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CRRMH Library Services and Resources: CRRMH Publications

Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

CRRMH Publications

The following link enables you to see research publications done by staff at CRRMH.

For recent CRRMH papers, please see list below:

Stanford, D., Ridoutt, L., Dalton, H., and Perkins, D. (2019) LINKER Service – Special Homelessness Service Domestic Violence Response Enhancement for Western NSW – Evaluation Report. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Orange.

Fitzpatrick, S., Leary, J., Dalton, H., Perkins, D. (2019) Murrumbidgee Primary Mental Health Stepped Care Model Co-Design Project: Key literature summary – February 2019. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Australia

Perkins, D., Farmer, J., Salvador-Carulla, L., Dalton, H. and Luscombe, G. The ORANGE DECLARATION on Rural and Remote Mental Health. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 2019 Sep 12. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12560.

Maddox, S., Read, D., Powell, N., Caton, T., Dalton, H. and Perkins, D. Reorientation of the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program: the value of a program logic modelRural and Remote Health.

Fitzpatrick, S. J., & River, J. (2018). Beyond the Medical Model: Future Directions for Suicide Intervention Services. Int J Health Serv, 48(1), 189-203. doi:10.1177/0020731417716086

Hazell T, Dalton H, Caton T, Perkins D (2017) Rural Suicide and its Prevention: a CRRMH position paper. Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle, Australia. 

RAMHP Program and Podcast

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) is a state-wide program funded by the NSW Ministry of Health, that links rural people to the help they need. RAMHP is managed by the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH), in partnership with each of the rural NSW Local Health Districts. See the Podcast for the description of the program

See also the Glove Box Guide to mental health and the RAMHP website

Community Wellbeing Collaboratives

Community Wellbeing Collaboratives are identified in our Rural Suicide and its Prevention: a CRRMH position paper: Focus Area 5, Build Healthy and Resilient Communities, as a strategy for medium to long term reduction in suicide deaths and rates. Click here for more information.

Aboriginal Wellbeing

The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) is committed to addressing the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote communities across NSW. Click on the following link for more information.

Books on prescription

The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) has partnered with the Books on Prescription scheme, which supports these treatment steps and is now available in public libraries across Central and Far Western NSW.  Click on the following for more information.

Downloadable resources

CRRMH Position Paper: Rural Suicide and its prevention: a CRRMH position paper (2017)                          

Podcasts:  Lets talk series: In this podcast series you’ll hear from people who have a lived experience of mental health issues. You’ll also hear from people who have survived trauma or have lost a loved one to suicide.

S1: E1 Talking to your GP: In this episode we talk about why your General Practitioner (GP) can be the most important person if you’re struggling with your mental health. While the stigma around mental health is improving, wanting to be resilient in times of distress can stop us all reaching out for help.   

S1: E5 Rural Suicide Prevention: If you are living in rural and regional Australia, you are at a higher risk of suicide than your friends and family living in the city. You have less access to services and mental health care and the stigma around suicide is still significant. So how can we save more lives? In this episode we take a look at this issue and hear from some of the speakers at a forum the Centre facilitated earlier in the year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.     

To see all the CRRMH  podcasts, click on the following


Suicide Prevention

One of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health’s three priorities is understanding and responding to suicide in rural and remote communities across NSW. We conduct research activities to help understand the key factors leading to suicide. We also deliver a wide range of workshops and training courses to educate communities and health professionals in suicide prevention. We are part of the NSW Mental Health Commission Suicide Prevention Advisory Group which works to improve planning, monitoring and co-ordination of suicide prevention efforts. We are also a member of Suicide Prevention Australia.

Drought Support

The long-term impact of stressful situations like drought can have a long-term effect on communities. The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of farmers, their families and drought-affected communities.To see more about how CRRMH supports drought support click here


A community-based health promotion campaign that encourages people to take action to improve their mental health and wellbeing. This program is now being used by CRRMH.