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Counselling Services

"Asking for help is a sign of courage - not a sign of weakness".

The Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania (RFCST) is a free, confidential statewide service which aims to help primary producers, fishing enterprises and small rural businesses experiencing financial hardship and needing assistance.  

Rural Alive and Well (RAW) is a not for profit organsiation delivering suicide prevention and community serivices across Tasmania. RAW can also assist people in the forestry industry.

Rural Support Network Tasmania - contacts for families seeking assistance

The Rural Support Network Tasmania (RSNT) links the various organisations providing health, finance and farming information and assistance to rural and regional communities across the State.
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'Hope for Life' - the Salvation Army suicide prevention program

The Salvation Army Hope for Life' program highlights that suicide prevention is everybody's business. The program has a national HopeLine (1300 467 354 or 1300 HOPE LINE).

Anglicare Tasmania

Anglicare's mission is to achieve social justice and provide the opportunity for people to reach fullness of life.

Bushfire information and assistance from SheepConnect Tasmania

Links to the latest bushfire information, assistance providers and animal welfare advice prepared by SheepConnect Tasmania.

Conversations Matter - a practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide.

A range of practical resources relevant for individuals, families, community groups, workplaces and educational settings are available.


A comprehensive resource of information, help and support for those living with depression, their families and friends.

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline is a not-for-profit organisation offering a number of services at both the national and local level. Lifeline’s 13 11 14 service is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counsellors who are ready to take calls 24-hour a day, any day of the week from anywhere in Australia. These volunteers operate from call centres in every state and territory around Australia.

MensLine Australia

Mens Line Australia is a dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns.

Mental Health Council of Tasmania

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania provides a public voice for people affected by mental illness and the organisations in the community sector that work with them. The Mental Health Council of Tasmania advocate for effective public policy on mental health for the benefit of the Tasmanian community as a whole.

Mental Health Services (DHHS)

Tasmania's Mental Health Services provide a range of community and in-patient services for individuals with a mental illness and their families.

Relationships Australia Rural Support Team

The Rural Support Team is an innovative outreach project aimed at providing social and emotional support to individuals and families in rural areas through personal counselling and community development activities that help strengthen support networks and build social capital.

Rural Alive and Well Inc (RAW)

Rural Alive and Well Inc (RAW) is a not for profit organisation delivering suicide prevention and community wellbeing services to Tasmanian rural communities. It also provides counselling services to the forestry industry.

Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania (RFCST)

The Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania (RFCST) is a free, confidential statewide service which aims to help primary producers, fishing enterprises and small rural businesses experiencing financial hardship and seeking support. The service can provide an independent financial assessment, information and support for those making the difficult decisions.


A youth depression awareness campaign. Includes a range of depression and anxiety resources available, including materials developed by beyondblue, fact sheets, a range of other depression and anxiety materials, CDs, e-cards, and related links.