Find wellbeing support in your area

First published: 06 January 2023

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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.)

CheshireCornwallCumbriaDerbyshireDevonDorsetDurhamGloucestershireHerefordshireLancashireLincolnshireNorfolkShropshireSomersetSuffolkStaffordshireWarwickshireWiltshireWorcestershireYorkshireCymruNational organisations

Local help in your area


Cheshire

Wellbeing support

Cheshire Ag Chaplaincy

Available 24/7


Cornwall

General advise and wellbeing support

FarmCornwall

Wellbeing support & advise, and pop-up venues

Farming Health Hub

Cumbria

Wellbeing support

Cumbria Ag Chaplaincy
Farmer Network

Derbyshire

Wellbeing/Pastoral support

Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy/Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD)

Wellbeing support, crisis prevention

Farming Life Centre

Devon

Hill Farmers support and advise

Dartmoor Hill Farm Project

Business support for hill farmers

Exmoor Hill farming Network

Dorset

Wellbeing support

Sherborne Deanery Rural Chaplaincy

Durham

Business and wellbeing support

UTASS (Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services)

Gloucestershire

General/wellbeing support

Gloucestershire Farming Friends

Herefordshire

Information & support network

Herefordshire Rural Hub

Mental Wellbeing support

We Are farming Minds

Pastoral Support

Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy

Lancashire

Health & Wellbeing drop-in clinics

Lancashire Field Nurse

Lincolnshire

Wellbeing support

Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN)

8am– 8pm 365 days a year


Norfolk

Mental Wellbeing support

You Are Not Alone (YANA)

Shropshire

Wellbeing support

Shropshire Rural Support

Pastoral Support

Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy

07958 591646 or 07531 676832


Somerset

Pop-up living room talking hubs

Farmerados

Raising awareness

Somerset Mental Health in Agriculture (SMHAG)

Business support for hill farmers

Exmoor Hill farming Network

Suffolk

Pastoral Community Support

Lightwave

Mental Wellbeing support

You Are Not Alone (YANA)

Staffordshire

Wellbeing support, crisis prevention

Farming Life Centre

Warwickshire

Free membership, organising health & welfare events

Warwickshire Rural Hub

Wiltshire

Wellbeing support

Sherborne Deanery Rural Chaplaincy

Worcestershire

Mental Wellbeing support

You Are Not Alone (YANA)

Yorkshire

Health & Wellbeing support network

Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Wellbeing support

Farmer Network

Cymru

Mental Wellbeing support

DPJ Foundation

Available 24/7

Wellbeing support
Tir Dewi

National

General support and advise

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (RABI)

Wellbeing support

Farming Help (FCN, Addington Fund, Forage Aid)

7am-11pm 365 days a year

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

Perennial
Wellbeing in agriculture
Just Talk Agri
The Devonshire Shepherdess

 

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