About rural psychiatry

Practising psychiatry in rural areas

The rural environment is an important and distinctive context for psychiatric practice, offering unique opportunities and challenges. 

The practicalities of working as a psychiatrist in a rural area.

Delivering mental health care in rural areas

How mental health services are structured, and the roles of health-care workers.

The differences in delivering mental health services outside of a major city.

Communities in rural Australia

Rural areas contain a diverse range of communities with differing mental health needs and health determinants. However, there are key ways in which the mental health picture in rural areas differs from that in urban settings.

Meeting the diverse of mental health needs of rural Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health

Dedicated information and resources for improving understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health issues.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health


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