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. 

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're excited to launch these lovingly hand printed 100% linen tea towels featuring the Outback Futures windmill in beautiful bold colours, just in time for Christmas!

All the profits from each tea towel supports the work we do to provide our bush communities with regular and consistent access to support and care.

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.

 A lack of daily routine can impact how we think and feel. Here are some practical tips to help you kick start healthy habits.

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.

Join Head Yakka Yarns podcast host Tom Greer-Smith for a chat with Selena Gomersall - psychologist and CEO of Outback Futures. Selena gets personal, and shares her own mental health journey, from a teenager dealing with change and trauma, and now as an adult.

Next Head Yakka Yarns episode coming soon!

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.

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

We are Queensland. And we're all in this together.

With the easing of COVID-19 travel restrictions, you can help us get back on the road and into our outback communities. You'll help us provide much needed face-to-face support, plus stay connected through our Stay With Me phone/video service.

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