The Outback Futures Difference
We only go where we are invited. By responding to local invitation, we are assured that our support is community-driven, rather than imposed.
Our programs are co-designed with communities and tailored to the specific needs of each community. Our community engagement team works with local partners to understand their community’s needs and then builds a team of Outback Futures clinicians to respond to these needs.
We are not a service delivery organisation. Service delivery is the vehicle we use to help mobilise communities to take responsibility and advocate for the mental health and wellbeing of their children and families.
We do not require a referral from a GP before meeting with clients, which often exists as a major barrier for potential clients, and can be accessed from the safety of their own home or workplace.
Our expert team of clinicians works with people of all ages from toddlers through to the elderly.
We allocate a consistent team of specialist support workers to each region ensuring continuity of care for every individual and family.
Our fly-in-fly-out model offers clients safety and anonymity in small community contexts. This also allows for longer-term retention of experienced city-based staff who are committed to supporting outback communities.
We take a developmental approach to mental health and suicide prevention.Our multidisciplinary clinics provide access to quality assessments and support across a range of mental and allied health specialties in the one location. We offer communities a combination of face-to-face and remote telehealth support to ensure continuity of care.
We commit to long-term partnerships to help communities realise positive intergenerational change.