New farming mental health film launches next week

“Unearthing Farming Lives” is a new film examining some of the most common causes of mental health problems, as well as their potential solutions, within the farming and wider agricultural community.

Community spirit helps with rural mental health support

Professionals from the extended farming community have been supporting YANA, the charity dedicated to rural mental health support, helping to combat the additional stresses that the past year has brought to the rural community.

Charity to introduce 24/7 helpline for farming people

Responding to the increasing demand from farming people, RABI is extending its freephone helpline this autumn, to provide the farming community with a 24-hour service.

National remembrance for those who have died in the farming community

A national remembrance service led by The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity will provide an opportunity to remember those who have died in farming communities.

Take #5for5 this Mental Health Awareness Week

With Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 currently underway, RABI is asking the farming community to try to find time to take five minutes to reach out to five friends and check how they’re getting on.

Animal welfare and farmer well-being go hand in hand

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, beef, sheep and poultry farmer, Ian Alderson from South Shropshire, and David Anderson from the VetPartners Wellbeing Group discuss the importance of taking care not just of your livestock but also prioritising your own physical and mental health.

Mental health awareness week 2021

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is asking the farming community if it’s really ‘as tough as old boots’ during Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.

RABI’s online wellbeing service introduces Welsh speaking counsellors

RABI’s recently launched online wellbeing platform has been boosted by the recruitment of two Welsh speaking counsellors.

“We need to share the good and the bad of farming”

Mixed farmer and social media influencer Charlie Beaty spoke to Farmers Guide about why she feels it’s important that farmers show the highs and the lows of farming – not only for mental health in the industry, but also to gain public trust.

New Podcast Breaking the Mental Health Stigma

For many reasons, the sometimes fragile state of mental health in agriculture is making more and more headlines. Rebecca Wilson and Lizzie McLaughlin, creators of the NEW podcast ‘Boots and Heels’, really wanted to explore why is it that the difficulties faced by the agricultural industry are unique and so prevalent, and how anyone affected can find support.

Take 15 minutes to complete the Big Farming Survey

In January, RABI launched the largest ever survey of its kind in England and Wales, with a target of achieving 26,000 responses from farming people.

Farming’s mental health epidemic

88% of farmers under the age of 40 rank poor mental health as biggest hidden problem facing farmers today (increased from 82% in 2018), a recent study reveals.

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