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.
“We need to share the good and the bad of farming”
24th March 2021
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
12th March 2021
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
16th February 2021
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
15th February 2021
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.
“Put yourself first”: NZ farmer opens up on depression battle
14th February 2021
A New Zealand dairy farmer who has spoken candidly about his battles with mental health urged farmers to put themselves before their farm.
Arla and Asda backs FCN charity event with the Yorkshire Shepherdess
8th February 2021
Dairy cooperative Arla has joined forces with Asda to sponsor an upcoming online charity event on Tuesday 16 February with Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, in support of The Farming Community Network (FCN).
FCN joins forces with Nottinghamshire Rural Support to help farmers in need
27th January 2021
The Farming Community Network (FCN) is teaming up with Nottinghamshire Rural Support (NRS) to provide continued support to the farming community during this period of immense change in British agriculture.
Evenings with farming favourites in support of FCN
15th January 2021
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”
11th January 2021
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
4th January 2021
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
1st January 2021
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….