Health and wellbeing support for farmers and rural workers

Health & Wellbeing

Our primary goal is to support rural people heal and recover; returning to farming and family sooner rather than later

Mental health was seen by those experiencing mental illness as placing a burden on family and friends. Most still don’t reach out due to shame or the fear of being treated unfairly - yet half of the NZ population experiences mental illness at some time in their lives.  

Rural Support Trust Facilitators are trained to recognise signs of dis-Stress and/or Stress and triage rural people with anxiety and/or depression in a caring, confidential and compassionate manner.

Our other goal is to support development of Individual and Community resilience with education.

Free community training is delivered through a Good Yarn Mental Health workshop so get in touch with your local Trust.  

Read on for more information to support your road to recovery, or phone Coordinator on 0800 824 757.


Check out some useful articles about health and wellbeing:

Resilience Strategies for Coping .

A practical guide from 2 NZ Doctors for all stressors - not just Coronavirus

25 Aug 2021

Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping

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Wellbeing Apps

Great apps to help you heal.

04 Aug 2021

With Covid 19 among our shores, Minsitry of Health have launched these apps to support your anxiety, lack of sleep and other stress outcomes. Heal yourself by healing your condition.

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Stress/Burn Out from Farmstrong

16 Sep 2021

Understanding more about stress and burnout: Q & As

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How to manage and support your team on farm during COVID19

What if someone on-farm gets or is exposed to COVID19? Do you have a plan for on your farm?

03 Sep 2021
DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ have both created resources on their websites on how to deal with supporting your farm team if you get a case of COVID19. Photo credit: NZ Farm Life Media
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Ladies Lunch

10/4/2021 1:00 PM - 11/22/2021 3:30 PM

North Canterbury Rural Support Trust and Rural Women NZ are hosting a Rural ladies lunch to show our appreciation in the following areas. Kaikoura,Hurunui, Selwyn,Waimakariri, Banks Peninsula

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