Life on the land can be demanding and difficult, which is why so many rural women struggle with mental health issues.
Rural Women Unite is an initiative to raise awareness and support for the women who need it most. Their aim is to hold an annual ladies luncheon event throughout regional areas in Queensland, and Rockhampton will host the first of these events.
The luncheons will donate all proceedings to the Virtual Psychologists for Farmers charity, which offers virtual psychological support to drought affected farmers.
We also plan to launch an online community for local, rural and remote women to come together in a positive, non-judgmental authentic space that allows and encourages women to raise each other up.
- Rural Women Unite
Rockhampton's Rural Women Unite luncheon will be held on Thursday 20th September from 10:30am - 2:30pm. More information is available here.
So grab your girlfriends and get along to support rural women's mental health!