Mental Health

HSENI launches website to help farmers deal with stress

HSENI launches website to help farmers deal with stress

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) has today (Tuesday, February 22) launched ‘farminmind.co.uk’, an interactive website with the...

February 22, 2022

Welsh gov urged to consider mental health impact of bTB proposals

Welsh gov urged to consider mental health impact of bTB proposals

The Welsh government has been urged to consider the mental health impact of the refreshed bovine tuberculosis (bTB) eradication programme...

February 21, 2022

Confidential helpline set up to support pig industry

Confidential helpline set up to support pig industry

A confidential, 24-hour helpline has been set up by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) to support workers affected by...

October 18, 2021

NSA praises rural charity for highlighting sector’s mental health challenges

NSA praises rural charity for highlighting sector’s mental health challenges

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is paying high regard to Rural Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and its work on the...

October 17, 2021

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which...

October 14, 2021

Agricultural bodies join forces to form NI Rural Health Forum

Agricultural bodies join forces to form NI Rural Health Forum

Agricultural stakeholders in Northern Ireland have joined forces to establish a NI Rural Health Forum to lobby on health issues...

April 14, 2021

Farming Help Awareness Week aims to provide support to the farming community

Farming Help Awareness Week aims to provide support to the farming community

The Addington Fund, FCN, Forage Aid, RABI and RSABI are five agricultural charities that provide support and are operating nationally...

February 21, 2021

‘Mental health awareness more important than ever’ – NFU

‘Mental health awareness more important than ever’ – NFU

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is joining the Farm Safety Foundation’s #MindYourHead campaign to raise awareness of mental health at...

February 20, 2021

New Zealand farmer urges farmers to put themselves first before their farm

New Zealand farmer urges farmers to put themselves first before their farm

A New Zealand dairy farmer who has spoken candidly about his battles with mental health urges farmers to put themselves...

February 12, 2021

Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant open for new applications

Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant open for new applications

The Mind Matters Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant, which has already funded three ground-breaking research projects, is now open...

February 2, 2021

‘Please don’t struggle alone’ – NFU Scotland on mental health

‘Please don’t struggle alone’ – NFU Scotland on mental health

Health and wellbeing are incredibly important, but with life being such a rush farmers and crofters often don’t stop and...

January 31, 2021

‘Coping with the Pressures of Farming’ workshops to return for second year

‘Coping with the Pressures of Farming’ workshops to return for second year

Rural mental health charity Rural Support has announced the return of its ‘Coping with the Pressures of Farming’ workshops for...

January 26, 2021

Fit and Well offers tips to improve your mental health

Fit and Well offers tips to improve your mental health

2020 has seen people faced with some of the toughest times for mental health in recent memory due to the...

December 26, 2020

FUW addresses mental health concerns with Minister Morgan

FUW addresses mental health concerns with Minister Morgan

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has highlighted an array of issues facing the farming community, which if left unaddressed...

November 23, 2020

Largest ever survey into farmer well-being commissioned

Largest ever survey into farmer well-being commissioned

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is excited to announce the appointment of the University of Exeter to conduct a...

November 8, 2020

‘Many farmers are suffering in silence’ – FUW

‘Many farmers are suffering in silence’ – FUW

On the eve of World Mental Health day (Friday, October 9), the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) hosted a virtual...

October 29, 2020

Five nations are taking on the pandemic – 1 mile at a time

Five nations are taking on the pandemic – 1 mile at a time

Five nations have teamed up to inspire rural communities to take to the countryside to help improve their mental health....

October 17, 2020

FUW to host virtual All Wales Mental Health Conference

FUW to host virtual All Wales Mental Health Conference

Poor mental health and suicide in rural and farming communities is sadly an increasing problem and one that the Farmers’...

September 23, 2020