We know that some times you just want to talk to someone, rather than just looking at a website.
Contact Directory – Farming Support in Wales
The Farming Support in Wales booklet is a contact directory for farmers in Wales. The directory includes both personal and business resilience contacts. Click here to view, download below. For a hard copy of the Contact directory, email: email@example.com
Below are the main agricultural related charities operating in Wales:
The Addington Fund: Providing homes and disaster relief for farming families.
- Call: 01926 620135
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For additional information visit: www.addingtonfund.org.uk
The DPJ Foundation: 24/7 helpline for the agricultural community suffering with poor mental health. Provides fully funded counselling across Wales.
- Call: 0800 5874262
- Text: 07860048799
- Email: email@example.com
- For additional information visit: www.thedpjfoundation.co.uk
The Farming Community Network: A voluntary organisation & charity working in England and Wales that supports farmers and families within the farming community.
- Helpline: 03000111 999 (7am-11pm)
- National office: 01788 510866
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For additional information visit: fcn.org.uk
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution: Confidential guidance, financial and practical help for farming people of all ages in Wales. Telephone support or home visits available from bilingual case officers.
- Helpline: 0800 188 4444
- Call: 01865 724931
- Email: email@example.com
- Foradditionalinformationvisit: www.rabi.org.uk
Tir Dewi: Providing confidential and free support to farmers across Wales, helping them to overcome their problems, whatever they are, through direct support and working with partners.
- Call helpline: 08001214722
- Call office: 01348 837600
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For additional information visit: www.tirdewi.co.uk
Powys Farming Support help sheets
This useful document outlines help and support for the farming community in Powys. It can be printed out for those who have difficulty accessing information online.
IN WORK SUPPORT
North, West and South West Wales
The In Work Support Service offers free and rapid access to confidential support and therapies including counselling, CBT and physiotherapy, to self-employed people (farmers) rcs-wales.co.uk/en/your-wellbeing-at-work/ as well as employed people. The professional, one-to-one support can help you manage stress and build resilience, reduce anxiety, improve your physical health and make positive changes.
CALL: 01745 336442
Samaritans Cymru have created a range of toolkits to help those working in education, or with responsibility for employees, understand how to talk to those in emotional distress.
Compassion in Education
Compassion in Education has been designed to provide staff with facts and information, alongside
real tips and actions which can be used in daily working life. This toolkit can assist staff when talking to or helping pupils, students or staff who are experiencing emotional distress. It also promotes a preventative approach to poor mental health in pupils, students and staff, which is a core focus of Samaritans work.
Working with Compassion
The Working with Compassion toolkit has been designed to help people in Wales develop compassionate approaches at work and improve the interaction and outcomes between staff, customers, clients or service users. Working with Compassion has been designed to provide staff with facts and information, alongside real tips and actions which can be used in your daily working life. This toolkit can assist staff when talking to or helping someone who is experiencing poor mental health or emotional distress.
Finding Your Way
Finding your way is a guide for anyone struggling to cope. This includes those who have noticed a dip in their wellbeing, those feeling lonely or isolated and those feeling suicidal. Finding your way contains some crucial information on self-harm and we are proud to have some brilliant sections from Heads above the Waves (HATW) which have a strong focus on lived experience. The resource also includes self-harm and suicide safety plans which can be lifesaving tools for those struggling to cope. Click here for more details.
FarmWell own resources:
The following downloadable documents are a great resource to print off and take share with those in the farming community, as well as to have for your personal use.
Personal resilience PDFs: