Mental health training for pharmacists and staff

People visiting pharmacies across drought-affected NSW will benefit from boosted mental health support thanks to a $1 million investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government in a pilot program to deliver mental health training to pharmacists and staff. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the funding will help pharmacy staff better understand mental health…

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Building mental fitness in rural and regional communities

People across regional NSW will benefit from mental health and wellbeing workshops focused on ‘prevention through connection’, thanks to a four-way collaboration between the NSW Nationals in Government-funded Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) and Gotcha4Life, Landcare NSW and Surf Life Saving NSW. NSW Nationals Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor said the partnership would bring…

Free mental health service for regional workers

NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson has announced additional funding for a free SMS service providing mental health counselling to 3 million workers in NSW’s rural and regional areas. Mr Anderson said the VirtualPsychologist service, part of SafeWork NSW’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2018-22, was making a huge difference to those…