𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵?
Tough Enough is a mental fitness project being undertaken in Narrabri in 2021 and Gunnedah in 2022. The project aims to increase mental health knowledge, reduce stigma around help-seeking behaviour and create a positive culture around proactively managing our mental health.
We know country people generally, are a tough bunch; strong, resilient and hardy. We work in a tough environment where it can be challenging to look after ourselves, manage our stress and ask for help when we struggle. However we know it takes courage to see when we or others are struggling; it also takes real courage to speak up, start a conversation or ask for help.
So we want to challenge each and every one of you… Are You Tough Enough?
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 – 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳?
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 – 𝘁𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴?
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 – 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁?
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 – 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽?
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 – 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳?
Over a six week period in the community you will see posters, social media videos, information in Newspapers, High School and community group workshops, education opportunities (Community Support Skills and Mental Health First Aid) and a community-wide event all popping up to build the information and knowledge you have to better support yourself, your families, your mates and your community.
This project is facilitated by RAMHP and Highway to Well in collaboration with fantastic partners such as Gotcha4Life and Tomorrow Man/Woman, Narrabri High School, Narrabri Rugby Club, Narrabri Soccer Club, Narrabri Women’s Shed, Narrabri Country University Centre, Narrabri Interagency, Gunnedah Roundtable, Joblink, Gunnedah Family Service, Gunnedah Shire Council and many local service organisations.
𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘂𝗽 𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘀
Written by RAMHP Coordinator Letitia Cross, these weekly blogs feature in Newspapers and social media, talking about mental health, mental illness and being ‘tough enough’ to have the conversation.
- Week 1: Narrabri, are you Tough Enough?
- Week 2: Are you tough enough…to look after yourself?
- Week 3: It’s just a conversation…
- Week 4: Are you tough enough to encourage someone to help?
- Week 5: Once the paint fades, and the ribbons are off the lapel… What has changed?
- Week 6: Why didn’t they ask for help?
You can access these resources (and more) by clicking on the links below:
- You Got This Mate website designed for rural men, providing tips and info to help rural men reach their best possible mental health.
- How Are You Going poster?
- Let’s Talk fact sheet: Rural Adversity
- Let’s Talk fact sheet: Where to find help for mental health concerns
- Let’s Talk fact sheet: Mental Health Phone Services
- Conversations Matter when someone is thinking about suicide
- Take Time magazine – stories of hope and courage from across NSW
- Andrew’s story
- Laura’s story
- Kaiden’s story