Award Puts Rural Mental Health in the Spotlight

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Many of you have provided generous philanthropic gifts to the University’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) to help reduce the toll of recent drought, bushfires and floods on the mental health of rural and remote communities.

CRRMH Mental Health Organisation of the Year
The Hon Andrew Gee MP, Federal Member for Calare, Vanessa Delaney (BA (Comms) 1991), Senior Development Officer, CRRMH and Professor David Perkins, Director CRRMH, celebrating recognition of the University’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

We are delighted that the CRRMH was recently awarded the prestigious Mental Health Foundation Australia ‘Organisation of the Year Award’ for 2019, recognising its work to improve mental health, wellbeing and resilience for rural and remote residents.

The CRRMH is a state-wide initiative of the University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine and the NSW Ministry of Health and is led by Professor David Perkins. The award celebrated the Centre’s creative and innovative programs, including the multi-award winning ‘Let’s Talk Rural Mental Health’ podcast, which reduces stigma and shines a spotlight on issues like homelessness, alcoholism, masculinity and first responders’ wellbeing in rural and remote areas.

If you’d like to support affected communities, you can make a gift through the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

Read more in The Gift magazine

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.