Mind Your Head This February

15 February 2021 4:14pm

The week commencing the 15 February marks the fourth annual Mind Your Head Campaign organised by the Farm Safety Foundation.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness, get people talking about their mental health and make sure farmers get the right support.

According to recent research carried out by the Farm Safety Foundation, 88% of farmers under the age of 40 now rate poor mental health as the biggest hidden problem faced by farmers (an increase from 81% in 2018).

The UK-wide survey of 450 young farmers also revealed that 89% believe that talking about the issue will remove the stigma attached to it.

For more information on ‘Mind Your Head’ visit www.yellowwellies.org or follow @yellowwelliesUK on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

For extra support:

For more support organisations, the National Directory of Farm and Rural Support Groups created by YANA is available from The Prince’s Countryside Fund: www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk.