'Primary care is key to addressing rural mental health'

THE federal government recently unveiled its mental health reform package in response to the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services.

The RDAA has particularly welcomed the government’s recognition of the need to increase investment and improve access to mental healthcare in rural and remote communities.

While there are benefits to living and working rurally, there are factors that can impact negatively on mental health and wellbeing. Economic and social impacts of environmental extremes such as fire, flood