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What Is Rural Adversity, How Does It Affect Wellbeing and What Are the Implications for Action?

Lawrence-Bourne, Joanne; Dalton, Hazel; Perkins, David; Farmer, Jane; Luscombe, Georgina; Oelke, Nelly; Bagheri, Nasser


A growing body of literature recognises the profound impact of adversity on mental health outcomes for people living in rural and remote areas. With the cumulative effects of persistent drought, record-breaking bushfires, limited access to quality health services, the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing economic and social challenges, there is much to understand about the impact of adversity on mental health and wellbeing in rural populations. In this conceptual paper, we aim to review and adapt our...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17197205
Access Rights: Open Access


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