We are a mate when the times are tough, we will help you through the bad times. 

Talk to us anytime, anywhere. 

Call 1300 HELP MATE (1300 4357 6283)

RAW (Rural Alive & Well Inc.) is a non for profit organisation helping individuals, families and the community through mental health issues with a focus on suicide prevention. 

We provide outreach support to rural Tasmania, as well as working with the community to undertake well-being initiatives. 

RAW’s outreach program is available 24/7, our outreach workers will come to you, or alternatively talk on the phone. We offer a friendly ear in a difficult time, and provide information, support and strategies to help, as well as linking you to relevant services that can assist. 

Our service is free and confidential. To talk to a RAW outreach worker now, call 1300 HELP MATE (1300 4357 6283) 

Our head office is located at 73 High Street Oatlands and can be contacted by calling (03) 6254 1092 or via email at admin@rawtas.com.au


Christmas 2017


Please use this referral form for all referrals to RAW. Once completed email to admin@rawtas.com.au


Introducing our CEO: Liz Little

RAW is incredibly happy to introduce our Chief Executive Officer Liz Little. Liz has a vast range of experience in mental health services and managing small teams. 

Liz Little studied social work at the University of Sydney. Her first professional job was in mental health where she developed an interest in working with young people and heroin addicts. Subsequently she became one of Australia’s first street based youth workers in Griffith NSW. She later developed her interest in young people through local government youth work in both Australia and London.  

Read more here.


Tasmanian floods

How to help

Help flood affected farmers, visit Rural Business Tasmania to donate, or visit any ANZ branch and selected IGA stores. Phone 1300 883 276 for more info.

Get Help

List of support services and Relief Programs

If you are a community member affected by the floods you may be eligible for funds through the Rural Relief Fund. 

Rural Business Tasmania are offering grants of up to $2500, crisis relief is gifted to eligible families based on urgency and the level of support required. 

Eligible beneficiaries may apply for support that can be used to assist with:

  • stock feed

  • fuel costs

  • groceries

  • water

If you or someone you know is experiencing hardship you can apply for a Rural Relief Fund grant today, phone 1300 883 276, contact rrfadmin@ruralbusinesstasmania.org.au

Visit www.ruralbusinesstasmania.org.au