Farming Groups Join Forces To Tackle Mental Health Issues

There are concerns that the lockdown is affecting the mental health of agricultural workers.

Farming groups are working together with Dorset Council, Dorset Police and Dorset Health Care to understand the needs of farmers and farm staff.

Nick Viney from the county branch of the Farming Community Network is encouraging farmers to fill in an online survey, which you can find here.

He’s keen to learn if agricultural workers are aware of current mental health support available and if there’s a gap in that provision.