Rural life, and agriculture is driven by changing seasons that dictate on-farm tasks and operations and busy times can mean pressure on owners or employees.
An Environment Canterbury advisor who trained to be a Good Yarn facilitator is now better able to help a farmer who is stressed or mentally ill.
A recent survey has found that 70% of rural New Zealanders have felt more stress over the last five years.
Workshops being held across the country are equipping farmers and rural professionals with the tools to recognise and support those who are struggling.
The Herlihy family’s 24-hour charity Shearathon, raising money for mental health and suicide prevention in the shearing industry, could become an annual fixture following the success of the recent North Canterbury event.
A new Deakin study proves simple dietary changes can be used as a possible treatment for depression.
Award-winning mental health scheme GoodYarn is writing a new chapter as it grows around the country.