Service Provider Referral

Anyone can call or make a referral to RAW, if they are worried about someone or they are experiencing greater situational stressors.

You can also self refer to become a program participant.

If you are looking to self refer, it can be easier to call our team directly on 1800 RAW TAS (1800 729 827).

If we don’t answer, please leave a message, we may just be with another participant like yourself.

RAW's intake team assess each referral to ensure it meets the necessary criteria and is allocated to the correct program.

Key criteria includes but not limited to;

- 12 years (grade 7) and above

- Living in a rural and remote area

- A first time user of mental health and well-being support services

- Has limited support services available to them

- Would benefit from practical short-term interventions

- Non-crisis or non-clinical support needed

If the referral does not meet the criteria and is not accepted, RAW staff will contact the referrer to provide information on more suitable pathways and support options.

Referral Partner Experiences
Thank you for the work you do for our rural community. You’ve made a difference to a number of farmers I’m working with
My client spoke very highly of your assistance and told me he was finally feeling more like a person and that someone gave a sh*t about him. To say he was wrapped is probably an understatement.
Your program creates an open and clear avenue for assistance. It gives people the opportunity to engage in informal and comfortable discussions.

As an employer in an area that has had an excessively high suicide rate per capita, we see your work as essential to ensure Ag/ Forestry has future support
Service Provider Referral
Referrals are assessed weekly. Please contact us directly if you need information or support sooner. 1800 729 827
Please note: this action is pending the decision of the individual you are seeking to help
If you aren't submitting this on behalf of an Agency or Organisation, please leave blank
Please provide some information about the individual who you are referring to become a program participant
Please note: RAW is able to still reach out to people who haven't given you permission. This question just helps us identify the best way to approach and contact the person you are concerned for .
If you ticked the box indicating 'other', please provide more context
Please indicate a general location or suburb of the individual
Using the drop-down box, please indicate the work status best representative of the individual
If you selected preference to self-describe or would like to include preference of pronouns within the referral for RAW to be aware of in advance, please use the box provided below
Please include any information which may be useful as a background information to assist with the referral
Please tell us why you believe our program is right for the person you are concerned for, and how you hope that RAW might be able to help them
If any diagnosed mental illness, psycho-social clinical or social services support has been indicated in this referral please provide the best option to describe the status of those. RAW's intake team may be in contact for more information.

Taking the first step can be daunting. Here's some more popular questions about our programs!

Where can I find more support?
Can I self-refer?
Do I need to be a farmer to access support?
Do I need to be a male to access support?
Do I need a diagnosis to receive support?
How old do I have to be?
What are the waiting times to access support?
How much does it cost?
Do you come to me for appointments and where do you travel to?
Do I need to be suicidal to receive support?
Still have questions?
CALL 1800 729 827
Crisis and Further Support

If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact emergency services on 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you are seeking further support, please use the below for further support options.

Crisis and Further Support