Ryan’s Story

Your eyes are one of the most important organs of the body. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the most delicate and susceptible to injury. Let’s face it, they’re a wee bit squishy. Safety glasses and goggles go a long way in protecting our eyes from excessive light stimulation, UV rays, and foreign objects. Doing activities

Holding Out For A Hero…

As we reflect on 10 years of Farm Safety Week, we can all acknowledge that we have had 10 years of shocking headlines, 10 years of life-changing and life-ending injuries and 10 years of heartbreak for farming families across the UK and Ireland, but there is another side to it… Behind the scenes, there is

More Than Lip Service

Comment by Alma Jordan – Founder AgriKids In 2014 news of the deaths of two young children on their family farms was to have profound impact on me. The deaths were in days of each other, I was heartbroken for the families and hoped that they had a strong network of friends and community around to support

How R.A.B.I. can help…

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) is farming’s oldest and largest charity, a key supporter of Mind Your Head, last year around 13% of R.A.B.I’s new referrals cited ‘mental health issues’ as a contributing factor to their problems. Although the charity does not offer professional counselling services, it can provide important financial assistance to people

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

A New Year’s Resolution…

There’s just something about the first few days of January that makes us take stock and want to change things for the better and at Yellow Wellies HQ we are no different… Over the past month, we have worked with real farmers facing real challenges in their industry and have asked them to bring forward

Farm Safety Week 2017

Coming Soon – Farm Safety Week 24-28 July 2017

According to the latest figures released by HSE this week, of the 137 work-related fatalities in the UK during 2016/17, 27 were on farms, the same number of workers as the previous year! This is sobering news as, once again, our industry came out worst when considering the number of deaths per 100,000 workers employed,

Farm Safety Foundation Christmas tweet

#12DaysOfChristmas – our seasonal farm safety campaign

As we approach the end of another year and the start of the festive season, it is important to reflect on everything that we have achieved this year and the challenges that still face us as we continue to raise awareness of farm safety among the farmers of the future. In 2016: We trained over

Farm Safety Foundation charity cheque

Chloe’s Marathon Efforts

      There are very few of us in the farming community who haven’t been affected to some extent by a farming injury – Chloe McIlwaine   Twenty year old Chloe McIlwaine, Gleno Valley presents Stephanie Berkeley of Farm Safety Foundation with a cheque for £1,600, after Chloe and the relay team from Gleno

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Supporting the Farmers of Tomorrow…

The work that the NFYFC have done to enhance the skill sets of young people in the agricultural industries is impressive and their commitment to farm safety is commendable We are delighted to announce the first of four brand new partnerships for the Farm Safety Foundation – with the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). NFYFC, which