Rural Doctors Foundation

The Loneliness Epidemic CategoriesMental Health Wellbeing

The other face of Valentine’s Day: The Loneliness Epidemic

For many, Valentine’s Day is a day to feel loved and appreciated. Sadly, for others it is a reminder of how lonely they feel. Valentine’s Day also reminds us of the importance of the relationships in our lives,
Rural Doctors Foundation reminds us of the importance of social connection and provides tips for tackling loneliness and maintaining good mental health.

World Cancer Day CategoriesDisease Prevention

Cancer: Debunking the Myths on World Cancer Day

Cancer is currently the number one cause of death in Australia, taking the lives of approximately 50,000 Australians each year. However, despite the high prevalence, many misconceptions about cancer still manage to circulate.

Rural doctors play a significant role in supporting not only the patient but also their family and the community. They are connected to many support organisations and provide valuable information and resources to help a family understand the options and support available to them.

Safer Internet Day CategoriesMental Health

Protect our rural youth against cyberbullying

Dolly Everett is a teenage girl, one who gave a face to a horrifying statistic. In 2018, Australia mourned the loss of this fourteen-year-old girl to suicide. Now, her family campaigns against cyberbullying, hoping to create a future where no one will have to face the harassment Dolly did.

Rural Doctors Foundation looks at the impact of cyberbullying in rural communities and the support your rural doctors can provide.