). Web counselling has been made available across grain-growing regions to new and existing clients. Find out more or to book email YouthFocus or contact (08) 6266 4333.

Black Dog Institute: The provide regional GPs and health professions including Pharmacists and Pharmacy staff with training and education in the areas of anxiety, depression and suicide. There are currently a number of online training course available and can be viewed by clicking here. 

Additional Resources

Together with Lifeline WA, CBH developed a Regional Crisis Information Resource containing mental health information specifically for WA grain growing communities. The 35-page booklet has local contact information for someone in a crisis or for anyone supporting a person in crisis.

Download a digital version

Contact us for a printed version

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