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Mental Health Awareness for Farming Communities

12 April, 2023 - 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Helping farmers, their families and their businesses to navigate the Agricultural Transition.

The Rural Support and Wellbeing project aims to raise awareness of the rural support services available to the farming community, through specialist workshops and representation at rural events, such as livestock markets and agricultural shows.

This project is being delivered in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset as part of the Future Farming Resilience programme, which in turn has been funded by DEFRA to allow us to support farmers and land managers with this transition. The support is free and available from October 2022 to any farmer or land manager currently in receipt of BPS payments.

This project is being delivered by the Heart of the South West Trading Standards team, working closely with the Farming Community Network (FCN), Rural Crime Police, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and other organisations.

New Leaf Life Design are running a Mental Health Awareness workshop, which will provide an overview of mental health. This workshop covers:

What mental health is and how to challenge stigma

  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issues

Becky Wright, who established and continues to run New Leaf Life Design, is an award-winning mental health trainer, a retired psychotherapist, and a young farmer.

Timings & Refreshments:

We will be serving a free buffet and refreshments towards the end of the workshop, with the timings as follows:

  • 9am – arrival, teas and coffee
  • 9:30am – workshop starts
  • 1:30pm – lunch
  • 2pm – workshop finishes


This workshop is available to any farmer or land manager in Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall, or the Isles of Scilly currently in receipt of BPS payments.

If you are not in receipt of BPS payments or you have any questions, please call us on 01837 659 059 or email team@businessinfopoint.co.uk. Please check our privacy policy and Devon County Council’s privacy policy to see how we store and manage your submitted data.


12 April, 2023
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
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Future Farming Resilience


Tedburn St Mary Village Hall
Tedburn Village Hall
Tedburn Saint Mary, Devon EX6 6DZ United Kingdom
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