Health and wellbeing support for farmers and rural workers

Health & Wellbeing

Our primary goal is to support rural people heal and recover; returning to farming and family sooner rather than later

Mental health was seen by those experiencing mental illness as placing a burden on family and friends. Most still don’t reach out due to shame or the fear of being treated unfairly - yet half of the NZ population experiences mental illness at some time in their lives.  

Rural Support Trust Facilitators are trained to recognise signs of dis-Stress and/or Stress and triage rural people with anxiety and/or depression in a caring, confidential and compassionate manner.

Our other goal is to support development of Individual and Community resilience with education.

Free community training is delivered through a Good Yarn Mental Health workshop so get in touch with your local Trust.  

Read on for more information to support your road to recovery, or phone Coordinator on 0800 824 757.


Check out some useful articles about health and wellbeing:

Men's Muster Fiordland 25-27 August 2022, Te Anau

Needing time out for yourself, you and your mates or for your team? Then check this out......

8/25/2022 - 8/27/2022
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DairyNZ - Talking Dairy Podcast Series - Episode 36 "Rural Women are Struggling too"

Listen to Southland Dairy Farmer and the woman behind the Thriving Farming Women Group, Loshni Manikam.

23 May 2022
Listen to Southland Dairy Farmer and the woman behind the Thriving Farming Women Group, Loshni Manikam.
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Moving Day Top 8 Tips

Check out our series of tips to help you move from one farm to the next safely and hopefully with less stress!

21 May 2022

The build up to moving day and the day itself is a massive event on the farming calendar.    Local farmers have shared some of their tips that maybe helpful.

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Arable Awards - Save the date | 4th August 2022

8/4/2022 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Arable Awards - Save the date | 4th August 2022 | christchurch

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Dairy Industry - Encouraging Kiwi's to have a change of career

Seven Sharp catch up with DairyNZ CEO Tim Mackle and why people should look at dairying as an option this season

15 May 2022

The New Zealand Dairy industry is desperate for more workers this season.

Tim Mackle from DairyNZ spoke to Seven Sharp about why you should go dairying.

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