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  1. Rural and regional healthcare

    Some rural patients have to travel to regional centres or metropolitan areas for the healthcare they need. The Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme can subsidise travel and accommodation costs.

  2. Rural and regional mental health services

    Public mental health services in rural and regional Victoria are often some distance away or more costly than they are in the city.

  3. Rural Financial Counselling Victoria

    Rural Financial Counselling Victoria provides confidential, independent financial assessment and support for farming families and small rural businesses facing financial difficulty.

  4. Rural issues - alcohol and depression

    Self-medicating with alcohol doesn't solve the causes of depression, which is common in rural communities.

  5. Rural issues - coping with stress

    The effort of trying to provide for the family and keep the farm going can be intensely stressful.

  6. Rural issues - losing the farm

    Losing the farm can be like losing a loved one for a farming family.

  7. Rural issues - suggestions for families in crisis

    Financial hardship can increase the risk of workplace accidents on a farm.