Included on this page is mental health support and information to support those who are vulnerable or self-isolating find help within our communities.
Mental Health support
The DPJ Foundation
A mental health charity supporting those in agriculture. They offer mental health training, fully funded counseling and a 24/7 helpline.
Someone to talk to – Farmers can often feel isolated. When you have problems that feeling of isolation can grow until you feel you have nowhere to turn. You can turn to us.
Our Freephone number is available between 07.00 and 22.00 every day and will be answered by someone who is ready to share your problems, whatever they are, however big or small.
We don’t pretend to have the answer to everything but often a chat is the first step to a solution.
We can help to untangle your problems, help you to prioritise and then, we hope even help to resolve them.
If more help is needed, we have a strong network of specialists from across aspects of farming to whom you and we can turn. We will make the introductions and stay with you for as long as you want us to be involved.
We can act as an advocate, supporting you to communicate with those involved in your problems and even accompany you on meetings if it could help. This might include suppliers, customers, banks, finance companies or advisors.
Our aim is to help you to see the best way forwards for you and to support you in taking the right steps to get there.
We have a network of over 400 volunteers across England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture, and therefore have a great understanding of the issues that farmers, farm workers and farming families regularly face. Our volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of whether the issue is personal or business-related.
In addition to local groups of volunteers, FCN runs a confidential national helpline and e-helpline which is open every day of the year from 7am-11pm.
Our volunteers will “walk with” anyone who seeks support and help them find a positive way through their problems – for as long as it is needed.
We have helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes.
Samaritans is a helpline service which is available 24/7 and is about working with people to create a safe space where they can talk about what is happening, how they’re feeling and help them to find their own way forward.
Samaritans volunteers are ordinary people from all walks of life who understand that there are sometimes things that you just cannot talk about to the people around you and that very often, with some time and space, people are able to find their own solution within themselves.
Offers emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales.
Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service. C.A.L.L. Helpline offers a confidential listening and support service.
C.A.L.L. Helpline has launched a Mental Health text messaging service allowing people to access support and information via a text message from their mobile phone.
Support in the community
During this uncertain and hard time it’s nice to see YFC clubs offering their support to those that need it most.
If you are in need or self-isolating, have a look below to find your nearest Young Farmers Club that’s offering to help.