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.

SUBMIT YOUR GRANT APPLICATION HERE

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.

SUBMIT YOUR GRANT APPLICATION HERE

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.


  • The Empowering our Communities initiative provides funding for community led mental health, social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention initiatives that support communities significantly impacted by drought conditions.

    Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is looking to fund proposals from organisations (on behalf of communities) for short-term community wellbeing activities. 

    A range of activities and topics could be considered appropriate to receive one-off funding, including:

    • Community events or workshops that promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services
    • Complementary and

    The Empowering our Communities initiative provides funding for community led mental health, social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention initiatives that support communities significantly impacted by drought conditions.

    Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is looking to fund proposals from organisations (on behalf of communities) for short-term community wellbeing activities. 

    A range of activities and topics could be considered appropriate to receive one-off funding, including:

    • Community events or workshops that promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services
    • Complementary and lifestyle activities known to improve physical and mental health, that can be delivered in a group setting, such as exercise classes, relaxation and yoga classes, mindfulness meditation classes; and
    • Community education on topics such as managing stress, anxiety, depression and stigma.
    You can submit your application here.  

    It's strongly advised that you draft your application in a Microsoft Word document or similar (to assist with this you can download a draft response template here.) and then copy and paste into the application fields to ensure you have a backup copy should an error occur during the submission process.

    As part of the submission you are also required to upload a completed Budget and Supplier Registration Form.  You can download blank templates to complete below.

    You will receive an acknowledgement email after a successful submission of your application.

    Complete Form