It is important that everyone takes care of their personal well-being. You can get support and advice from the following organisations.
FarmWell Wales is an online information hub which includes:
- user-friendly information sources
- guidance on how you can access additional support and mentoring, both from a business and personal perspective.
Visit www.farmwell.wales for more information
Farming Community Network (FCN)
The Farming Community Network is a voluntary organisation and charity. It supports farmers, agricultural workers and families within the farming community.
FCN can help with a variety of issues, including:
- animal health and welfare issues
- mental health issues, such as depression, stress, isolation
- physical health issues such as long term illness and accidents
- family matters, such as retirement, succession, relationship breakups and making a will.
You can call the Freephone helpline 03000 111 999 to talk to someone between 7am-11pm. You can also e-mail: email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.fcn.org.uk.
The Addington Fund
The Addington Fund is a charity for farmers and their families. In times of emergency and when hardship prevails, they may be able to provide disaster relief to farmers on a national, regional and individual basis.
The charity also provides homes for families, who have to leave their farms through no fault of their own and are at risk of becoming homeless.
Contact the helpline on 01926 620135.
For more information, visit www.addingtonfund.org.uk
The DPJ Foundation
The DPJ Foundation supports people in agriculture and rural communities with mental health problems. The charity provides specific local counselling through the ‘Share the Load’ initiative and mental health awareness bespoke training.
Call the Freephone helpline on 0800 587 4262, or text 07860 048799.
For more information, visit www.thedpjfoundation.co.uk
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution provides financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages. This includes farmers, farm workers and dependents, across Wales and England.
Extreme weather, physical and mental illness, accidents, animal disease and cash flow problems are just some of the reasons why working people seek the charity’s help.
Call the Freephone helpline on 0808 281 9490, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit www.rabi.org.uk
Tir Dewi is a charity supporting farmers and their families. A network of volunteers is available to
- listen and offer complete confidentiality
- help prioritise and solve problems
- put farmers in touch with partner organisations who can offer specific help with an array of complex problems.
Call the Freephone helpline 0800 121 4722, or email email@example.com
For more information visit www.tirdewi.co.uk
Mind Cymru provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Information is available about where to get help, medication and alternative treatments.
You can call Mind Cymru between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) on 0300 123 3393. You can also text 86463, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru/ to find out more.
You can contact the Samaritans 24 hours a day, every day.
Call their helpline free on 116123 to talk to someone.