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Farmstrong is a fresh initiative to promote the wellbeing of all farmers and growers in New Zealand.
The sale of milk tanker miniatures by Fonterra Farm Source stores is generating cash to help support rural mental health projects run by Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHANZ).
New funding from the Government to help rural communities deal with an acute mental health situation is welcome, says Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa NZ (RHANZ) chairperson Dr Jo Scott-Jones.
THE 100 extra people to be trained to help farming families get support to deal with stress-related issues will mainly work through the Rural Support Trusts.
Federated Farmers president William Rolleston, himself a doctor, is full of praise for the Farmstrong initiative, saying it’s great to see the approach to mental health being treated in such a positive way.
FMG insurance chief executive Chris Black says while farmers have plans and systems in place to manage their land, stock and machinery, they generally lack a plan for their own personal wellbeing.
The rural sector needs to focus more on mental wellness and look at developing simple self-diagnostic tools, says a South Island professional development coach, Loshni Manikam.
Initial findings from important research on rural mental health will be released at the first-ever National Rural Health Conference at Rotorua on March 13-14.