Building mentally healthy and resilient rural communities
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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
PROGRAMS
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
15.02.2024
2024 Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for our inaugural Easter Egg Hunt at Bracknell Primary School on the 24th March 2024!
01.05.2022
Media Update - National Suicide Prevention Accreditation
RAW announces in partnership with the Tasmanian Premier the achievement National Suicide Prevention Accreditation
23.06.2023
Impact Report 22-23 FY
Read the latest impact report from Rural Alive & Well (RAW) for 2022 - 2023 FY
01.09.2023
UPDATE: Oatlands Office
Since 2014 RAW staff have had a physical office in Oatlands and we wanted to share an update.
10.03.2023
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
13.05.2023
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
15.05.2023
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
20.06.2023
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
Helping you navigate lifes challenges
10.07.2023
The RAW Gauge
Have you ever thought about situational stressors like a machine's temperature gauge?
14.12.2022
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.
14.12.2022
Coping with loss
Losing a loved one can leave you feeling lost and confused.
23.11.2022
Joy
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.
20.07.2022
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.?
19.10.2022
Be kind to yourself
From a young age we are taught to be kind and respectful of others.
23.06.2023
RAW Conversation: Seafood Industry
Join us in a conversation with local fishers around the impact of situational stressors and suicide within their lives
19.07.2022
Stay Active
We are now into winter, which means with shorter days, colder temperatures, fog, rain and snow.
22.09.2022
Make time for you
Okay, so some of you are probably rolling your eyes at the title, but stay with us for a minute.
OUR COMMUNITY