Isolation combined with the pressure of running a business from home means some farmers are putting their own wellbeing and mental health on the backburner.
New Lincoln University research shows analysing a farmer’s personal characteristics is important when dealing with their anxiety.
Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker hopes a recommendation on the Lumsden maternity centre will go to Parliament this week after health select committee deliberations.
Southland District Health Board (SDHB) claims it is stepping up its investment in primary maternity services in rural areas.
“Women's and babies’ lives are at risk and we want action,” says Penny Mudford, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) national chair.
Professor Jane Mills, pro vice-chancellor of Massey University’s College of Health, explains how the future for rural health in NZ is positive.
Doug Avery, author of The Resilient Farmer, has launched a new workshop to help farmers improve their mental health and their businesses.
Initially established as an inhouse programme by Lion New Zealand, Alcohol&Me is now reaching nearly 30,000 New Zealanders.