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Meet Holly

You may already know Holly Atkinson by a different name. Her Instagram account, @cups.on.cows has amassed a strong following and, as an advocate of both farm safety and mental wellbeing, we are delighted to have Holly on board as a 10th Anniversary Champion. Coming from a non-farming background Holly had an interesting journey into the

Meet Ryan

If you have undertaken our ‘Introduction to Farm Safety’ session recently, you will need no introduction to Ryan Taggart… A long-standing ambassador, Ryan wanted to become a 10th Anniversary Champion to help spread awareness across the industry of how easily something can go wrong. “If I can let people hear my story, what’s happened, how

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Meet Victoria

Our first 10th Anniversary Champion, Victoria Taylor, knows first-hand how your life can be turned upside down in an instant. A farm manager in Scotland, Victoria farms 55 beef cattle and 120 sheep, alongside husband Ben, and their three daughters. “I wanted to become a 10th Anniversary Champion for several reasons,” she explained. “I’ve found

TO LEARN MORE

Creating awareness and understanding of the issue of poor mental health is important but it is also important to know who to turn to if you – or someone you know – is struggling with their mental health. We are lucky to have a wide range of charities and farm & rural support groups working

Caring Ceredigion

As a dynamic and accessible organisation that has been supporting young farmers in rural areas of Ceredigion for over 82 years, Ceredigion YFC has a proud heritage of growing the next generation of successful farmers who are confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. With 95% of young farmers in the UK agreeing that poor

What can you do for yourself… Have a Ball… literally

Giving is something that can positively affect your mental wellbeing – think about that warm and fuzzy feeling you get from helping other people, that boost of self-esteem and the joy of bringing people together.   One person who knows all about this is 33 year old Caitlin Riddell… Caitlin, from Berwickshire in the Scottish

On The Right Track

Today, we are focusing on what you can do for yourself. As an industry we need to remember that there is no shame, no stigma but there is and should be more support for those struggling with their mental health.  Shame is very real for some farmers – many struggle to admit when they’re in

Take a break … a big farming tea break

After what can only be described as a rollercoaster of a year where they travelled the length of GB in a tractor making a pit stop at the Houses of Parliament, receiving prime minister Rishi Sunak’s Points of Light award and being crowned Farmers Weekly 2023 farming champions, Lynda and Andy Eadon are at it

On the road again…

The road to recovery is different for everyone. What works for one may not work for another, but for some, it is important to turn a negative situation into a positive, and proactively focusing on a new project can bring a multitude of benefits.   Today’s theme is what individuals can do to help themselves,

Thrive and conquer

When you’re struggling with your own mental health, taking that first step can be the hardest of all. Today’s theme is what is the industry doing about the issue of poor mental health and we caught up with Chris McVey, Welfare Manager, RSABI to learn more about the resource RSABI have made available with ‘Thrive