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:

Tractor racers raise funds for the Rural Support Trust

Tractor racers raise funds for the Rural Support Trust

Engines were revving and mud was flying as spectators sat on the banks of Fieldays 2022 watching competitors race against the clock, all in the name of the

February 3, 2023 0 Comments
Planning for Mental Incapacity - Dairy Women's Network & Hamertons Lawyers, LIVE Webinar

Planning for Mental Incapacity - Dairy Women's Network & Hamertons Lawyers, LIVE Webinar

Loss of mental capacity isn't just a gradual process limited to older people - it can happen to anyone at any time through illness or accident. Brought to you by Dairy Women's Networks...
2/21/2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 0 Comments
Current Flooding Situation in the upper North Island

Current Flooding Situation in the upper North Island

For help and assistance

January 30, 2023 0 Comments
Wanaka A&P Show

Wanaka A&P Show

The annual Wanaka A&P Show is one of the biggest shows in New Zealand. An absolutely iconic event in Central Otago.

3/10/2023 - 3/11/2023 0 Comments
Have you been to Surfing For Farmers?

Have you been to Surfing For Farmers?

This is Surfing For Farmers biggest fund raiser for the charity. By purchasing some merchandise, you are helping to ensure that this initiative continues to provide the break our farmers and...
January 29, 2023 0 Comments
Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

Invest in your Wellbeing Bank Account for 2023

This time of the year is a great time to think about how you could improve your investments into your 'Wellbeing Bank Account' for 2023.

January 13, 2023 0 Comments
Time Out Tour - Taupō, Waikato

Time Out Tour - Taupō, Waikato

Through captivating storytelling, Matt shares the good, the bad, and the questionable experiences he’s faced on his unpredictable journey to date, and the little things he’s learnt...
3/1/2023 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM 0 Comments
Rural Women NZ Triple F Challenge - Taupō

Rural Women NZ Triple F Challenge - Taupō

Rural Women NZ The Triple F Challenge 2022 Organising Committee has been hard at work and has prepared a fantastic programme of activities and experiences in and around Taupō. Triple F...
4/28/2023 9:00 AM - 4/30/2023 4:00 PM 0 Comments
Cyclying Waitaki - Calect Ride Strong

Cyclying Waitaki - Calect Ride Strong

Written by: Kirsten Stevenson In keeping with Farmstrong’s key messages about staying connected and keeping active, Cycling Waitaki has organised Ride Strong – a...
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Farmer Wellbeing Hub Launched in Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Farmer Wellbeing Hub Launched in Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Tell us about the hub. What’s the set-up? Basically, we’ve lined a big shed behind my house with ply and filled it with gym gear, weights and machines, so local farmers can get...
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Need Internet?

Need Internet?

The Remote Users Scheme allows eligible households and communities in the most remote areas - where broadband is not currently available and there is only access to voice calling and...
December 19, 2022 0 Comments
Agri Women's Development Trust Development 2023 Programme Guide

Agri Women's Development Trust Development 2023 Programme Guide

Check out what AWDT have avaiable for 2023.

December 19, 2022 0 Comments
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