Born in rural Western Australia and under the wing of farming parents, Maxine Santich understands the challenges many farmers and their families face in the rural life.
Mrs Santich is a counsellor with Helping Minds, a not-for-profit organisation supporting people with mental illnesses.
She has worked in regional WA for eight years and has a sound understanding of the complexities and challenges of rural living.
Delivering support to families and communities affected by declining rainfall in the shires of Dandaragan, Coorow and Carnamah, Helping Minds aims to build community resilience through better understanding and foster inner strength to cope with emotional and mental health issues that arise from stressful situations.
Mrs Santich will be attending NACC’s Productive Farming Future Forum in Coorow on the 10 February, holding a series of free Mental Health First Aid courses in Coorow, Jurien Bay and Dandaragan in March and April 2016.
Anyone interested in attending the Productive Farming Future Forum in Coorow on 10 February, should contact NACC’s Regional Landcare Facilitator or read the flyer for more information.