OUR FAQ'S:

Where do I go to get started if I want help?

Please be aware that SITC is not a funded service-provider; we are a tiny team with a specific aim - doing what we can with what we have. Currently, that is working via peer support and advocacy. However we work with others to try close the massive gaps we know exist, and as such, we've compiled the resources most helpful for rural and remote people (and some other national resources for all) here.

How can I help / connect / contribute / or donate?

We are a registered national charity with DGR status (meaning tax deductible recipient status) and you can donate in a couple of minutes through our online portal here. And of course you can help in many other ways also outlined. 

Can I work with Shanna one-on-one to get help?

Unfortunately, no. Shanna is severely time-poor and carrying an enormous load. And, while she is regarded as a lived experience expert - she isn't a counsellor or a psychologist, and she wants you to get to the right place and people. Shanna solely works via her ambassador / speaker and through her CEO role. She is active (online) as a lived experience expert in the  Bush Tribe  daily. Shanna has shared the intimate details of her story countless times on a huge range of national and international media platforms. If you want to hear more, learn more, etc, simply visit our media section here.

How do I join the Bush Tribe?

Click here, fill out the form, and stand by while we process and respond. The reason we ask new members to fill out a form is for privacy & protection: two things we are strict on. This is strictly for rural / remote people.

Is the Bush Tribe a programme?

Nope. Absolutely not. It is 100% peer support based only- meaning, those of us who are involved share our stories and support each other from a rural, lived-experience place. The BT is not affiliated with any organisation or programme as our philosophy is strictly based in our belief that ''there is no one size for all'' ... so we don't tell, or judge, or instruct - we just stand by our friend choosing to drink less or not at all. We've got people from all walks of life, all ages, all beliefs and they all do their own 'thing' in terms of programmes or structured support. We have resources listed here for individuals to explore.

What if I need more than peer help, though?

That's what we are focusing on next. To close the gaps. For now: please visit our resources page where we can link you with our mates at TIACS who provide our SITC family with free counselling / text support six days a week; or our partners at Clean Slate Clinic who we are working with to get tele-health detoxes into bush homes with.

 

I am from the media - how do I get in touch?

Just head to our Bookings page where you'll find plenty of info. Our media kit is here.

Do you take story contributions?

YES, yes and yes. Our passion lies in amplifying messages and YOUR VOICES from all across the bush. Whether you spent a month booze free or you've decided to quit for good, we love to share your stories, and your progress. Submit a yarn here at our contact page. 

Does Shanna travel upon invitation and present in person? On air / radio / webinar?

She does indeed and you can book here. Please be aware that her time is increasingly short, so early bookings and big lead times are ESSENTIAL. Also we'd like you to know that all speaker fees go directly into the charity.

How do I get to an event where Shanna is speaking?

As mentioned - we go where we are invited. Sometimes that is a private conference and other times it's a public event. We share our travels on the socials, so please keep an eye out.

Do you have merchandise?

YES, we sure do. Trucker caps, Tees, and tanks. Click here to order.

I have a family member I am worried about. What do I do? Where do I go?

SITC exists for the person fighting the addiction but we hope, one day, to create a rural space online for family members, too. For now we have a few suggestions on our resources page. But also we'd recommend you search and join a Facebook or online group.