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Health and wellbeing

Yellow Wellies Guide to Building your own Health and Safety Policy

There is no doubt that having a Health & Safety Policy is vitally important. For farming businesses with over five employees, a written policy is a legal requirement and regardless of size, it is required for key assurance schemes.

Yellow Wellies: The little book of minding your head

The farming industry has experienced turbulent times over the past few yearsand farming has endured it as it always does, but this commitment does come at a price. 94% of farmers under 40 feel mental health is the biggest hidden problem faced and looking after physical and mental wellbeing has become even more important.

Farming Community Network

A voluntary organisation & charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community providing practical and pastoral support.


Part of the Farming Community network, FarmWell is one stop resource to help you and your farm business stay strong and resilient

Wellbeing and mental health: A guide to looking after yourself and others

Every Life Matters with the support of Cumbria County Council have developed a very useful booklet about looking after yourself and people around you. It has a lot of information about areas such as lifting your mood and managing your stress bucket.

Mind: Loneliness

Answer five simple queA short booklet that explains loneliness, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

NHS: Every mind matters

Answer five simple questions to get your personalised mental health action plan with tips and advice to help you be kind to your mind.

Mind: Managing stress and building resilience

Explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. Includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support.

National directory of farm and rural support groups

A directory of national and regional rural support organisations the Royal Countryside Fund that will help to signpost the sources of help and advice for those who need assistance with the challenges of rural work and life.

FarmWell: Identifying, managing and minimising stress

FarmWell has developed a downloadable resource on stress management, identifying the signs of stress, understanding how to manage stress and from it, build resilience.

FCN: Managing workplace stress

FCN have developed a PDF download on 10 things to help you manage stress in your daily life.

Farmers Weekly: Health and wellbeing

Ideas to help you keep fit and healthy on the farm and combat rural isolation and stress.

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