Advocacy

Telehealth helped Julie overcome depression and loneliness

Aug 18, 2022

Long time Central West Queensland resident Julie* was referred to Outback Futures by the local nurse navigator with symptoms of long term depression. Julie was over 70 years of age, lived alone in a small remote community, and expressed feelings of extreme loneliness. She had trouble leaving the house due…

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How we’re bucking the staff turnover trend

May 16, 2022

Outback Futures’ team of occupational therapists, speech therapists, literacy and learning professionals, counsellors and psychologists provide regular and accessible support to people living on properties or in remote communities through the Stay with Me phone/video connect service. Selena Gomersall | Chief Advocacy Officer, Psychologist When we talk about mental health…

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Get a good fit for you

Apr 26, 2022

For many of us, it takes a good dose of courage to seek help. So, when we work up the guts to talk with someone and it’s not helpful or a positive experience, it can be easy to think ‘that was useless, what’s the point?‘    Looking after our mental health…

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Why you’ll see our utes, but not our buildings

Apr 19, 2022

Ever wondered why you’ll see our Outback Futures utes out and about, but no Outback Futures buildings? We know what works for people in cities and larger regional centres often doesn’t work in the bush.  So we’ve listened and talked with people in our bush communities and together developed a…

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