Personal resilience in the farming community is a widely recognised process of coping with stress and bouncing back from difficult situations. It is important to recognise that it is normal to experience difficult times and that there is accessible help and support readily available for them to be dealt with and overcome.
FarmWell strives to be proactive in building resilience and providing guidance prior to it being needed, as well as being reactive in supporting those during unexpected situations of need. This section on personal resilience will provide supportive links, advice and help, striving to achieve stronger emotional and physical intelligence, whilst maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.
FarmWell Own Resources:
The following downloadable documents are a great resource to print off and share with those in the farming community, as well as to have for your personal use.
Personal resilience PDFs:
Identifying managing and minimising stress Download
Isolation and loneliness Download
How to talk about suicide with care and compassion Download
Warm up and cool down exercises Download
Healthy eating Download
Farming Fit Download
Faith and Spirituality Download
Fit for harvest Download
SilverCloud – NHS Wales Online Mental Health Support
SilverCloud by Amwell® is a free online mental health support service available through NHS Wales without a GP referral. Through SilverCloud, you can access a range of guided self-help programmes to help you manage and improve your mental health and wellbeing. There’s support for mild-to-moderate anxiety, depression, stress, sleep difficulties and more.
Meic is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. From finding out what’s going on in your local area to help dealing with a tricky situation, Meic will listen even when no-one else will. We won’t judge you and will help by giving you information, useful advice and the support you need to make a change.
The National Support phone number is 0333 150 3456
If you are affected by dementia, worried about a diagnosis or a carer, trained staff are ready to give you the support you need.
Opening hours: Mon to Weds: 9am – 8pm, Thurs and Fri: 9am – 5pm, Sat and Sun: 10am – 4pm
There is also a wealth of knowledge on the website
Diagnosis and Early Signs
It can be difficult to distinguish between the signs of natural ageing and dementia. Alzheimer’s Society provides a simple symptoms checklist.
Checklist for Possible Dementia Symptoms
This checklist will help you have a conversation with a doctor or other health professional. Use it to note any difficulties you’ve had.
It is not intended to diagnose dementia or any other health condition.
Everyone experiences dementia in their own way. There can be other reasons for any changes you’ve noticed.
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
FarmWell Wales Contact Directory Download
When you are going through a difficult time, it can be very easy to keep your worries to yourself and believe that you are the only one experiencing such painful feelings. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference.
Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the support and information you need. You can search for a counsellor near you on their website. To find out more click here