Kaleb Cooper speaks out about importance of simple chat amid new season finale

Clarkson’s Farm star, Kaleb Cooper, spoke up about the importance of talking to others ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week that launches today.

Clarkson's Farm star, Kaleb Cooper, spoke up about the importance of talking to others ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week.
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The latest season of the show saw Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb struggling with many issues, including unpredictable weather, crippling costs and poor yields.  

The new Diddly Squat farm manager Kaleb pointed out the importance of farmers sharing their struggles with others.   

He said that even going to a pub for a pint can be very therapeutic for farmers who spend most of their days alone.  

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Good to talk

On his social media, Kaleb explained to his 2.3 million followers: “I firmly believe every single farmer should go to the pub maybe once a week on a rainy day like today and just chat, ‘cause in terms of mental health, it does you a world of good to talk.”

Kaleb added that anyone in the local area near Chadlington could reach out to him so they could go “have a few coffees”, before smirking to the camera.

Photo by Amazon Prime.

I Can’t Stand Sheep!

At the beginning of the year, Kaleb released a music single and an exclusive music video to raise awareness of the struggles facing farmers and the farming community.

All the profits have been donated to the RABI farming charity.

I Can’t Stand Sheep! is a rap, described as more country rap than urban rap, which includes a tongue-in-cheek reflection of Kaleb’s well-known dislike of sheep, set to the iconic The Floral Dance.

Photo by Plank PR.

On a more serious note, the rap also carries a poignant message to farming people who may be struggling or feel isolated, in what is a highly pressurised profession.

RABI’s 24/7 helpline number (0800 188 4444) is included as part of the rap lyrics to raise awareness of the charity, which provides practical, financial and emotional support services to farming people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Move your body for better mental health  

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 is taking place from 13th to 19th May, with ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’ being this year’s theme.

Since 2001, the Mental Health Foundation has been leading Mental Health Awareness Week, bringing together the UK to focus on getting good mental health.

Each May, millions of people from every part of society take part.

Speaking about this year’s campaign theme, a charity spokesperson said: “One of the most important things we can do to help protect our mental health is regular movement.

“Our bodies and our minds are connected, so looking after ourselves physically also helps us prevent problems with our mental health.

“Exercise releases ‘feel good’ hormones, that reduce feelings of stress and anger. It also helps us feel better about our bodies. It can improve our sleep too.

“If it involves other people, like being part of a team, a class or group we see regularly, that can also boost our mental health.

“Despite these benefits, so many of us struggle to move enough. We know there are many different reasons for this, so this Mental Health Awareness Week we want to help people to find moments for movement in their daily routines.”

Read more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 here.

Important contacts  

RABI helpline: call 0800 188 4444 or email to help@rabi.org.uk

YANA helpline: call 0300 323 0400 or email helpline@yanahelp.org 

FCN helpline: call 03000 111 999 

RSABI helpline: call 0808 1234 555 or email helpline@rsabi.org.uk

Forage Aid helpline: call 01926 620135 or email forageaid@addingtonfund.org.uk 

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