Top of the South Rural Support Trust
On any normal day, we know that living and working rurally can be a challenge. We, at the Top of the South Rural Support Trust, aim to give coordinated and personal support to rural people in the Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough regions.
The Top of the South Rural SupportTrust is part of a nationwide network, working with rural individuals and their families, aiming to help solve problems relating to adverse events, financial pressures, animal welfare, or personal challenges including physical and mental health. The Trust covers all aspects of rural agribusiness; dry stock, dairy, cropping, horticulture, forestry, poultry,viticulture and rural contracting. We support all rural people - owners, managers, staff, and contractors.
In a natural disaster, such as a storm or flood, your local Rural Support Trust will be there alongside their rural communities, working with Civil Defence, government and emergency services. Our Trust is also well connected with other rural networks- rural professionals, health providers, local and central Government agencies - making the Trust well placed to support rural communities.
If more than a cup of tea and a yarn is needed, we can connect with the professionals who can provide further support. We can talk over the phone or come to you for a free and confidential chat, anytime, anywhere. The Trust’s 0800 help line is overseen by experienced co-ordinators who will help choose the right person to assist in resolving the challenge at hand. The Trust facilitators are located throughout the region - they are rural people with local knowledge and experience who will listen and work beside you to achieve positive outcomes for you, your property and family.
Contact us today on 0800 787 254, or complete the contact form on this page to email us in confidence.