FCN, NFYFC and DPJ Foundation join forces to support young farmers’ mental health

The Farming Community Network (FCN), National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) and The DPJ Foundation have joined forces to be able to support young farmers’ mental health and wellbeing through new Rural+ training modules.

This ‘Supporting Together’ initiative will receive funding from the Westminster Foundation which aims to encourage young people in farming families to take early action to plan for the changes that will shape the future agricultural industry.

The NFYFC and FCN have worked in partnership to develop and deliver mental health awareness training to Young Farmers’ Clubs in Wales and England through the Rural+ initiative since 2013, and now the DPJ Foundation will provide further support to help develop the new mental health training modules aimed at 10-26 year old YFC members and 16-25 year old agricultural students ahead of their first work placement within the industry.

The training will focus on understanding stress and anxiety, managing personal mental health, how to talk about mental health and seeking support and supporting others.

For more information, please contact Vicki Beers, National Partnerships Manager via email: Mae'r cyfeiriad e-bost hwn wedi'i warchod rhag robotiaid sbam. Rhaid i chi alluogi JavaScript i'w weld.