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New program to prevent mental injury – get involved!

Exciting news at the NCFH this month as we launch the Primary Producer Knowledge Network—an initiative to help prevent mental injury in Victoria’s primary production workplaces. Funded by WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund, this 2-year project will work with farmers, fishers and industry partners to develop evidence-based and practical strategies and resources delivered through a website, interactive capacity building program and social media platforms. We are currently looking for enthusiastic, creative thinking primary producers and industry stakeholders to join our co-design workshops.

For more information about the project and to register your interest in the co-design workshops: CLICK HERE

Want to learn how to help your rural community build resilience?

Why not use this social distancing time or working from home, to upskill and make a difference to your community! Twenty-twenty has brought with it, drought, bushfires and now COVID-19. More than ever, agricultural communities need people supporting them and their industry. People who are dynamic, understanding and can lead change in their communities…people like YOU.

Delivered completely online, Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities (HMF702) unit takes you to the ‘other side of the fence’ to understand the health, wellbeing and safety concerns currently faced by agricultural communities.

We are currently offering 8 x $1650 scholarships—applications are now open!

Bulk Billing for all Australians with a mental health care plan

Farmers and agricultural workers are used to dealing with uncertain seasonal conditions and other challenges, but with COVID-19 rapidly changing many aspects of life as we know it, it’s vitally important to ensure that they continue to look for new ways to look after their health and wellbeing. 

The ability for all Australians to access Medicare subsidised telehealth consultations with their GP or psychologists will help many farmers and agricultural workers keep on top of their health and wellbeing without needing to leave the farm.

Read more: CLICK HERE
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