The RMA Network is proud to support the work that national not-for-profit organisation beyondblue perform in our local communities.
It began in 2011 with the roll out of the 'Don't Beat About the Bush' Rural Frontline Training Sessions.
With much of our beautiful country suffering extreme weather conditions such as drought and flooding rains, more than 150 RMA Network members across three states attended 11 interactive workshops focusing on rural communities and workplaces. The training, aimed at increasing awareness of depression, anxiety and related drug and alcohol use, also looked at the impact on communities, where help is available, and most importantly how to approach someone showing the signs of depression and anxiety.
That same year, the RMA Network Gala Awards Dinner held in July hosted a very special beyondblue Charity Auction. Raising more than $6,000 to be donated to the cause. The following November, RMA Network agents and staff, took part in the Movember campaign, growing (and colouring) facial hair adding another $4,500 to the donation tally.
In 2012, the RMA Network beyondblue Charity Auction raised a further $12,000 to be forwarded to the mental health organisation with special guest, beyondblue Director and Ambassador, Dr Michael Bonning speaking on the importance of community support.
RMA Network offices are also equipped with beyondblue Information Stands, providing accessible resources and contact details to their communities.
beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.