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:

SURFING FOR FARMERS NOW IN MARLBOROUGH

Come along and have some fun

22 Nov 2021

Marlborough is lucky enough to have just been added to the Surfing for Farmers areas. 

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Surfing for Farmers - North Canterbury

08 Nov 2021

Started by farmers, for farmers

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Surfing for Farmers - Southland

Started by farmers, for farmers

04 Nov 2021

Surfing for Farmers is about bringing farmers together, off-farm and into the surf to enchace wellbeing. There are 22 locations around New Zealand this Summer.

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Preparing for COVID-19 On-Farm

Checklist for Farmers

04 Nov 2021

It’s only a matter of time before a positive case of COVID-19 turns up on-farm. Is your business prepared if one does?

Photo credit: NZ Farm Life Media

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Essential Freshwater Social Impact Report

Report by Rachael Inch and peer reviewed by Doctor Heather Collins

02 Nov 2021
Over the past 18 months the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust has seen and felt the anxiety, nervousness and the fear of the unknown increase within our community as new polices from the...
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