FCN volunteer embarks on world’s toughest mountain race
3rd September 2021
A Welsh farmer’s son and volunteer with The Farming Community Network charity (FCN) is embarking on the Montane Dragon’s Back Race – regarded as one of the world’s toughest mountain races – in memory of a beloved family member who took her own life in June.
Mental health in farming highlighted by marathon runner
24th August 2021
A keen runner is supporting The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity and raising awareness of mental health in agriculture by competing in this year’s London Marathon
New film to help farmers under pressure by Sean Connery’s son
20th August 2021
A new short film, aimed at raising the feel-good factor amongst Scotland’s farmers, has launched on social media this week. The film, “We all need a farmer”, is the work of award-winning Director, Jason Connery, and narrated by renowned Scottish actor Ian Pirie.
Pride Month: Herefordshire farmer speak outs on diversity in farming
21st June 2021
Organic farmer and Instagram influencer Ben Theo Andrews says he wants to “give people hope that they can live their totally open and authentic selves in the agriculture industry”.
New farming mental health film launches next week
11th June 2021
“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
8th June 2021
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
22nd May 2021
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
20th May 2021
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
12th May 2021
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
11th May 2021
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
10th May 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
13th April 2021
RABI’s recently launched online wellbeing platform has been boosted by the recruitment of two Welsh speaking counsellors.