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

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

The Nightmare before Christmas…

Andy Williams sang ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ and while, for many of us, Christmas is a time of fun and celebration, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety. Watching everybody rush about planning for the ‘perfect Christmas’ can intensify feelings of loneliness, increase financial worries and put pressure

National Stress Awareness Day 2018

According to mental health charity MIND, being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health issues or make existing problems worse. Today marks National Stress Awareness Day and the day offers an opportunity to take a moment and focus again on our wellbeing and think

How Mindfulness Can Help Farmers

In the last of today’s blog, John Earls, Mindfulness Therapist, shines a light on the whole concept of Mindfulness, what it actually is and how it can be practiced in the context of farm safety… Farming can be a stressful and isolating profession that demands long hours of work. Because of this, those working in

Prevention Is Better Than Cure – Desiderius Erasmus

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this theme, today’s guest blog comes from the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what the MHF do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems. Making

Raising Their Voice For Mental Wellbeing

On Day Four of Farm Safety Week, the focus is on mental health and wellbeing and we are absolutely delighted to introduce you to a very special group of people from Scotland with a strong voice in the industry… It’s the success story that wasn’t planned. Five years after their ‘one-off’ performance at the SAYFC’s