Funding request to federal Health Minister met with 'positive response'

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated February 20 2018 - 9:49pm, first published 12:30am
Aussie Helpers founder, Brian Egan, pictured delivering hay with Dave Church at Aramac on Australia Day, is appealing to corporates looking to demonstrate social responsibility for funding for its innovative mental health texting service for rural people. Photo supplied.

“We were swamped.” That was how psychologist, Dervla Loughnane, described the overwhelming response to the news that a texting counselling service had been launched for rural people in need.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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