Mental health will be the focus of a free community event in Spring Ridge.
Organised through Healthwise and the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program, the event on November 20 will give residents a chance to chat to professionals about their personal concerns.
Liverpool Plains shire mayor Andrew Hope is encouraging anyone experiencing increasing distress, anxiety or depression in the drought, or looking for advice on supporting family and friends, to head along to the community hall from 11am-3pm.
"[The council] realises that it is often more difficult for people in rural areas to access the help they require ... a short course will give people skills to better enable them to have a conversation with those they are worried about and the means to be able to assist in any way they can," he said.
"It is important to realise there is no stigma attached to needing support. We all know the current drought is impacting not only farmers but also small business operators, in fact all sections of our community in one way or another. It hurts everyone through its significant impact on the economic prosperity of rural communities such as ours.
"During challenging times, it is more common and natural for people to feel greater stress which in turn can impact on their health, relationships and businesses."
Cr Hope said the festive season could be "an even tougher time" on top of the drought, so "it is time now to take the steps to gain the assistance you or a family member or friend can benefit from".
The event will be catered and Healthwise will offer health checks, which include blood pressure and blood sugar tests.