Mind your head campaign

Supporting the Farm Safety Foundation’s 7th Annual Mind Your Head campaign
Field at sunset

There is no doubt that farming is one of the toughest jobs on the planet and especially at the moment with further pressures being imposed by inclement weather conditions and import and export issues to name but a few. It is no surprise that a hidden factor in all of this, is challenges to mental health.

Often not talked about, farming and mental health go hand in hand and this emerging issue might prove to be the toughest faced yet by the farming community.

Aiming to continue raising awareness, tackle the stigma and recognising that steps are being taken to address the issue, the 7th Annual #MindYourHead week took place between the 12th and 16th February 2024, run by the Farm Safety Foundation.

Midlands Regional Director, Sophie Dwerryhouse said “The #MindYourHead campaign is so important for raising much needed awareness about the subject of mental health in the farming sector.

“Farmers need to know that we are behind them and that there are always options out there, with people top talk to.”

Who you can talk to

UK-wide organisations

  • The Farming Community Network. Find out more: fcn.org.uk
  • The Addington Fund. Find out more: addingtonfund.org.uk
  • Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) – Offer practical, financial and emotional support to farming people. Find out more: rabi.org.uk

Midlands organisations

You can learn more by following @yellowwelliesUK on Instagram, Facebook and X and their latest edition of The Little Book of Minding Your Head is available to download from yellowwellies.org