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





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



You are cordially invited to the 2017 Rural Alive and Well Inc.'s Hobart Show Luncheon. Please show your support to the work RAW Tas is performing in rural and regional Tasmania, by attending our major fundraiser for the year.
Your ticket includes some of Tasmania's finest produce, wine on arrival and complimentry entry into the Royal Hobart Show, your ticket is also inclusive of entry in the lucky door prize. During the event we will be hosting an auction, where you will be able to place bids on some generously donated items.
Key note speaker will be announced soon
"RAW Tas helps build resilience and capacity of rural individuals, their families and the community, to react to challenging life experiences with particular emphasis on suicide prevention, mental health and well-being. RAW Tas is proud to be hosting its seventh annual luncheon at the Hobart Showground’s, in partnership with Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania" Ian McMichael, President, RAW Tas Board.



Rural Alive & Well Outreach Program Evaluation

RAW is evaluating the Outreach Program and we would like your help!

We want to find out what you think we are doing well and how we could better support mental health and wellbeing in rural Tasmania. RAW has involved a group of social work students under supervision to help with this project.

We are inviting service providers and other people we have contact with to complete this on-line survey which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. It can be done anonymously.

Please pass this request on to anyone you think might be interested.

Questions or comments? Contact Ann Hughes (ahughes@rawtas.com.au or 0438 954 188).

Please complete the survey by Thursday 14 September.


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