Renewing Hope.

Building Resilience.

Strengthening Community.

Outback Futures is a not-for-profit organisation committed to long term, intergenerational change in mental health and wellbeing outcomes for our outback Queensland children, families and communities. 

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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 wanted things to be different and better for their community.

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

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

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

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

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.

OUR IMPACT IN 2019-2020

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

'Stay With Me' appointments delivered
%
more appointments than 2018-2019
hours of Face-to-Face appointments delivered in community
clients across 7 regions in Central West and North West Queensland
kilometres travelled by our teams
%
of appointments were scheduled with a Psychologist or Counsellor

Supporting our Outback Family through COVID-19

Our thoughts are with our outback family, and our entire country, as together we navigate the constantly changing situation around COVID-19 and the impact on individuals, families, schools, businesses, and our communities as a whole. 

As always, Outback Futures is committed to providing support and care for our outback communities, whether we face isolation, drought, flood - or an unprecedented pandemic. We will continue to stay connected with you, in ways that are safe for everyone.

COVID-19 has impacted each of us in different ways, and we are here to support you if you are experiencing stress, anxiety, or any other challenging responses. You can arrange for a phone or video chat with one of our counsellors or psychologists by calling 0417 703 729 or email info@outbackfutures.org.au.

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.