RFW and Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Win Mental Health Award

  About the award We are so proud of our Connect for Kids program, funded by the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, which has won an Excellence in Service or Program Delivery Award as part of the Mental Health Association NSW annual 2018 Mental Health Month Awards. The award recognises excellence and/or innovation in mental health related…

RFW Position Paper – Supporting Childhood Development in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia

Royal Far West’s experience in over 94 years of supporting Australian children and families bears out the  2015 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) National Report which found that the physical, emotional and social development attained in childhood lays a critical foundation and sets a trajectory for long-term outcomes in health, learning, behaviour and wellbeing. Delays…

Research: Efficacy and Scalability of Telecare for Disruptive Behaviour

  RFW is conducting research into a proven early intervention model for children (K-Year 2) with disruptive behaviour problems to see if therapy can be provided efficiently and effectively using telehealth. The research will also assess whether interventions delivered via telehealth (TAG) are acceptable to parents, teachers and schools, and whether disruptive behaviours decrease after involvement…

RFW and USYD Research Project – AccessEI

Many children in regional and rural communities have treatable mental health problems……few receive treatment. The majority of mental health expenditure is targeted at adults, but most problems begin in childhood. Conduct problems (CP) are the most frequent cause of referral to child/adolescent mental health services and the most reliable precursor of all adult mental health issues….

RFW Research Unit – Research Australia magazine article

Improving Developmental Health Outcomes For Rural and Remote Kids: Royal Far West, working with the University of Sydney, NHMRC, and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health, has delivered research findings which are contributing to improved service models, en extended reach, better health outcomes for rural and remote children, and a strong platform…