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Agriculture

Support for farmers


Farming Community Network

A confidential, national helpline that is open every day from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm. Volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help.

Find out more on the Farming Community Network website or call 03000 111 999.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Offers financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages, including farmers, farmworkers and dependents.

Find out more on the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution website or call 0808 281 9490.

Farming Help

Helpline operated by the Farming Community Network giving farmers in need access to free, impartial and confidential support from four charities. Helpline open every day from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm.

Find out more on the Farming Help website or call 03000 111 999.

Further support

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Farming webinars

In these five online sessions run by the Trading Standards Farming Partnership, a wide range of speakers talk about how those in farming can support their own mental health, wellbeing and safety, as well as that of their family and friends in the rural community.

Part one

Speakers include:

  • Stephanie Berkeley, Farm Safety Foundation.
  • Richard Jeyes, National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs.
  • Stephen Dennis, Farming Community Network.
  • Kim Wright, Accessing Evidence Based Psychological Therapies (AccEPT) Clinic.

Part two

Speakers include:

  • Sallie McKay-Roper and Paul Nolan, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
  • Jenny Capp, a GP who talks about the menopause and offers mental health tips.
  • Suzy Deeley, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
  • Plus enjoy songs from Andrew Sheldon, The Somerset Crooner.

Part three

Speakers include:

  • Charli-Anne Barons, Kingsbridge Young Farmers.
  • Billy, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
  • Keith Ineson, Gay Farmer Helpline.
  • Ellie, Steps2Wellbeing.
  • Andy Jerrard, market chaplain.
  • Stephen Dennis, Farming Community Network.

Part four

Speakers include:

  • PC Kerry Whitting and PC Martin Beck, Rural Police Officers from Devon & Cornwall Police.
  • PC Pete Wills, Avon and Somerset Police.
  • Stephanie Berkeley, Farm Safety Foundation.
  • Donna Woolway, Specialist Problem Solver, Devon & Cornwall Police.

Part five

Speakers include:

  • Tim Dudgeon, Farmerados.
  • Kim Wright, Accessing Evidence Based Psychological Therapies (AccEPT) Clinic.
  • Nina Parnell, Westbank.
  • Holly Beckett, Focussed Farmer and the Addington Fund.
  • Nikki Mugford, Samaritans campaign Real People / Real Stories.

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