Matt’s Story

When we launched Mind Your Head last year, we found it a real challenge to find farmers who were willing to share their very personal experience of dealing with mental health issues. Over the past 12 months we have been encouraged by so many people who strongly believe that talking about mental wellbeing in farming

What Emma did Next…

Many of you familiar with our campaign will also be familiar with the inspirational Emma Picton-Jones who very generously shared her touching story of dealing with mental health in farming last year. After a whirlwind year that saw her accept a Pride of Britain Award for the work she has been doing (above pictured with

FCN – a helping hand

Regional farmers are renowned for being independent and self-reliant. This mentality has been one of the industry’s greatest strengths, but paradoxically, may also be its biggest weakness. Today we speak to Richard Betton, the Farming Community Network (FCN) Northern Regional Director who tells us a story that many of you will relate to and discover

Jennifer’s Story…

This Mind Your Head week we are raising awareness of mental health issues in the agricultural industry so it makes sense that, in an industry where 28% of all workers are female, that this issue should affect women in farming too. We know that mental health is often not given the care or attention it

We can’t stress it enough – Farmers need to take it seriously

Mental health problems can make everyday life difficult, just as physical problems can, and yet not enough people in the industry with mental health problems or mental illness are getting the help and support they need. In this blog, Rick Brunt, Head of Agriculture, Health & Safety Executive emphasises the need to address work related

Jonathan’s Story…

Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in three young adults experienced mental health problems last year – yet still, it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully or responsibly. Stigma and discrimination are the two biggest obstacles to public discussions about mental health in all walks of

Hey Jude…

When we thought about who was writing today’s blog for Mind Your Head, and the theme of his recently published Nuffield Report, the lyrics of this Beatles tune have never rung so true… And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders… Please welcome Jude McCann, Chief Executive

Mutual support can tackle rural isolation

As many of you will know, the Farm Safety Foundation is funded by leading rural insurer NFU Mutual. We asked NFU Mutual’s Rural Affairs Specialist Tim Price for his thoughts on why looking after your mental health has become such a hot topic in the industry and why NFU Mutual is proud to support the

A Quiet Night Inn

For our new campaign video, we enlisted the expertise of Luc Edwards, Lewis Lintern and the very talented team at TVC Group to create “A Quiet Night Inn”, a special film for social media to support our drive to raise awareness of the issue of mental health in the industry and tackle the stigma around