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Psychs on Bikes Incorporated

Mental Health

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Psychs on Bikes is a group of mental health professionals riding motorbikes to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural and remote communities. Our motto is Riding for Mental Health! Membership is open to any psychiatrist, psychologist, mental health nurse or bona fide mental health professional.

Our Big Ride for 2014 will see a group off Psychs on Bikes ride from Cottlesloe Beach in Perth to Bondi Beach, Sydney - a journey of some 4000 kilometers. During the course of this ride, we will host various community forums / discussions on specific mental health issues in towns we pass through ie Kalgoolie, Port Augusta, Renmark, Hay and Orange. Moreover, we look to engage with local mental health professionals during the course of the ride with the objective of creating a broader support network as well as increase knowledge and understanding of relevant aspects of mental health.

The raw facts:-

  • In 2012 there were in excess of 2500 suicides in Australia which is almost DOUBLE the fatalities from motor vehicle accidents
  • The median age at death for suicide in 2010 was 43.8 years. In comparison, the median age for deaths from all causes was 78.1 years.*
  • In 2010, males aged 15-24 years had a rate of 13.4 suicides per 100,000 compared to 5.2 per 100,000 for females.*
  • Proportionally, suicide rates in rural Australia are considered almost twice that of metropolitan areas.
  • Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide.
  • Mental health issues are more prevalent in rural areas due to remoteness, isolation, financial hardship, climatic / natural disasters and reduced levels of support.
Source * ABS

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Contact Details

701/102 Alfred Street
MILSONS POINT NSW, 2061


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

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