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The Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust was set up for rural people and their families as you respond to and recover from any adverse event. This can be a weather event like a drought or flood, or economic or environmental challenges which affect your livelihoods.

Where just a chat isn’t enough, we are connected to networks and services who can work with you to get back on your feet.

Our specially trained Trust facilitators are all local people who know first-hand the challenges rural life brings. Call us and we will come to you for a private and free one-on-one chat.

The Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust is a charitable trust that covers Western Bay of Plenty, Tauranga City, Whakatane, Opotiki, Kawerau and Rotorua.

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The Top Six Inches - breaking the mental unwellness stigma by starting a conversation

Monday, March 1, 2021

Author: Marcia

Artist Paul Rangiwahia grew up in the rural town of Hawera and is no stranger to farming stressors. His previous art is displayed outside New Plymouth's Puke Ariki Library and was his first foray into how art could support positive conversations about mental wellbeing. Paul was aware of the pressure farmers faced, not only with new legislation but also with general on-farm stress. To combat the silence and stigma related to mental unwellness he created the artwork called "The Top Six Inches" using the analogy for not only where the majority of the plant roots sit in the soil but also the top six inches of the brain where resilience is developed by farmers who take care of their wellbeing. 

 

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BOP Rural Connect - Issue #17 - 2 April 2021

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Author: JodieCraig
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GoodYarn Workshop coming to Galatea

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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BOP Rural Connect - Issue #16

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Author: JodieCraig

What a year it has already been! With changes in Covid-19 alert levels and what mother nature has thrown our way it is a timely reminder to keep track of our mind health. In this months rural newsletter the Rural Connect you will find good resources for self-help tools and apps.

 

Are you a tenant or landlord? Do you have livestock or excess food to help out community organisations? See this and more in the Rural Connect.  

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