Interview with rural community mental health advocate John Harper

Mar 05, 2018, 05:17 AM

John Harper is a farmer and former shearer. He is also the founder of the depression-fighting community self-help program Mate Helping Mate, and has worked for years with SPA Member Riverina Bluebell Suicide Prevention Network and others to support strengthening of communities' and individuals’ mental health.

We caught up with John in the SPA office when he popped in to update us on his latest rural outreach project.

Have a listen to what John is most proud of in his years working in this space and hear some tips on connecting when in rural and remote areas.