Building mentally healthy and resilient rural communities
Are you ready to make a difference in your mental health and wellbeing?
What we do

We are passionate about delivering genuine and authentic, early intervention suicide prevention for rural and remote communities.

RAW programs focus on providing face-to-face support to people throughout rural Tasmania, using tools designed to minimise the risk of suicide.

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Who we are

At RAW we do things differently.

We know a barrier to reaching out for support is not feeling like people understand the complexities of the situational stressor experienced.

That's why our staff are all from rural, agricultural and primary industry communities.

Staff have backgrounds in Dairy, Livestock, Cropping, Wool Production, Fruit Growing, Forestry, Transport, Seafood, isolated living and more.

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Understand more about RAW's work by reading our participants stories

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IMPACT: Learn more about our work in local communities
Why RAW?
"It's nice to have someone to talk to without pressure"
You've helped me during a time when I didn't know what to do, where to turn to, or how to move forward. Thank you doesn't express it enough
Don't settle for feeling alone. Reach out to this great team at RAW if you are not doing OK. There's nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. I speak from my own experiences and am so thankful to this incredible organisation.
FEATURE: Seafood
RAW Conversations change lives. Watch our most recent conversation around the impacts of situational stressors and suicide within the seafood industry
Recent updates
Rural Alive & Well announce incoming CEO: Lee Whiteley
A Tasmanian-born and raised North West Coaster, Mr Whiteley has had a diverse career working in and driving success in high-level industry organisations.
Media Update - National Suicide Prevention Accreditation
RAW announces in partnership with the Tasmanian Premier the achievement National Suicide Prevention Accreditation
FUNDRAISER - 2024 Wool Solutions Wool Bale Auction
Learn about how Wool Solutions put generosity into action at their latest Wool Bale Auction
FUNDRAISER - 2023 Landfall Angus Spring Bull Sale
Learn about how Landfall Angus put generosity into action at their Spring Bull Sale
Clinical Support Partner: Tracy Spencer
Get to know one of our clinical support partners, psychologist Dr Tracy Spencer
Impact Report 22-23 FY
Read the latest impact report from Rural Alive & Well (RAW) for 2022 - 2023 FY
Tas Stockfeed and WIN join together to air RAW TVC
Tas Stockfeed and WIN have partnered to air a TV commercial for RAW aimed at building awareness of the support for rural communities
Partnership Announcement - Tasmanian Transport Association (TTA) and RAW to deliver tailored Transport program - Open Road
TTA and RAW to partner together and deliver a tailored mental health and wellbeing program - Open Road
Partnership Announcement - AFL x MOVEMBER annouce RAW as delivery partner for 'Ahead of the Game' program
AFL announces delivery partners for Ahead of the Game youth program with RAW being the sole Tasmanian program partner
FUNDRAISER - A Day In the Paddock with a View
Scott and Anita Frankcombe put generosity into action to brought their community in Sheffield together and raise funds for RAW
2023 AGFEST Wrap up
Check out our 2023 AGFEST wrap up video - it was certainly one to remember, with over 44,000 people raising $70,000+ for RAW's youth programs
UPDATE: Oatlands Office
Since 2014 RAW staff have had a physical office in Oatlands and we wanted to share an update.
Helping you navigate lifes challenges
The RAW Gauge
Have you ever thought about situational stressors like a machine's temperature gauge?
Keep Connected
Research shows that loneliness is on the rise, and that social isolation presents a far greater risk of death than obesity, smoking 15 cigarettes a day, excessive alcohol consumption, or lack of physical activity.
Coping with loss
Losing a loved one can leave you feeling lost and confused.
When I Googled images for joy, I was met with random groups of people jumping in unison, arms high in the air, and a perfect sunset in the background.
When the going get's tough...
Have you ever faced the death of a loved one, a marriage breakdown, relationship difficulties, health issues, financial issues, difficulties with your children and/or elderly parents, bullying etc.?
Be kind to yourself
From a young age we are taught to be kind and respectful of others.
RAW Conversation: Seafood Industry
Join us in a conversation with local fishers around the impact of situational stressors and suicide within their lives
Stay Active
We are now into winter, which means with shorter days, colder temperatures, fog, rain and snow.
Make time for you
Okay, so some of you are probably rolling your eyes at the title, but stay with us for a minute.