Samaritans provides mental health wellbeing support to youth in rural areas
Rural Young Minds (RYM) is a program for young people aged 12-25 years that have complex to severe mental health concerns.
The program addresses “the missing middle” of mental health and provides services to young people in the Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter, Liverpool Plains, Cessnock, Singleton, Dungog and Mid-Coast local government areas.
- Flexible appointments for locations including Muswellbrook, Scone, Merriwa, Aberdeen, Murrurundi, Quirindi, Cessnock, Singleton, Dungog, Gloucester and Taree
- A comprehensive mental health assessment
- Regular contact and follow up
- Psychological interventions to improve mental health presentation and symptoms
- 3-6 months of support and intervention
- Referrals to acute services if required
- Referrals to lower level mental health services when required
- Engagement and case management with other services to further improve mental health
Who we assist
Referrals to the Rural Young Minds service might look like:
Young people do NOT need to have a mental health care plan for referral or engagement but appointments with a GP are encouraged and greatly assist the improvement and long-term management of mental health and wellbeing.
Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter, Liverpool Plains, Cessnock, Singleton, Dungog and Mid-Coast local government areas.
Phone 1800 270 738 for referrals and information.