WELCOME TO RURAL ALIVE AND WELL

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

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Mental Health First Aid Courses

Woodbridge - Older Persons Mental Health First Aid Course

The Older Person Mental Health First Aid Course is for people aged over the age of 18 years working or living with older people (those aged 65 years and over). It provides skills and ways to work with elderly people who may be developing a mental health problem. 

15 & 22 January 2020 (2-Day Course)
West Winds Community Centre
9am - 4pm
Cost - $5 per person to cover catering, payable to West Winds
The course includes FREE Older Persons Mental Health Health First Aid Manual


St Helens - FREE Older Persons Mental Health First Aid Course

The Older Person Mental Health First Aid Course is for people aged over the age of 18 years working or living with older people (those aged 65 years and over). It provides skills and ways to work with elderly people who may be developing a mental health problem. 

12 & 13 February 2020 (2-Day Course)
St Helens Neighbourhood House
9am - 4pm with catering provided

This course is funded with thanks to a Hydro Tasmania Grant, includes full catering and an Older Persons Mental Health Health First Aid Manual. 

Woodbridge - Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid is a great 2 day program and provides resources to help community members empower and support their friends, family and colleagues who may be developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis. Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. 

18 & 25 March 2020 (2-Day Course)
West Winds Community Centre
9am - 4pm
Cost - $5 per person to cover catering, payable to West Winds
Course includes FREE Mental Health Health First Aid Manual


For bookings on any of the above courses please contact RAW office on 03 6254 1092 or email adminassist@rawtas.com.au

Staying On Track Challenge

Saturday 22 February 2020
09:00
RAW in conjunction with Railtrack Riders presents

Staying on Track.

The inaugural team challenge raising funds to go towards RAW to support rural communities to cope in tough times. The event marks the anniversary of the devastating 2019 fires in the Derwent Valley.

Teams of four to take on the 13km pedal power challenge at Maydena in a race against the clock while supporting a great cause.

$300 Entry Fee. Fundraising target - a minimum of $2000 per team of four.

Register your team interest via events@rawtas.com.au

The Big Blue Farmer

RAW launched the Big Blue Farmer with the Southern Midlands Council at the end of July. The "Looking out for Each Other" Community Arts Project was initiated by Tasmanian Griejte van Randen, Southern Midlands Council and Rural Alive and Well.

Thank you to all community members, and Councillors and local politicians who joined us for the launch followed by a BBQ supplied by Rotary.

The Farmer will sit at the Southern entrance to Oatlands as a reminder for us all to look out for each other. The aim of the project is to remind all of us that good mental health & wellbeing, and a close-knit supportive community help us cope with tough times.

To date, Blue Farmers have been installed in Deloraine and Bothwell and a small maquette is on exhibition as part of the sculpture trail at Art Farm, Birchs Bay.

People from all walks of life in the local community have been involved in the project; local farmhands made the steel frame for the body. The farmers’ clothes are made from recycled baling twine donated by farmers, and have been knitted and woven by patrons at Agfest, residents at the Midlands Multipurpose Health Centre, Oatlands District High School students and members of the Oatlands community.


See more about the project launch here.


Looking after yourself after traumatic events

Have you experienced a traumatic event?

Do you feel you may be suffering from effects after a traumatic event?

If so, please contact Rural Alive & Well on 1300 HELP MATE (1300 4357 6283) 24hrs/7days 

REFERRAL FORM

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

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