Renewing Hope

Building Resilience

Strengthening Communities

Mental & Allied Health Support for Australian Outback Communities

Outback Futures applies a long term, strategic approach to facilitate intergenerational change in the suicide prevention and mental health outcomes for remote communities. We seek to shift the entrenched stigma around help-seeking by equipping rural and remote communities with the confidence and tools to identify and address their own mental health and wellbeing issues.

"The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation has been pleased to support the work of Outback Futures since 2016. We have heard first-hand about how they have empowered people to stand up to the challenges of living on the land- as individuals, families and communities. We are proud to partner with Outback Futures as they continue to work closely and compassionately with communities, supporting wellbeing and building on their strength and resilience to embrace both the challenges and joys of living in rural Queensland."

Tim and Gina Fairfax, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

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.

People will have a wide range of responses to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, 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.

We are here to help with the challenges of potentially increased isolation and whatever that means for each one of us.

Listening to our communities and planning in collaboration with you is always a priority for us, and that’s not going to change now.  In line with this deeply held Outback Futures’ value, and current government health guidelines and directives, we are currently reviewing our plans for the coming months and will keep you updated.

Selena & the Outback Futures Team

In these uncertain times, you can give some certainty to our outback Queenslanders.

The COVID-19 situation means our outback families and communities are facing a double dose of isolation - isolated by distance, and isolated by a virus.

Please give so we can keep providing care and support to our outback family.

To connect with our team and services, please call 0417 703 729 or email info@outbackfutures.org.au.

OUR IMPACT IN 2018-2019

Thank you to all of our incredible supporters for your generous contributions. We simply couldn't do it without you.

'Stay With Me' appointments delivered
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Growth in our team size to enable us to meet the growing demand for our support
Face-to-Face appointments delivered in community
Communities partnered with
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of our clients were aged 18 years and younger
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of appointments were scheduled with a Psychologist or Counsellor