The world as we knew it a few weeks ago – remember handshakes? – is now upside down.
Fear of the virus leaves us conscious of every sniffle and cough.
We are also facing economic stress and bracing ourselves for weeks or months of no contact with friends and family or maybe, having too much contact with them!
Being locked in all day and night, and not being able to do everyday activities, is a big change to our lifestyles and could potentially have an effect on your mental health.
These are extraordinary times and we are ALL in this together.
More than ever, it is important to be aware of the world around you, even if that world extends to four walls and few people!
One of the key ways to do this is to ensure everyone can talk about mental health but it is also essential to know how to provide support. This might include knowing how to spot the warning signs and being confident to signpost your family, friends and coworkers to the support available.
Raise awareness of farm safety among young farmers and young people moving in to agriculture (Aged16-40).
Challenge and change attitudes towards risk taking in young farmers.
Reduce the number of life changing and life ending injuries among young farmers.
Measure the impact of the Foundation on the volume, and associated cost, of death and injury claims over a five year period.