The health and wellbeing of our forest workers and their communities is a very high priority. To ensure help is available if needed, $0.5 million per annum over two years has been provided to Rural Alive and Well Inc, a not-for-profit organisation, to provide specialised counselling services.
These services include mental health counseling, suicide prevention and community wellbeing assistance for forest workers, their families, and associated businesses and communities that have been impacted by recent changes to the forest industry within Tasmania.
Funding has also been provided to facilitate access to financial counselling where required.
Rural Alive & Well will provide support and assistance through their team of professional, experienced outreach workers. You can contact the outreach team at: