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It is important that everyone takes care of their personal well-being. You can get support and advice from the following organisations.

First published:
28 February 2020
Last updated:

Farming Help

Farming Help consists of 3 charities working together, who can offer support. 
You can call Farming Help between 9am and 11pm every day of the year:

  • 03000 111999

Visit Farming Help for more information about this service.

Farming Community Network (FCN)

Farm Community Network is a voluntary organisation and charity. It supports farmers and families within the farming community.

You can phone 03000 111999 to talk to someone.

Visit Farming Community Network for more information about this service.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution helps farming people in financial difficulty. It operates throughout England and Wales.

Call the helpline free on 0808 2819490.

Visit Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution website to see how they can support you. You can also email help@rabi.org.uk.

The Addington Fund

The Addington Fund provides homes for farming families, who:

  • have to leave the industry, through no fault of their own
  • by doing so will lose their home

Contact the helpline on 01926 620135.

Visit the Addington Fund to find out if they can help you.

DPJ Foundation

The DPJ Foundation supports people in rural communities with poor mental health. The service is particularly aimed at men in the agricultural sector. They offer counselling to farmers:

  • at their home
  • via the internet, or
  • by phone

You can call 0800 587 4262, or text 07860 048799.

Visit the DPJ Foundation for more information about what they offer.

Mind Cymru

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):

  • 0300 123 3393

You can also text 86463, or email info@mind.org.uk.
Visit Mind Cymru to find out more.

Samaritans

You can contact the Samaritans 24 hours a day, every day.

Call their helpline free on 116123 to talk to someone.