• Hannah Phillips

Mental Health Week A Reminder Regional Aussies Are Not Alone

This mental health week regional and remote communities across Australia are being reminded they are not alone, and have a variety of services on hand ready to offer support.

SANE Australia is shining a light on their online peer support services aimed at connecting regional Australians who are facing a complex mental illness, or are supporting someone who is.

Image Source: SANE Australia online peer support forum

So what is a complex mental illness and how can people access support?

Jack Heath is CEO at SANE Australia and spoke to Flow FM's Country Viewpoint program for more.

The SANE Forums bring together the lived experience of individuals, families, friends and carers in a safe, anonymous and supportive environment, and are monitored by mental health professionals at all times.

Visit the forums yourself at: saneforums.org. Anyone looking for information, support and guidance from mental health professionals can contact the SANE Help Centre on 1800 187 263 or email helpline@sane.org from 10am-10pm AEST.

If you need urgent support, please contact:

  • Lifeline 13 11 14

  • Suicide Call Back Line 1800 659 467

  • Mensline 1300 789 978

  • KidsHelpline 1800 551 800

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