Rural Aid Counselling Program

Rural Aid provide economic and empathic assistance to rural communities impacted by natural disaster by partnering with key stakeholders to deliver meaningful outcomes.

Growing our future farmers comes with its risks

Tourello farmers Steve and Ruth Kinnersly believe the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how lucky their children are to live on a property with so much space and freedom, but they are aware this luxury comes with associated risks.


Farming can be extremely difficult at times and challenges can accumulate. If someone close to you shows signs of not coping, or talk about ‘ending it all’ – take them seriously and seek support.


Depression is more than feeling a bit sad or stressed. It can affect men, women and young people. There are a range of behavioral, psychological and physical symptoms that may indicate that you are depressed. Seeking further support and advice is important. Start with talking to your GP