Evenings with farming favourites in support of FCN

Fans of TV’s ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ and ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’ will be given a unique opportunity to hear from stars Julian Norton and Amanda Owen and ask questions during two upcoming online charity events.

“We are not indestructible”

Ambitious survey to explore challenges in farming and how these affect physical and mental health, as well as businesses.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust top £1m of support for UK charities in 2020

With one in 10 UK charities facing bankruptcy this year, the charity sector is one of the worst-hit by the pandemic.

Online mental wellbeing platform praised by farmers

Online mental wellbeing community Kooth has teamed up with farming organisation RABI to offer wellbeing support and counselling for farming people. People from the farming industry shared their thoughts on the platform….

Winter campaign to tackle rising loneliness and anxiety

Ongoing Coronavirus lockdown measures are taking their toll on mental health, according to NFU Mutual, with new research suggesting a rise in stress, anxiety and loneliness.

Festive support pours in for farming mental health charity

Rural mental health charity YANA (You Are Not Alone) has recently received support from a range of different sources, including festive lights on Ben Burgess’s machinery displays in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Countrymen’s club offers lifeline for retired farmers

A countrymen’s club that offers retired farmers a more fitting alternative to a day centre, has been getting creative to support its members during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sarah Kidby reports.

Documentary exposes ‘mental health crisis’ in agriculture

A new documentary is set to shed light on the issue of mental ill-health in British farming, through interviews with those living and working in the industry.

RABI extends support for farmers with new wellbeing initiative

With 2020 bringing ever greater levels of uncertainty and unexpected changes, pressures on the farming community continue to grow. As part of a new package of services designed to assist people deal with these complex challenges, RABI is launching an online wellbeing community and counselling service for farming people across England and Wales on 19th October.

Giving back to the Agricultural Community

AGRI-APP began as a small seed of an idea; the goal, give back and help the members of the Agricultural and Horticultural communities.

Top ways to help with mental well-being

Mental Health is important especially in the agricultural industry, so in honour of #AgMentalHealthWeek, here are some quick hints and handy tips to improve your mental health in minutes.

Mental health now the main factor in calls to FCN support helpline

Nearly half of all calls made to The Farming Community Network’s (FCN) support helpline (03000 111 999) over the past four months have related to mental health.

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