Counselling and support services
Professional financial counsellors, mental health services and other assistance schemes are designed to help people in rural and remote communities deal with the impact of stressful situations such as drought.
Rural financial counsellors can help primary producers and regional small businesses to understand their financial position and the viability of their enterprise. They can help develop and implement plans to improve the financial situation of the enterprise.
The Royal Flying Doctors offer free-of-charge counselling and support to people living and working in rural and remote areas impacted by drought.
Encouraging community-based groups to develop and promote mental health support in regions affected by droughts, disasters and other crises.