New training is available to help young farmers better manage their mental wellbeing and resilience.
Support – which will take the form of new Rural+ training modules – is being developed by the Farming Community Network, the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and the DPJ Foundation.
Called Supporting Together, the initiative has been made possible by funding from the Westminster Foundation, which encourage young people in farming families to plan early for restructuring within the industry.
Training will focus on understanding stress and anxiety; managing personal mental wellbeing; how to talk about mental health; seeking support and supporting other people in a similar situation.
The first training modules will be delivered from this month with more following later.
NFYFC Youth Forum chairman Richard Jeyes said: “The Rural+ training module will give Young Farmers’ Clubs an essential resource to support their members’ wellbeing.”
He added: “We hope this training will help to improve resilience as we face major changes in the industry and additional pressures from the pandemic. We are delighted to help equip young farmers with vital skills to help them manage future challenges.”