The past few years have been very hard for farmers and their families – financially as well as emotionally; and many people are not sure where to turn for help.
Talking with farmers across Queensland every day, QDO staff hear about the difficulties members face due to weather conditions, relationships problems and financial worries.
More frequently members contact QDO to get help in accessing resources for financial assistance, but few are aware that the QDO staff are also trained to assist farmers with their emotional well-being.
Over the last 6 months QDO staff members completed a Mental Health First Aid course and a SafeTALK Suicide Prevention course to better assist those who may need emotional counselling and support.
These courses help us identify the signs of emotional stress and to provide us with tools to help us help you. Assistance is completely confidential.
If you’re going through a rough patch; worried about a loved one or a friend, please reach out and give one of us a call. We’re here to help you in anyway.
Kerrie: 3236 2955 (Office hours 8am – 3.30pm)
Torie: 0400 971 615
Tony: 0400 669 994
24/7 numbers: Mental Health call: 1300 64 22 55 / Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36 / Lifeline 13 11 14