On any normal day, we know that living and working rurally can be a challenge.
We also know that sometimes things can get a bit too much. If this is how you are feeling, or you are concerned for a family member or friend, call (0800 787254) for a free, confidential chat.
To get help from the Top of the South Rural Support Trust call one of our coordinators. If you or someone you know in the rural community need help contact:
Marlborough: Chris Faulls
Phone: 03 574 2806
Mobile: (027) 274 2802
Nelson: Barbara Stuart
Phone: (021) 872 242
Freephone: 0800 787 254
Alternatively, you may email either of us direct, or complete our Trust contact form.
If more than a cup of tea and a yarn is needed, we can connect with the professionals who can provide further support, including farming or business advice, financial information, health, mental health and counselling services.
The trust covers all aspects of rural agribusiness; dry stock, dairy, cropping, horticulture, forestry, poultry, 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 is right here alongside you, working with Civil Defence, government and emergency services on behalf of our rural communities.
We can talk over the phone or come to you for a free and confidential chat, anytime, anywhere.
Call us now on 0800 RURAL HELP