Mental health in agriculture – where next?


Mental health is something we all possess. When it is good, we have a sense of purpose and direction and feel that we can cope with whatever life (and work) throws at us. However, we all have tough times too, when we feel low, stressed or frightened. Usually, those feelings pass, but sometimes they develop into more complex, long-term mental health conditions.

In the agriculture sector, poor mental health is one of the biggest threats to the industry and the Coronavirus pandemic has certainly tested and provided more challenges than ever before. Raising awareness of potential mental health issues is part of fostering an inclusive workplace, where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work.

Join us for this timely webinar to discuss how we can raise awareness of mental health for those working in and with the agriculture and horticulture sectors. We have guest speakers including Aarun Naik who will speak about his Nuffield research on achieving cultural and behavioural change. We will also hear from farmer Will Evans who will share his personal experience of how he overcame his fears of opening up and talking about his own struggles and the importance of viewing your mental health in the same light as your physical health.

The webinar will cover:

  • Charities and support for mental wellbeing in farming
  • A farmer’s first-hand experience with tackling his own mental health
  • The importance of removing the stigma associated with mental health struggles
  • The solution – where do we go next?

 

Register now for this free webinar. You can still register even if you can't make the date and time, and you will receive a recording after the event. The event is also part of the Monitor Farm Mondays webinar series. For more information, please contact Luke Harmer via luke.harmer@ahdb.org.uk .

PLEASE NOTE - although we request your details as part of registering for the webinar, these details and your attendance will be kept confidential

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