SUPPORT FOR PRIMARY PRODUCERS
Local Land Services: Funding available for natural resource management projects on farm
Regional Investment Corporation
Skills Training for Drought Affected Farmers and Businesses
The NSW Government is subsidising skills training for farmers and regional businesses impacted by the drought and looking to transition into new or updated career opportunities.
Visit Training Services NSW for further details.
SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
The Drought Hub website is a central source of information for NSW Government drought assistance and support services for drought affected primary producers, their families and communities.
Hunter New England Local Health District Farm Gate Support Program – Contact Peer Worker/Farmgate Support Program , Justine Clark, on 02 6739 0285 or email email@example.com
Telstra Adversity Financial Hardship Program
Optus Financial Hardship Program
Tenterfield Shire Council Rates Hardship Policy
The Drought Psychologist, based in Armidale, offers free support to individuals, couples and families impacted by drought throughout Rural Hunter New England. Stress, loss and uncertainty can make it difficult to cope, and talking these things through can often help. Fully confidential discussions can be undertaken by phone, Skype, or by a visit to home or farm.
Contact Julian on 6776 9905 or 0407 215 750, or email HNELHD-DroughtPsychologist@health.nsw.gov.au More information is available in brochure and referral form
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES
RBS Drought Communities Small Business Support Program
Service NSW Business Concierge
Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS)
Health & Wellbeing
Emergency Services – 000
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Your Local GP
Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511
Mensline – 1300 789 978
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
Rural Adversity Mental Health Program
National Debt Helpline – 1800 007 007
Wesley Financial Counselling Services – 1300 827 638