Displaying items by tag: mental health

Sunday, 06 December 2015 10:55

Keeping farmers well and strong

Farmstrong is a fresh initiative to promote the wellbeing of all farmers and growers in New Zealand.

Published in General News
Saturday, 28 November 2015 12:32

Toy tankers raise cash

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).

Published in General News
Sunday, 20 September 2015 08:00

Welcome boost to rural mental health

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.

Published in General News
Sunday, 06 September 2015 15:29

More people for Rural Support Trusts

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.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 June 2015 16:02

Feds chief glad to see Farmstrong

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. 

Published in General News
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 15:59

Dealing with the stress of farming

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.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:30

Self-help for better wellbeing

The most important asset on a farm is the farmer; a healthy farmer means a healthy business.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 05 June 2015 11:51

New rural wellbeing initiative

Rural insurer FMG is this week launching a mental health initiative aimed at the rural community.

Published in General News
Monday, 04 May 2015 14:12

Wellness needs to be higher on the agenda

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.

Published in General News

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.

Published in General News
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