Safer Farms recently held an online hui to support and enable farmers to make good calls when it comes to on-farm safety for our children. The recording is now available to view below.
September 2023 - Up Our Game Workshop was on having good safety conversations.
A key insight from this session was that health and safety is the outcome of great work.
As panelist and farmer, Becs Dondertman, said “if we plan well and execute well, we have a safe work environment.”
Belinda shares her peronsal struggles with mental wellbeing, giving back via the Rural Support Trust, juggling the farm, kids, school holidays and finsihing off her 2021 Fonterra Dairy Women of the Year scholarship.
Rural Support Trust (RST) and New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their collaborative efforts in supporting and empowering rural communities across New Zealand.
The dairy industry has been under immense pressure over the last 18 months and has faced challenges on many fronts including compliance and increased costs such as feed, fertilizer and fuel. The announcement of a drop in this season’s forecast payout could be the biggest challenge that farmers face over the next period of time.
Listen to their catch up with Mike Green who explains what the RST does in your community
Ease up and take one step at a time' is one piece of advice to farmers and growers suffering after calamitous weather this year.
People struggling with their mental health often try to work harder, hoping that will relieve the pressure, says Rural Support Taranaki chair...
Rural Support Trusts around the country are having to significantly increase their staff to deal with growing stress in rural areas in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle and other adverse weather events.
Farmers Weekly In Focus podcast with Bryan Gibson - 20 minutes
Just like physical health, we all need to actively look after our mental health. Mental Health Awareness week (18-24 September) is run each year by the Mental Health Foundation.