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Egg and spoon relay raises over £6K for charity

The NFU has led a 130-mile egg and spoon relay, raising more than £6,000 for the rural mental health charity YANA (You Are Not Alone).

Men in rural areas least likely to seek mental health support, survey finds

Samaritans has launched a campaign to reach men in rural communities who are struggling to cope, as a survey reveals less than half would seek support if they struggled with their mental health.

“You can get through it”: Nigel Owens shares mental health struggles with farmers

Welsh rugby referee and beef farmer Nigel Owens spoke candidly of his struggles with mental health, as well as his passion for farming, as he gave the opening address at this year’s British Cattle Breeders’ Club (BCBC) Conference.

RABI responds to poor farmer wellbeing with new services in 2022

With worryingly low levels of mental wellbeing identified by its Big Farming Survey, RABI has launched two new support services. The charity’s proactive response focuses on providing early, preventative wellbeing support for farming people.  

New campaign to help those in agriculture recognise support networks

A new campaign launched this week by The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity encourages people across farming and agriculture to recognise the people in their lives that help to support them during difficult times by asking them one simple question: ‘Who’s Your Julie?’.

Trading Standards win prestigious award for supporting farmers

The Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service (HotSW TS) covers Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay and was awarded the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award for best project in London this week.

Is stress one of the most commonly used words in agriculture?

As farmers face an abundance of challenges and stressors, the team at YANA (You Are Not Alone), offer farming families some guidance on stress and how to cope.

RABI responds to crisis in pig sector

Responding to the current crisis in the British pig industry, leading farming charity, RABI, has announced the immediate availability of additional support to those affected.

Survey reveals the farming community remains optimistic despite industry stress

RABI’s Big Farming Survey results have revealed that despite the farming community facing significant mental and physical health challenges, more than 50% remain optimistic about the future of their farm businesses. 

Top tips to manage your mental health in challenging times

As fallouts from Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic continue to stack up, the farming community has faced a perfect storm of stresses and challenges, with many seriously concerned about the future or being forced to leave the industry. With this in mind, Farmers Guide spoke to FCN for some advice on coping with stress.

Focus on World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day this year Farmers Guide is focusing on the work of charity, The Farming Community Network (FCN).

New survey reveals the stress caused by rising machinery costs

Rising machinery prices are rivalling bad weather and breakdowns when it comes to the main worries keeping agri-contractors awake at night, according to research conducted by NFU Mutual.

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