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Rural Wellbeing Toolkit


You are an important part of a community. There are many ways to help others - and giving of your time and skills is one of the most rewarding ways to give back.   

Whether you are volunteering with a local organisation, or you personally want to help out someone you know in the community, these resources help you consider the best strategies for doing so. In particular, these resources will help you learn how to recognise when people need help, connect people to resources needed, and give ideas for how you can provide support

  • RECOGNISE - Listen, understand, and identify what a person is needing 
  • CONNECT - Assist people in finding qualified and appropriate support
  • SUPPORT - Provide ongoing support as a friend and community peer

Download Rural Wellbeing Toolkit workbook (PDF 7.6GB)


Download Facilitator Guide for Toolkit workbook (PDF 575KB)


Access Rural Wellbeing Toolkit in online and interactive format

Please use password: SQNNSW 


If you have questions or would like to provide feedback on the toolkit, please email Anthony Kiem at

This work was developed by Dr Jennifer Luke from the Southern Queenlsand and Northern New South Wales (SQNNSW) Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, in collaboration with Dr Sonja March and Dr Peter McIlveen from the University Southern Queensland, funded by Australian Government's Future Drought Fund.

Rural Wellbeing Toolkit
Hear from Dr Jennifer Luke (SQNNSW Innovation Hub Research Fellow, Wellbeing & Employability) discuss the new Rural Wellbeing Toolkit which she has developed in collaboration with Professors Sonja March and Peter McIlveen from the University of Southern Queensland.