A roving mental health specialist drives 1000km a week to visit clients in rural communities

In Albury, in southern NSW today, anxiety, depression, grief and a lack of mental health services are on the agenda for the 6th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium.

They're issues psychiatric nurse Michael Oates knows too well. For the past 26 years, the former Irishman has been driving 1000km a week down dusty roads to provide an outreach service in Victoria's north west.

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