Thank you for breaking the silence! #FarmerMentalHealth

#FarmerMentalHealth https://twitter.com/PAPYRUS_tweets/status/798905314959654912 https://twitter.com/FarmersOfTheUK/status/798947312349413381 https://twitter.com/hutch472/status/798891749657563137 https://twitter.com/CodieneC/status/798958581164818433 https://twitter.com/naturalistdara/status/798989156064051200 https://twitter.com/claeastsurveyor/status/799000827713167360 https://twitter.com/AlexanderBrews2/status/799012256428064768 I couldn't have been more pleased with the impact of my humble post from yesterday, which aimed to raise further awareness of the need to talk about mental health in the farming community. It continues to be a stigma, and needn't be. My social media platforms, both … Continue reading Thank you for breaking the silence! #FarmerMentalHealth

Why we should talk more about mental health in farming

This article is all about mental health in the farming community. Please help in breaking the stigma by tweeting in support of farmers who suffer from mental health, using the hashtag #FarmerMentalHealth and perhaps consider making a donation to The Farming Community Network through their JustGiving Page. Alternatively, donate to Papyrus through their Just Giving Page. Thank … Continue reading Why we should talk more about mental health in farming

Book Review: ‘Common Ground’ by Rob Cowen

Common Ground is an exploration of place that is in some ways endemic to the 'new nature writing' of our age, and yet it is also riddled with originality, pronounced detail and a freshness to its vibe that only journalist Rob Cowen could produce. It tells the story of his new life in Yorkshire, having … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Common Ground’ by Rob Cowen

Sunday in Somerset

This afternoon I was fortunate to spend some time with prolific author Stephen Moss and fellow AFON committee member Matt Williams, exploring an area of Somerset I had not previously thought of visiting: immediately south of Burnham on Sea. ''What's different?'' Stephen asked Matt and I as we set out along the grassy wall. His … Continue reading Sunday in Somerset