We are driven towards building healthy and resilient local rural communities across Tasmania.
To achieve this, we know we have to build into the community a foundation of resilience, connection and awareness. One that is free from stigma.
Creating healthy and resilient rural communities doesn’t happen over night, it starts at a foundational level. We have to sow, water and tend before we can reap a harvest.
The humble, protective and hardworking nature of our rural communities is something that we all admire and look up too.
The work they do is complex and mental health and wellbeing isn’t always a first priority.
Current statistics show that people in rural populations are 2 times more likely to die by suicide. For each life lost to suicide, the impacts are felt by up to 135 people, including family members, work colleagues, friends, first responders at the time of death.
We are in unprecedented times due to the pandemic. As an organisation we are choosing to invest into creating community activities that bring our rural, regional and remote communities back together. These events designed to bring communities out of isolation and solitude and back into a space where they can reconnect and do life together again.
Whether that’s a regular donation amount of a coffee a week, or a larger, once off donation, know that your investment towards building healthy and resilient rural communities across Tasmania will be well stewarded.
Even one life impacted causes a generational impact.
RAW is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible and provided with a receipt for tax purposes
Other ways you can help RAW achieve it's mission
If you would like to run a fundraiser or become a sponsor of RAW, we encourage you to speak directly with Lauren.