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:

Time Out Tour - Clinton, South Otago

Time Out Tour - Clinton, South Otago

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), are excited to bring...
11/3/2022 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM 0 Comments
Time Out of Tour - Carterton, Wairarapa

Time Out of Tour - Carterton, Wairarapa

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), are excited to bring...
11/16/2022 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM 0 Comments
Tools for coping with farm stress - Podcast with guest Taranaki Dairy Farmer Kane Brisco

Tools for coping with farm stress - Podcast with guest Taranaki Dairy Farmer Kane Brisco

Taranaki dairy farmer Kane Brisco nearly walked away from farming, worn down by the constant physical and mental strains of the job. But at his lowest, he started figuring out practical ways to...
September 30, 2022 0 Comments
Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)

9/26/2022 - 10/2/2022 0 Comments
National Agriculture Fieldays - Mystery Creek, Waikato

National Agriculture Fieldays - Mystery Creek, Waikato

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event and the ultimate launch platform for cutting edge technology and innovation. Whether you are from in town or out in the country, a...
11/30/2022 - 12/3/2022 0 Comments
Shear 4 A Cause - New Zealand's biggest Shear-A-Thon. Moa Flat, Central Otago

Shear 4 A Cause - New Zealand's biggest Shear-A-Thon. Moa Flat, Central Otago

24-hour Shear-a-thon
Waitangi Weekend February 2023
Wohelo Station, Moa Flat, South Island

2/6/2023 0 Comments
Turia Pitt - "Surviving Against Overwhelming Odds" DWN Webinar Online Event

Turia Pitt - "Surviving Against Overwhelming Odds" DWN Webinar Online Event

Dairy Women's Network are excited to be hosting a webinar with one of Australia's most admired and widely recognised motivational speakers! Surviving burns to 65% of her body during...
10/19/2022 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 0 Comments
Time Out Tour - Hāwera, Taranaki

Time Out Tour - Hāwera, Taranaki

The Rural Support Trust, in proud partnership with ANZ, Bayleys, BDO, Datamars Livestock, Fonterra, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI),...
11/10/2022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 0 Comments
Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

Fonterra and Rural Support Trust join forces to improve wellbeing support for rural families

Fonterra and the Rural Support Trust announced a three year partnership to improve access to wellbeing and resilience services for farming families who are doing it tough. The first priority...
September 13, 2022 0 Comments
Monkeypox

Monkeypox

A few cases of Monkeypox have been detected in Aotearoa and a larger outbreak is occurring in Australia.

August 24, 2022 0 Comments
First Mate New Zealand

First Mate New Zealand

First Mate - Supporting our Seafood Whānau 

August 24, 2022 0 Comments
Get into iron-rich foods to boost your energy levels!

Get into iron-rich foods to boost your energy levels!

Feeling tired, sluggish or low on energy? You might be lacking in iron.

NZ Pork have some suggestions how to deal with it.

August 24, 2022 0 Comments