Call your local trust:
0800 787 254
This can include personal mental well-being, family relationships, farming difficulties, employment relationships, animal welfare concerns, financial difficulties and adverse climatic events and biosecurity incursions.
The Trust is there to help farming families and their community to recover from these challenges and build personal resilience.
The Trust is well connected to rural networks, rural professionals, health providers, Emergency Management ( Civil Defence) and local and Central Government agencies, the Trust provides a free confidential service and works with you to achieve positive outcomes for you, your family and your farming business.
For free and confidential help, contact us today on 0800 787 254 or complete the contact form on this page.
If calling from a landline you will be automatically connected to the duty coordinator,
if calling from a mobile please select option 2, then option 3 for Manawatu-Rangitikei
Health & Wellbeing
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has $51 million to help farmers and growers, including whenua Māori owners, to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle. This funding is intended to assist farmers and growers in getting back to productivity as quickly as possible.
Ballance will work with the Rural Support Trust, a national organisation run by a team of 350 people – rural people supporting rural people. The Trust has the reach and services to help with the recovery journey, walking alongside people in need providing mental health and practical support as they go through the clean-up and rebuilding phases.
IRD is telling cyclone-impacted farmers to focus on the clean-up, not tax deadlines.
“You do not need to call us right now,” Rata Kamau, of IRD’s Small and Medium Enterprises section said.
The Government is providing $25 million for recovery grants to help undertake urgent work, including fencing, and clearing silt to save fruit trees and vines. Applications open tomorrow.
View all local news
Farming through 2020 - advice and contacts
5 Grief States - speakings and feelings to help identify the stage of grief you are experiencing.
5 ways to Wellbeing -
7 tips for a good nights sleep
A Guide to Coping with Death and Grief
Anger within Depression and Practise of Self Compassion
Anxiety - symptoms and causes
0800 4 324 7969
Beef + Lamb NZ
0800 733 466
0508 467 869
NZ Young Farmers
03 344 2473
0800 327 646
Dairy Womens Network
0800 396 748
0800 482 463
0800 543 354 or 09 522 2999 or Free text 4357 (HELP)
0800 376 633
0800 726 666
Alcohol Drug Helpline
0800 787 797
0800 654 655
Rural Women New Zealand
0800 256 467
Rural Employee Scheme
0800 694 121
We are a voluntary Charitable Trust and would welcome your donation to help us continue
supporting our Rural Families.