Friday forum: Drought's impact on our mental health

Friday forum: Drought's impact on our mental health

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Friday Forum: Impacts of drought

Friday Forum: Impacts of drought

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TODAY'S Friday Forum will talk about the mental health impacts drought can have on farmers and their families.

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OUR expert panel are ready to answer your questions about the impact drought can have on the mental health and wellbeing of farmers, in particular young farmers and their families.

Today from 2pm until 3pm we will be talking about a number of issues including: the mental health impacts drought can have on farmers and their families, how to tell if someone isn't doing so well and what to do, how to develop coping mechanisms and build resilience, and how to provide emotional support during tough times.

The panel will also be on hand to provide advice about they types assistance available from the NSW government and other agencies.

The expert panel will include:

  • A representative from The Black Dog Institute
  • Acting general manager of NSW Rural Assistance Authority John Newcombe
  • Joshua Snowdon, alcohol and other drug counsellor and educator, Lyndon Outreach Service
  • RAMHP Mental Health Officers Steve Carrigg (North Coast NSW) and Di Gill (Western and Far West NSW)
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