Find wellbeing support in your area

A sunset behind some trees

Knowing where to find help and support and having someone to talk to is the first step in dealing with stress and other issues. Our health and safety team have put together a list of available organisations that can support you, both nationally and locally.

For many farming is an incredibly rewarding profession but it can also be incredibly challenging at times. Anyone can reach a point when pressures become too much and if that happens it is important to reach out for help.

Industry pressures

Stress and depression are common illnesses in the UK. People working in farming dealing with financial pressures, irregular weather patterns, and market and price volatility are as susceptible to stress as anyone else.

Common symptoms include low mood, anxiety and changes in appetite or sleep patterns. Often the first step in dealing with issues is to talk with somebody.

Find local help in your area or find out about help from national organisations.

(Call costs may vary.)

CheshireCornwallCumbriaDerbyshireDevonDorsetDurhamGloucestershireHerefordshireIsle of WightLancashireLincolnshireNorfolkShropshireSomersetSuffolkStaffordshireWarwickshireWiltshireYorkshireCymruNational organisations

Local help in your area


Wellbeing support

Cheshire Ag Chaplaincy

Available 24/7


General advise and wellbeing support


Wellbeing support & advise, and pop-up venues

Farming Health Hub


Wellbeing support

Cumbria Ag Chaplaincy
Farmer Network


Wellbeing/Pastoral support

Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy/Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD)

Wellbeing support, crisis prevention

Farming Life Centre


Hill Farmers support and advise

Dartmoor Hill Farm Project

Business support for hill farmers

Exmoor Hill farming Network


Wellbeing support

Sherborne Deanery Rural Chaplaincy


Business and wellbeing support

UTASS (Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services)


General/wellbeing support

Gloucestershire Farming Friends


Information & support network

Herefordshire Rural Hub

Mental Wellbeing support

We Are farming Minds

Pastoral Support

Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy

Isle of Wight

Mental Wellbeing support

Wight Rural Hub


Health & Wellbeing drop-in clinics

Lancashire Field Nurse


Wellbeing support

Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN)

8am– 8pm 365 days a year


Mental Wellbeing support

You Are Not Alone (YANA)


Wellbeing support

Shropshire Rural Support

Pastoral Support

Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy

07958 591646 or 07531 676832


Pop-up living room talking hubs


Raising awareness

Somerset Mental Health in Agriculture (SMHAG)

Business support for hill farmers

Exmoor Hill farming Network


Pastoral Community Support


Mental Wellbeing support

You Are Not Alone (YANA)


Wellbeing support, crisis prevention

Farming Life Centre


Free membership, organising health & welfare events

Warwickshire Rural Hub


Wellbeing support

Sherborne Deanery Rural Chaplaincy


Health & Wellbeing support network

Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Wellbeing support

Farmer Network


Mental Wellbeing support

DPJ Foundation

Available 24/7

Wellbeing support
Tir Dewi


General support and advise

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI)

Wellbeing support

Farming Help (FCN, Addington Fund, Forage Aid)

7am-11pm 365 days a year

The Man Down Project

Disaster Relief – Housing

Addington Fund

Disaster Relief – livestock support

Forage Aid

Wellbeing support

Gay Farmer Helpline

General support

Agricultural Chaplains Association

Rural community network

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)

Physical and mental wellbeing support 16-40 years

Farm Safety Foundation

General support and advise for gamekeepers

Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

Horticulture wellbeing support

Wellbeing in agriculture
Just Talk Agri
The Devonshire Shepherdess


Ask us a question about this page

Once you have submitted your query someone from NFU CallFirst will contact you. If needed, your query will then be passed to the appropriate NFU policy team.

You have 0 characters remaining.

By completing the form with your details on this page, you are agreeing to have this information sent to the NFU for the purposes of contacting you regarding your enquiry. Please take time to read the NFU’s Privacy Policy if you require further information.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.