Actor Kelvin Fletcher advocates farmers’ mental health
16th February 2024
A well-known English actor and farmer, Kelvin Fletcher, speaks up about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health among farmers.
Calls for farm support after recent disease outbreaks
20th January 2024
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is reminding the farming community of the importance of looking out for farming friends and family this January, as the start of the year has presented several challenges to the industry.
Kaleb releases rap single to raise awareness of farming struggles
19th January 2024
Farmer and celebrity known from Clarkson’s Farm, Kaleb Cooper, is launching a music single to raise awareness of the struggles facing farmers and the farming community. All the profits will be donated to the RABI farming charity.
Farmers urged to seek mental health support on Blue Monday – and beyond
15th January 2024
Although Blue Monday has been officially named the gloomiest day of the year, help is available every day for farmers who face mental health problems.
Back to the farm: Life after Love Island for Farmer Will
19th December 2023
It’s been a busy three years for sheep farmer Will Young, who has built up a following of 1.9 million TikTok followers, appeared on Love Island and released his first book. Farmers Guide caught up with him to talk about the highs and lows of farming and how social media can help tackle stereotypes about farming.
Artist inspired by rural #KeepTalking campaign
9th November 2023
A Perthshire artist has created a series of artwork inspired by the #KeepTalking theme of RSABI’s winter mental health campaign.
Keeping on Track: Farmer’s wellbeing podcast launches
2nd October 2023
Upon losing a close farming friend to suicide, Adam Henson embarked on a project with Team Doctor to create the Keeping on Track podcast, which aims to erase the stigma around mental health in farming and raise awareness of the challenges those in the rural profession face.
Prince William launches mental health strategy for Duchy’s tenant farmers
18th September 2023
The Duchy of Cornwall and Prince William have spent the past year developing a strategy to prioritise the mental wellbeing of their tenants.
Farmer anxiety mounts as volatile harvest weather threatens livelihoods
16th August 2023
Many farmers are worried for the future as unseasonal wet weather continues to hamper this year’s harvest. Farmers Guide caught up with Suffolk rural chaplain Graham Miles and farming charity FCN who offered advice for those who are struggling.
Tractor tours 2,000 miles to help break down mental health stigma
1st August 2023
UK livestock markets have raised thousands of pounds for mental health charities, in support of Len’s Light Tractor Relay – which saw a Warwickshire farming couple travel 2,000 miles in honour of their son, who died by suicide last year.
New vintage tractor greetings cards support farming charity
1st August 2023
The Addington Fund has launched two new greetings cards to help fundraise for its work supporting rural communities.
Clarkson speaks out about alarming suicide rates in farming
28th July 2023
With the rate of suicide reported to be alarmingly higher in farming compared to the national average, Jeremy Clarkson is on a mission to help raise awareness of poor mental health in farming caused by mounting financial and societal pressures.