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From the heart: A values-centred approach to mental health support

By Alexandra Crawford, Clinical Psychology Team Leader Over the last 12 months, children from rural and remote Australia have experienced unprecedented community traumas such as the 2019-2020 summer bushfires and COVID-19, on top of the ongoing drought and the floods that followed the fires in many regions. At RFW, these events have been associated with…

Caring for Country Kids Month with My Fast Ferry

Sailing Sydney’s Harbour to Support Country Kids My Fast Ferry and Royal Far West have partnered for Caring for Country Kids Month. We’re hoping to raise awareness amongst Sydney’s ferry commuters of the challenges faced by country kids to access specialist healthcare. We want to let residents know about the work we do to support…

How extra-curricular activities can help support mental health

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Royal Far West Clinical Psychologist, Alexandra, explains how extra-curricular activities can help children with anxiety. It can be challenging to encourage a child with anxiety to attend a party, go for a run or do mindfulness meditation—although these are all likely to improve their emotional wellbeing—but there are…