Rural Youth Mental Health

A photo of two young kids herding sheep in the Australian outback

Meeting young people’s needs

Rural Youth Mental Health Service (RYMH) offers early intervention services for young people (12-25) with, or at risk of, mental illness.

For young people not already in contact with a support service, or who find it difficult to access or engage with a service, RYMH will be there to help them make a positive change. Young people can ask for support from the program themselves, or be referred by a community organisation.

Rural Youth Mental Health services include:

  • One on one services with a mental health professional.
  • Information about wellbeing and health through self services available online or in person in your community networks.
  • Referrals and case management.
  • Groups tailored to local community needs to promote social and emotional wellbeing.

Rural Youth Mental Health services the following areas in Western NSW:

  • Cobar
  • Condobolin
  • Coonabarabran
  • Coonamble
  • Cowra
  • Forbes
  • Gilgandra
  • Mudgee
  • Nyngan
  • Narromine
  • Parkes
  • Walgett

This program is run out of the following office. Please contact The Benevolent Society support centre below to check on availability of the program in your area.