How I Found Support as a Young Farmer

How I Found Support as a Young Farmer

Living in a rural community can be isolating at the best of times. Many farmers already deal with long days working alone and uncertainty due to things like the weather, yield, prices, government policies and local and global markets.  Dealing with...
How Losing My Arm Changed My Life

How Losing My Arm Changed My Life

James Chapman’s life changed forever when he tragically lost his arm during a farming accident in 2005.  As a child, James felt like his career was mapped out for him. Farming had been in his blood for generations and as a young boy, he dreamed of driving...
Rebecca Horsington:

Rebecca Horsington:

“Farming can be quite isolating, so knowing there’s support available from people who are understanding of those specific pressures is reassuring to know.” Mental health is something that as a Federation we take very seriously.  We know that farming life can be...
Roger Kerr:

Roger Kerr:

“Speaking from personal experience there’s a lot to be gained from seeking help from professionals who understand the way you feel.” “Mental health is an incredibly important issue, with many people over the course of their lives having to deal with the consequences...
Katie Davies, Wales YFC Chairman:

Katie Davies, Wales YFC Chairman:

“It’s reassuring to know there’s a safe space for farmers to visit. Anyone struggling with wellbeing issues will find a supportive community – so you need never feel alone.”  ‘Having trailed the platform with other YFC members we all agreed that it was easy...