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:

Resilience Strategies for Coping .

Resilience Strategies for Coping .

Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping

June 18, 2022 0 Comments
Starting the conversation...

Starting the conversation...

To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness, Taranaki born and bred artist Paul Rangiwahia created "The Top Six Inches" using the analogy for not...
June 18, 2022 0 Comments
Time Out Tour - Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup talks to Matt Chisholm

Time Out Tour - Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup talks to Matt Chisholm

Andy Thompson from The Rural Roundup caught up with Matt Chisholm over the weekend about our Time Out Tour starting this week in Southland.
June 13, 2022 0 Comments
Men's Muster Fiordland 25-27 August 2022, Te Anau

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

8/25/2022 - 8/27/2022 0 Comments
DairyNZ - Talking Dairy Podcast Series - Episode 36  "Rural Women are Struggling too"

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.
May 23, 2022 0 Comments
Moving Day Top 8 Tips

Moving Day Top 8 Tips

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.

May 21, 2022 0 Comments
Arable Awards - Save the date | 4th August 2022

Arable Awards - Save the date | 4th August 2022

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

8/4/2022 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM 0 Comments
Dairy Industry - Encouraging Kiwi's to have a change of career

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

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.

May 15, 2022 0 Comments
Rural Police Lookout -Waimakariri and Hurunui-North Canterbury

Rural Police Lookout -Waimakariri and Hurunui-North Canterbury

May 10, 2022 0 Comments
Feeling the pinch whilst isolating?

Feeling the pinch whilst isolating?

If you and your family are having to isolate on farm and are finding it challenging please reach out. 

March 29, 2022 0 Comments
No rain, but a perfect Storm

No rain, but a perfect Storm

Southland farmers are reeling from the combined impacts of COVID-19 and a long dry period

March 26, 2022 0 Comments
Farm Strong - Online chat with Sam Whitelock – Surfing for Farmers

Farm Strong - Online chat with Sam Whitelock – Surfing for Farmers

Online Chat with Sam Whitelock - SFF

March 26, 2022 0 Comments