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My First Appointment

Jan 17, 2023

If you haven’t connected with a psychologist or counsellor before, you might be a little unsure what to expect in your first appointment. To help you prepare and feel at ease, here’s a heads up on what you might chat about during the session. A typical session will include three…

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Understanding self harm for parents and carers

Oct 2, 2022

When someone we know is self harming, or we suspect someone may be harming themselves, it can be challenging to know the best way to support them. The first step is understanding self harm is and accessing the strategies, tools and support that’s available.

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Fear-Less: Managing anxiety and building resilience

Sep 29, 2022

Grow your understanding of anxiety, establish what’s in your control, and help your children to manage their emotions when stressed.

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Positive Parenting Program

Sep 29, 2022

The Positive Parenting Program is driven by over 35 years of research in Australia and around the world. Triple P offers practical, research-based information to help parents and carers with a range of child development stages. These highly tested and effective strategies are freely available to families seeking ways to help their children develop and thrive in all stages of life.

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It’s OK to seek help

Aug 18, 2022

“The thing I’d like people to know, especially if you’re a male, is it’s okay to seek help,” says Dave*, an ordinary outback Aussie bloke who struggled through years of depression and anxiety. “The first step is by far the toughest step that you’ll have to take.” “It’s not always…

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Telehealth overcomes depression and loneliness

Aug 18, 2022

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

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Good Mental Health Support | A Good Fit

Apr 26, 2022

Are you looking for good mental health support? 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,…

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5 Things to Help a Mate

Apr 19, 2022

Here’s some ways to help a mate when you know they need a hand. They’re simple things, but not necessarily easy to do. Finding ways to help a mate can be hard, but tough conversations are worth it to make sure our mates know we care… Ask how they’re doing…

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Rural Financial Counselling Service

Mar 23, 2022

The RFCS provides free rural financial counselling to agricultural producers. This includes farmers, fishing enterprises, forestry growers and harvesters, and related small businesses experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship. Rural financial counsellors are qualified professionals. They will listen to your problems, look at your situation as a whole and…

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Lifeline

Mar 23, 2022

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. You can talk with someone, or text or chat online. Lifeline are committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope. For 24/7 crisis support,…

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