Initiative to address farmers' mental health

Author
Laura Dooney,
Publish Date
Wed, 3 Jun 2015, 12:30PM
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Photo: stock.xchng

Initiative to address farmers' mental health

Author
Laura Dooney,
Publish Date
Wed, 3 Jun 2015, 12:30PM

A new initiative has been launched to help farmers take care of their mental health.

Farmstrong is designed to promote physical and mental wellbeing for farmers across the country.

The joint initiative between rural insurer FMG and the Mental Health Foundation is designed to shift the focus of mental health from depression - to wellbeing.

It comes as a research shows farmers want more information on how to look after themselves.

Farmstrong will give farmers access to advice on managing fatigue, building mental and physical resilience, and taking time off the farm.