Mental Health Support for Drought Affected Families


To support farmers and communities during the big dry, Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network invites you to submit a grant application of up to $50,000 for activities that promote wellbeing in our community.

Activities can include:

  • Community events or workshops
  • Events to improve physical and mental health, like exercise, sport, yoga and mindfulness or yoga classes
  • Community education on topics like managing stress, anxiety, depression and stigma.

SUBMISSIONS FOR ROUND 2 WILL OPEN ON OCTOBER 25, 2019

View the activites that were funded in Round 1



Mental Health Services

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is a not-for-profit organisation. We aim to improve health services by listening to communities to find out their health needs and issues. We then look to fund organisations to deliver services that best meet these needs.

We currently fund local organisations to deliver mental health services to the New England region, including short-term psychological therapy by qualified Allied Health professionals.

These free services are available to drought affected families and are listed below.

We also want to hear of the services that you feel will best help drought affected families within our region. You can provide your feedback or ask a question via the 'Share your story', 'Services survey' and 'Ask a question' tabs at the bottom of the page.

If you experience any issues with using the above services available, we are available to assist.
You can contact us on 1300 859 028 or info@hneccphn.com.au.

We also encourage you to sign up to our peoplebank site, so that you are notified of any roll-out of new services or assistance in your area.

Primary Mental Health Services

Organisation
Services
Locations
Contact
Centacare
Free short-term psychological therapy by qualified Allied Health professionals.
Armidale
Bingara
Boggabri
Glen Innes
Guyra
Inverell
Moree
Mungindi
Narrabri
Tenterfield
Warialda
Wee Waa

02 6762 9200
HealthWISE
Free short-term psychological therapy by qualified Allied Health professionals.
Barraba
Gunnedah
Manilla
Quirindi
Tamworth
Walcha

02 6766 1394
Hunter Primary Care
Free short-term psychological therapy by qualified Allied Health professionals.
Scone
Muswellbrook
Singleton
02 4926 0529


Youth Mental Health Services

Organisation
Services
Locations
Contact
Headspace
Early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year-olds and promotion of wellbeing in young people.
Armidale
Gunnedah
Moree
Narrabri
Tamworth

02 6762 9290


PatientInfo - PatientInfo is a website that provides trusted health information on the site that is accurate and evidence-based.



To support farmers and communities during the big dry, Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network invites you to submit a grant application of up to $50,000 for activities that promote wellbeing in our community.

Activities can include:

  • Community events or workshops
  • Events to improve physical and mental health, like exercise, sport, yoga and mindfulness or yoga classes
  • Community education on topics like managing stress, anxiety, depression and stigma.

SUBMISSIONS FOR ROUND 2 WILL OPEN ON OCTOBER 25, 2019

View the activites that were funded in Round 1



Mental Health Services

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is a not-for-profit organisation. We aim to improve health services by listening to communities to find out their health needs and issues. We then look to fund organisations to deliver services that best meet these needs.

We currently fund local organisations to deliver mental health services to the New England region, including short-term psychological therapy by qualified Allied Health professionals.

These free services are available to drought affected families and are listed below.

We also want to hear of the services that you feel will best help drought affected families within our region. You can provide your feedback or ask a question via the 'Share your story', 'Services survey' and 'Ask a question' tabs at the bottom of the page.

If you experience any issues with using the above services available, we are available to assist.
You can contact us on 1300 859 028 or info@hneccphn.com.au.

We also encourage you to sign up to our peoplebank site, so that you are notified of any roll-out of new services or assistance in your area.

Primary Mental Health Services

Organisation
Services
Locations
Contact
Centacare
Free short-term psychological therapy by qualified Allied Health professionals.
Armidale
Bingara
Boggabri
Glen Innes
Guyra
Inverell
Moree
Mungindi
Narrabri
Tenterfield
Warialda
Wee Waa

02 6762 9200
HealthWISE
Free short-term psychological therapy by qualified Allied Health professionals.
Barraba
Gunnedah
Manilla
Quirindi
Tamworth
Walcha

02 6766 1394
Hunter Primary Care
Free short-term psychological therapy by qualified Allied Health professionals.
Scone
Muswellbrook
Singleton
02 4926 0529


Youth Mental Health Services

Organisation
Services
Locations
Contact
Headspace
Early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year-olds and promotion of wellbeing in young people.
Armidale
Gunnedah
Moree
Narrabri
Tamworth

02 6762 9290


PatientInfo - PatientInfo is a website that provides trusted health information on the site that is accurate and evidence-based.


You can ask a question about mental health services for drought affected families in the New England North West here.  If you would like to share your thoughts on additional services for drought affected families, we encourage you to share your story via the 'Share your story' tab, or complete our 'Services survey'.  This input will help us fund services that best meet the needs of the community.

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  • How long to organisations have to spend fund if successful?

    Mitchell asked 7 months ago

    While there is no specific timeframe, generally applications range from three to 12 months in length.

  • Hi, Are you able to apply for 2 projects? We have already submitted an application for 1 project however would love to apply for a 2nd project which would target a different audience. Is this possible? Thank you

    Kelly asked 7 months ago

    There is no limit to the number of applications an organisation can apply for, as long as it doesn't duplicate any existing applications.

  • Hi. Can researchers from a university apply? The funding would be used to conduct an intervention, not gather data or do research. Is funding allowed to be used to pay the salary of the staff doing the intervention and travel expenses? Thanks

    Emma asked 8 months ago

    While there is no exclusion for researchers to apply, an application is required to focus on community-led group events that:

    • Promote community resilience
    • Offer complementary and lifestyle activities known to improve physical and mental health
    • Offer education education on topics such as managing stress,anxiety,depression and stigma.

    Applicants should also demonstrate that the proposed activity is:

    • Community driven and likely to be well supported
    • Likely to deliver mental health and wellbeing benefits to individuals and/or promote community resilience, or 
    • Whether the proposed activities will support stigma reduction and greater access to appropriate mental health and suicide prevention services.

  • Hi, to apply for a grant for an organisation does the business have to be specific mental health business/organisation? I am asking because I would like to apply however, the business I’d like to apply for is not spacific mental health but is working within community’s to deliver programmes to improve and tackle youth social emotional wellbeing through music. This is a non for profit business new to the New England area called mad proppa deadly their program delivery is delivered via mob studio which is an on the road caravan. Mad proppa deadly has so far been successful in sponsees and their workshops within the Armidale community. I can give more detail in a phone call.

    Stacey asked 8 months ago

    There is no requirement for organisations who are applying for grant funding to identify as a health/mental health organisation.

  • Hi, I was wondering whether this grant is specifically limited to group participation? We are a mobile physiotherapy business located in Tamworth, NSW and one of the services we would love to offer is traveling out to remote farmers and providing them with treatment and assessment. Is this something that the grant could be applicable too?

    Lincoln asked 8 months ago

    Thanks for asking your question. This grants round is focused on funding community-led and group based activities.  Funding will not be given for individuals to participate in wellbeing activities. This includes funding or subsidising complementary health services for individuals.

  • Is there a time frame for applying? I have an idea and would need time to get organised.

    Pauline asked 8 months ago

    While there is funding available to be distributed there is no closing date for applications to be received.