Rural Alive and Well is proud to announce that Rhonda Gee-Mackrill has been appointed RAW’s new Rural Outreach Worker for North Eastern Tasmania according to RAW’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Danial Rochford.

With their motto of “Talk to a Mate”, Rhonda joins a team of passionate rural outreach workers who collectively work with over 2000 clients each year right across rural Tasmania.

“Rhonda joins the team at a very important time, Mr Rochford said.

“Tasmania unfortunately has the second highest rates of suicide in nation, double that of the Tasmanian Road toll each year.

“Our Outreach Workers have an important role in working with clients to help them on a pathway to a better place emotionally and mentally, Mr Rochford said.

Rhonda brings a wealth of experience working in mental health, suicide prevention and community development having worked for MI Fellowship for the past eight years and previously with the Richmond Fellowship.

“I am so pleased to become a member of the team at Rural Alive and Well. Ms Gee-Mackrill said.

“I am looking forward to hitting the ground running and becoming very proactive in the communities throughout the North East,

“Having grown up in George Town I am very familiar with the region and I know some of the many challenges the region has faced over the past few years,

“I am ever mindful of the impacts such as the forestry re-adjustment can put on the mental health of the in the North East, Ms Gee-Mackrill said.

“I want to reinforce to all, if you are feeling like you are in a difficult place at the moment you can reach out to me for support,

Our service is a free one and everyone can “Talk to Mate” by calling RAW’s 1300 hotline on 1300 HELP MATE (1300 43576283), Ms Gee-Mackrill concluded.
Danial Rochford, Chief Executive Officer RAW