Since its inception, RWU has raised over $90,000 towards this vital service with the 2023 luncheon being our most successful year to date, raising $45,530. RWU luncheons are a day where rural women come together to enjoy a day of laughter, good food, shopping, friendly faces, opening the lines of communication regarding mental health, and to share life’s journey. RWU rely on the generous donations from major sponsors and businesses that provide items for the multi-draw raffles to ensure they are giving back as much as possible. Every cent raised at the luncheon events is donated directly towards the FREE service provided by Virtual Psychologist.

Virtual Psychologist is a free vital mental health support service for rural and remote people with qualified mental health professionals. Around half of the people with a mental health concern never access support, and most rural and remote people feel that face to face services are too confronting, inconvenient, or simply not available. Virtual Psychologist aims to break down those barriers by providing a text-based service for an hour-long session using a secure IT platform.

Booking Made Easy

To use the free mental health service all that people need to do is scan the QR code below or send a text or WhatsApp message to 0488 807 266 (text line only) and they are connected to Virtual Psychologist. Appointments available between 9am – 8pm subject to availability, scan QR codes below to check for session availability. Please note qualifying questions around location and need apply on entry


If you would like to support the RWU Initiative, please head over to their Facebook and Instagram pages and send them a message. They can be found at Rural Women Unite. Alternatively, you can also email them at

Our Partners

We provide innovative mental health services by qualified mental health practitioners to those people in need.