Renewing Hope.

Building Resilience.

Strengthening Community.

Outback Futures is a not-for-profit organisation committed to long term, whole of community change in mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our outback

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Our Outback Communities

Outback Futures was born in the bush, based on lots of real and honest conversations with outback women and men - business owners, community leaders, mayors, teachers, workers, parents, grandparents - ordinary everyday people who want things to be different and better for their community.


We work to break down barriers around mental health and wellbeing.


We help our outback communities feel empowered to ask for and expect better access to services.


Our heart is to see whole communities working together to care for themselves and others.


We're about renewing hope, building resilience and strengthening community.

To connect with our team and services, please call 0417 703 729 during office hours.

For crisis or 24/7 support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636, or for under 25s, Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800.

In an emergency please call 000.

We know school isn't easy for everyone, so if it's something that makes your child feel a bit squirmy in their stomach, fidgety in their fingers, or muddled in their mind, we're here to help you and your child discover some ways to turn school days into good days.

“The first step is by far the toughest step that you'll have to take,” says Dave, an ordinary outback Aussie bloke who struggled through years of depression and anxiety.

“It’s not always going to be roses,” he says. “There’s going to be ups and downs, good days and bad days, but that first step is by far the hardest.”

support and care for our outback communities

Outback Futures STAY WITH ME service provides consistent, accessible and reliable mental health and wellbeing support for our outback people, families, and community.


All of this is possible because our generous supporters are committed to creating long term positive change for our outback communities.

July 2020 - June 2021

'Stay With Me' telehealth appointments
Face-to-Face appointments delivered in community
more appointments than previous year
clients across 7 regions in Central West and North West Queensland
kilometres travelled by our teams
people connected with our team through 98 community workshops and events

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