Drought Wellbeing Service

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Since April 2015, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has been leading the Drought Wellbeing Service across Queensland. This program offers free counselling and support to people living and working in rural and remote areas impacted by drought.

Our mental health clinicians are specifically trained and available to assist people with a range of health and wellbeing concerns. The Drought Wellbeing Service offers a confidential and safe environment for individuals to express their concerns and, more importantly, to help provide solutions and strategies to overcome such problems.

Our service helps prevent and resolve a wide range of conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and sleep problems. As well as providing clinical counselling services, our Drought Wellbeing Service clinicians are also available for talks, presentations and workshops including Pit-Stop Health Checks and participation in community events.

To arrange an appointment or talk to one of our mental health clinicians, contact your local RFDS mental health team by calling 1300 010 174 or email


24 Hour Helplines

  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back: 1300 659 467
  • MensLine: 1300 78 99 78
  • headspace: 1800 650 890

The Drought Wellbeing Service is funded by the Queensland Government.