Support for rural and remote psychiatrists
Bush Support Services (Australia)
1800 805 391, Bush Support Services website
A 24-hour telephone support line that provides free, anonymous telephone counselling service to Australian rural and remote area health professionals and their families. It is staffed by psychologists experienced in the rural and remote sector.
Telehealth Provider Directory (Australia)
If you need to consult with a medical professional, but would prefer to see someone outside the area you live in, the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine hosts the Telehealth Provider Directory. This directory of GPs, specialists and allied health practitioners who offer consultations remotely, using video-conferencing software.
To establish a peer support network of people facing similar challenges, join the RANZCP's Section of Rural Psychiatry or your local rural doctor's association: