Dervla Loughnane

VirtualPsychologist providing rural people with free counselling support through text message

As the drought continues to take its toll on regional communities, one innovative Aussie start-up is doing its bit to save lives by encouraging rural people to reach out for help through a simple text message. VirtualPsychologist is Australia’s first text counselling service, which provides free 24/7 support to anyone living in rural and remote …

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Aussie Helpers Virtual Psychologist given $1m for innovative SMS psychological access

After a concerted effort over a number of months, and in the face of increasing desperation by landholders facing relentless drought, the federal government has announced it will provide $1m for the Aussie Helpers Virtual Psychologist counselling service. The announcement was the only one made by Malcolm Turnbull during his drought listening tour to parts …

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Powertec Telecommunications Announces CSR Partnership with VirtualPsychologist

Powertec Telecommunications Announces CSR Partnership with VirtualPsychologist Communications and connectivity experts, Powertec Telecommunications announced today that it has partnered with mental health service provider, VirtualPsychologist as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program. The partnership with VirtualPsychologist aims to improve awareness of the mental health services available to rural Australians.

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Dervla started with her own mobile phone, but in the past three years her idea has grown into a fully-fledged program that is changing lives of rural Australians and farmers across the country. Known as virtual psychologist.

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