ABSTRACT

[T]hose that are not directly involved in rural industry often do not understand the grief and loss suffered long term by farmers and rural communities. It is vital that services are available and easily accessed by rural people and that the people who are providing services have expert knowledge of the mental and physical effects of continual stress on people (DAFF, 2008a, Submission No.183. Drought Counsellor, Location withheld, Victoria)