THIS Friday is all about listening, learning and linking-up in Calala with one goal in mind.
"Let's up all help each other out," former Calala Rotary club president Barry Pratten said.
The Rotary club has organised its second drought forum for the year with a special focus on "mental wellness".
The forum will be held at the Farrer Clubhouse on Friday from 5pm.
The event "is about supporting each other in recognising problems, offering up solutions and resources and discovering areas that, maybe, have not yet been recognised".
Mr Pratten said the club had a number of discussions about what it could do to help people in its community "suffering from the drought".
The people who do come along might know someone doing it tough and they would be able to get some info they could pass on if someone is too self-conscious to come.Barry Pratten
While mental health has often connected with issues surrounded the drought, Mr Pratten said it was a sensitive topic so it was hard to know how many people were interested in the forum.
"The people who do come along might know someone doing it tough and they would be able to get some info they could pass on if someone is too self-conscious to come," Mr Pratten said.
The free event for local farmers will include talks by NSW land and water commissioner Jock Laurie, as well as presentations from a number of local mental health services.
There will be talks by Sarah Green from the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program, John Zerafa and Catherine Spora from the Hunter New England mental health service as well as Healthwise psychologist Sean Kijurina.
It is the second drought event organised by the small club.
In February, the Calala Inn was the setting for forum with the city's local, state and federal representatives getting grilled by more than 100 attendees about the ways to address the big dry.