Who run the World… Farmers!

We have been talking all this Mind Your Head week about the importance of looking after your mental health and how it should be given equal airtime to physical health however, taking the first steps to improve your mental wellbeing can seem daunting, especially in an industry like farming when time pressures and rural isolation

#MindYourHead Top Tips – Feed Your Mind

Did you know that fewer than one in five British farmers eats a healthy diet despite producing some of the best food in the world, according to a survey carried out by Farmers Weekly What we eat doesn’t just affect our physical health: it can also affect our mental health too. But making sweeping changes

#MindYourHead Top Tips – Stay Active

You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it can also boost your mood, improve your sleep, and help you deal with depression, anxiety, stress, and more? So why aren’t more of us using this to boost our mental wellbeing? In a survey by Farmers Weekly, 55% of farmers

You’re Fit …And Don’t You Know It

We all know that farming is the definition of hands-on and staying active is often part of the job. However, making time to enjoy real planned exercise, such as running, cycling, weightlifting or fitness can be a great way of staying positive. Exercise helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently and releases chemicals that can

Hugo Channels A Charitable Ambition for Mental Health

Crossing the 21 miles between the UK and France by just slashing your arms and legs in open water is no mean feat. As a crow flies, it works out at 1,352 lengths of a 25m swimming pool – but, of course, then you have the icy cold waters to deal with. But, for one

Terry’s Story

Suicide is a topic that needs to be approached with caution and sensitivity but one that often garners alarming headlines. Discussed less often, are the number of attempts at suicide every year – 1 in 5 people have thought about suicide at some time in their life. Nevertheless, we often struggle to bring up suicidal

Get Appy

Since the beginning of the pandemic, and as we all have begun to adapt to our new reality, it has become clear how important it is to stay connected, digitally or otherwise. While this global lockdown brought a lot of uncertainty to many of us and has affected our mental wellbeing, some working in the

The R;pple Effect…

Over the past few years, many have debated whether the stresses of agriculture and the pandemic would result in an increase in suicide rates. Although those concerns, fortunately, do not seem to have come to fruition overall, these stressors are pushing the need for good mental health care and suicide prevention strategies to the forefront.

Boots and Heels– The Farming Podcast stepping out of the box.

With four and a half million podcasts registered around the world at the end of 2021, you could say that podcasts are booming right now. According to OFCOM’s podcast survey in April 2021, 50% of adults in the UK have listened to a podcast and 25% of adults in the UK do so at least

Behind the Scenes… #ASKTWICE

  As many of you know, our yellow wellies ambassadors are an invaluable source of support to the charity. Some have been with us from the start and others we have met through the course of our activities and these relationships can last months or, in some circumstances, years. We become friends and this is