Farming Community Counselling
The main role of the Farming Community Counselling Service is to provide 1:1 professional support and/or counselling to farmers, their families and the wider agricultural community including people who work in agriculture and rural communities impacted by the drought.
The counselling service is structured and time limited depending on the person’s needs and situation. It is designed to support psychological resilience - by developing practical coping mechanisms with regard to the psychological impacts of the drought. Farming Community Counsellors can also link clients into relevant services dependant on the individual and their needs. This could include the Rural Financial Counselling Service, GP’s, Specialist Mental Health or support services. This FCC Service, is designed to be convenient for our clients – This means that we can see clients in their own home, in the paddock, at a café or wherever is most comfortable for them. If counselling doesn’t suit, we’re great at checking in through a phone call, email or popping by and saying Hi! The counselling service is free and confidential. Referrals can be made by the individual by calling the FCC intake line on 0436 811 692, or by contacting your local FCC directly.