Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Concerns for mental health of farmers

Mental health expert and 2010 Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick McGorry, has visited the town of Theodore in central Queensland's Dawson Valley to help cotton farmers deal with the mental toll of the floods.

The chairman of Cotton Australia, Andrew Watson, said there was a specific short-term need for counselling in the Theodore community to help people deal with the grief of losing homes and farms, and that financial pressures would be an ongoing issue.

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