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Google searches for mental health up 64% in past week

Google searches for mental health up 64% in past week

National Director, Jannine Jackson was “saddened” by the latest statistic released that online searches on mental health had grown by 64% in the last week alone. As the lights fade from the passing of Christmas, January usually becomes a time where we take stock of our lives and think about resolutions for the year to come. “I am aware of the effects Mental Health issues have on families and the communities in which we live”, “sometimes this can be a life long struggle, but for others it can just be a period of time.”

A Christmas Message from Frontier Services

A Christmas Message from Frontier Services

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! I’ve been so humbled listening to our Bush Chaplains in the lead up to Christmas and so I wanted to share two lovely things with you below. A short video from Bush Chaplain Pastor. Gary Ferguson of the Ceduna Remote Area, and a Christmas blessing from Bush Chaplain Rev. Peter Wait of the Tennant Barkly Remote Area. From all of us, may your Christmas be full of blessings, for you and your loved ones. Stay safe and I look forward to sharing stories with you in 2019…

Our Annual Report for 2017/18

Our Annual Report for 2017/18

We celebrate national media coverage with the launch of our new brand, we acknowledge with pride the growth in Bush Chaplaincy and our Outback Links Program, our collaboration with our corporate partners, and the positive impact we’re having in remote Australia.

Bringing hope and helping hands to the bush this Christmas

Bringing hope and helping hands to the bush this Christmas

“He didn’t know if he would ever see me again” – Just as her eldest son was leaving home for the first time to work interstate, Alison received devastating news. She had breast cancer. Can you imagine how hard it must have been to leave her family behind on the farm so she could have surgery and treatment? Your gift today will bring helping hands and hope to the bush, so farmers like Alison can get respite and be with family during difficult times.

Frontier News – Our November 2018 edition – Out Now!

Frontier News – Our November 2018 edition – Out Now!

Follow our Bush Chaplain, Rev Phill Matthews and our incredible Outback Links volunteers to Carinda, New South Wales as they bring helping hands, hope and mateship to drought-affected farmers. Relive the events leading up to ‘the first flight’ as we reflect on our shared history with the Royal Flying Doctor Service; and journey through time as we look back on the historic opening of the John Flynn Memorial Church.

Hope for the people of Carinda, NSW

Hope for the people of Carinda, NSW

As our Official National Mobility Partner, this year the NRMA sponsored two Outback Links trips that journeyed out to the small country town of Carinda, three hours north of Dubbo. As part of our partnership, the NRMA mechanics volunteered their time and skills to travel from Sydney to Carinda and lend a helping hand to those doing it tough out bush. These Outback Links trips also included some of our own dedicated volunteers and Frontier Services staff. Each trip saw the teams of mechanics and volunteers working on a range of properties, repairing their farm vehicles and equipment, delivering practical support, as well as building meaningful connections. While they worked on these eight farms, they stayed within the community at the Carinda Hotel, a local sweet spot, and hosted a Great Outback BBQ with those farmers involved in the trips.

Standing with Aussie Farmers in drought

Standing with Aussie Farmers in drought

“It’s the worst drought I’ve ever experienced” – Robyn Russell has always been a country girl. This isn’t her first drought, but this time it’s really tough. You can make a real difference today and ensure year-round practical support is available to farmers like Robyn by donating to our drought appeal.

Our Bush Chaplain Rev. Phill Matthews Needs Your Help

Our Bush Chaplain Rev. Phill Matthews Needs Your Help

This year’s drought is considered the worst in over 70 years. Farmers across Australia have been attempting to keep their farms going. It’s dry out here, it’s relentless and can be heartbreaking seeing the devastation. This week our Bush Chaplain, Phill Matthew hit the road. Over four days of hard and dusty travel, Phill met with local families and identified their critical needs.

Lend a hand in the bush and have a holiday of hope

Lend a hand in the bush and have a holiday of hope

We’re calling on skilled Aussie workers to volunteer, to help those doing it tough in the bush. Take some time off and have a holiday of hope by joining our on-the-ground program, Outback Links. Sign up to be an Outback Links Volunteer. Outback Links provides skilled and experienced volunteers to help with day-to-day work on remote properties around Australia when families need an extra pair of hands which is especially needed now during the drought.