Key Contacts

The following page aims to provide you with information and references of relevant services that may be able to assist with financial counselling, social welfare or technical advice.

It is important that people do not rush into making decisions without getting the right advice from the right people.

Building Emotional Resilience - Farmer Health

Emotional resilience is the willingness and capacity to accept that there will be good and bad times ahead, understand our reaction to these experiences, and have strategies to manage them.

Building emotional resilience Farmer Health - Fact sheet

Equally, it is important that people keep talking with family and business partners along with key advisors including:

Banks
Accountants
Financial Advisers
Milk Factory Representatives / Field Officers
Agronomists
Consultants

If you would like recommendations for farm consultants, please contact Murray Dairy and they can provide relevant contact details for consultants in the region.

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments has announced a range of drought support programs for farm families and farm businesses experiencing the impacts of dry conditions.

Click here for Drought Support factsheet.

If people are having financial difficulties, they can contact:

Rural Financial Counselling

Rural Financial Counsellors are employed by a regionally based independent Board to provide support for farming families and small business. They are trained to help you identify the best possible option for your future and help you achieve it. Locally managed, the services provide independent financial assessment for farming families and small rural businesses faced with difficult decisions.

North East Victoria:  1300 834 775  (Goulburn Valley Region)
North West Victoria: 1300 769 489
Southern NSW:         (02) 6452 5820

Centrelink

Delivering a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.

Visit: www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/centrelink 

During tough times it is important that people look after their health and well-being. Below is a list of health services that can assist them. 

FamilyCare

Familycare offer family services and carer & disability support services to families in the Goulburn Valley region.

Visit: www.familycare.net.au

National Centre for Farmer Health 

The National Centre for Farmer Health provides leadership in research, education, information and service delivery to improve health, wellbeing and safety for farmers and farm workers.

Visit: www.farmerhealth.org.au

 

Australia's Mens Shed Association

The Australian Men’s Sheds Association is an organization that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and healing environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.

Visit: www.mensshed.org/home/.aspx

       

Reach Out Australia

Reach Out provides young people with the information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage mental health.

Visit: http://au.reachout.com/

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue promotes good mental health. They listen and respond. They have people available 24/7 to assist you.

Call: 1300 22 4636
Visit: www.beyondblue.org.au/       

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. They offer services around the country that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.

Call: 1300 364 277
Visit: http://www.relationships.org.au/

Headspace


Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

Call: 1800 650 890
Visit: www.headspace.org.au/