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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



The closure of the Murray Goulburn milk factory at Edith Creek has led to the recognition of required mental health and well-being support for workers who are made redundant and subsequent issues for the broader community as identified by the Circular Head Regional Economic Development Working Group.

RAW providing a service for the benefit of directly and indirectly impacted community members within the broader Circular Head region.  Redundancy impacts workers directly however, it also impacts the broader community including businesses, schools and wider family networks due to decreased financial capacity and increased uncertainty.  It also leads to other job seekers within the community being impacted with increased competition for available work and this in turn increases the disadvantages for the long term unemployed and their families.

Redundancy impacts individuals in many and varied ways and with this in mind, support needs to be tailored to individual need.  Working with individuals and their families by hearing and understanding their needs, working through the process of grief and loss as experienced by each family member and strengthening the capacity of each member to cope with uncertainty will in turn strengthen the fabric of the community and lead to increased resilience and assist with individuals achieving their own personal goals with regard to self-determination. 

A collaborative approach is being given with community service organisations and other networks within the Circular Head region to support them with any increase in demand due to the factory closure and ensure that each affected person is assisted or referred to an appropriate service for specific needs. By working together we will be able to more effectively promote positive outcomes for individuals and the broader community. Referrals to RAW can be made by service providers, community members, sporting groups or individuals are welcome to self-refer. You can download the referral form from our website.

RAW provides a confidential service, with a view to increased mental health and well-being within the community. If you are based in the Circular Head Region contact Ruth Fisher - 0458 032 813 - rfisher@rawtas.com.au



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


FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

Wednesday 15 August 2018
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