Rural & remote

Living away from large cities and towns can pose very specific challenges for families. Rural and remote communities also face varied issues that may not be as prominent for more populated communities.

This page contains resources that can help families living in these communities find out more information about seeking help as well as resources that address the unique issues that remote communities can face.

Resources for families and carers

Kids in rural and remote areas: coping with tough times

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Children and young people face many different potentially traumatic, adverse and stressful experiences while they are growing up. But for kids growing up in rural and remote areas, the chance that a child will be confronted with trauma or adversity is even greater. It is important to recognize these potential difficulties, how they can impact on children and young people and what can be done to help kids facing tough times in rural and remote areas.