Raw Country

New name, same high quality practical support

RAW Country support individuals, families and rural and remote communities to build resilience and capacity to better navigate challenging life experiences.  

RAW has been reaching out and providing assertive outreach for over 13 years across Tasmania.

RAW Country aims to improve mental health and well-being and prevent repeat suicide attempts and suicide deaths.  Our team demonstrate genuine care and have an understanding of living in rural and remote areas. They are proactive in providing ongoing practical and emotional support.  

The RAW Country team focus on person centered engagement and takes the time needed to connect with people, providing ongoing practical support and/or referral to key services.  Our approach to client engagement is ‘non-clinical’ in style and presents as caring, confidential, non-intrusive, and available when and where the help is most needed.

The RAW Country Program operates in a ‘step-up/step-down’ model by providing systems navigation including facilitating engagement of rural people with clinical and specialist services as required, and by working in partnership with families and communities to support integration and reintegration of individuals into their local community networks including into social and recreational programs.

Our team also work with communities across regional and rural Tasmania to initiate and facilitate much-needed community wellbeing programs and activities to increase connectivity and reduce social isolation.

This program provides a strategic and coordinated response to; bushfire, flood, and other natural disasters that have a detrimental effect on local communities.  RAW has always been on the frontline across Tasmania through fire, flood this program will allow us to be better prepared in the event of an emergency situation.  The RAW Country team will work with individuals and communities for the long term – from response to recovery and beyond!  

We reach out to people by dropping in to see them, even if they live remotely or by giving them a call.  We pride ourselves in providing individually tailored support delivered in a comfortable environment as directed by those we support.

Refer to RAW

Anyone can make a referral to RAW, if they are worried about someone. We also accept self-referrals.  

If referring someone else please ensure you have consent before making contact with RAW.  

PLEASE NOTE RAW is not a crisis service, if you or someone else is in crisis or danger please call 000. 

If you are suicidal please call Lifeline 13 11 14.

There are two easy ways to make a referral to RAW;

  1. Call RAW Connect on 1300 4357 6283 
  2. Click on the button below for complete the online referral form

The RAW intake team will access the referral to ensure it meets the necessary criteria for our program.

Key criteria includes but not limited to;

  • 14 years and above
  • Living in a rural and remote area
  • A first time user of mental health and wellbeing support services
  • Has limited support services available to them
  • Could benefit from practical short-term interventions

If the referral does not meet the criteria and not accepted, a member of the RAW Connect team will contact the referrer to provide information on more suitable pathways and support options.

Send a referral to RAW