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RURAL ALIVE & WELL

Rural Alive & Well Inc. (RAW) is a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation helping individuals, families and the community through mental health issues with a focus on reducing the prevalence of suicide in rural communities.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

We would like to acknowledge the significant impact that COVID-19 is having on individuals and communities across Tasmania and the rest of the world. Our team are equipped to respond rapidly to the negative impacts and economic disadvantages that can occur from social distancing measures. Our coordinators may be able to visit you face-to-face, and are trained to follow strict hygiene and distancing protocols. If they are unable to see you in person at the moment, they can talk to you on the phone or via video chat.

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10 WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. The more people know about the warning signs of suicide, the greater chance we have as individuals and communities to reduce the risk and rates of suicide. How do you know if someone is at risk of suicide? There are some common warning sings that friends, family and acquaintances can be on the lookout for.

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PREVENTING SUICIDE

Knowing what to do if you think someone is at risk of suicide could potentially save their lives. There are three steps you can take to talk with someone you're worried about and to assist them in getting the right help.

3 Steps to Prevent Suicide

REFERRALS

Anyone can make a referral to RAW. If you’re a community member and you're worried about someone, ask them if they mind you giving their contact details to us, then give us a call on 1300 4357 6283. We ask that other service providers complete our Referral Form.

Referral Form