Book Review -The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell

Gritty, honest, lump-in-throat-inducing, sobering. The Wild Remedy is one of the most powerful personal accounts of a struggle with depression that I have read, and a signal to all of us of the power and importance of the natural world in alleviating times of great personal struggle. Emma Mitchell’s words strike a chord that induces … Continue reading Book Review -The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell

Online Counselling, Telehealth #FarmerMentalHealth

Part of the #FarmerMentalHealth campaign, as well as Farmers Weekly's #Fit2Farm campaign, is about encouraging those who are struggling with their mental health to reach out to others for help. The most difficult thing in the world can be to accept that you are facing a problem but the old cliche that a problem shared … Continue reading Online Counselling, Telehealth #FarmerMentalHealth

Book Review: The Light in the Dark – A Winter Journal – by Horatio Clare

It's not often that I leave a book with a lump in my throat but that's the case with Horatio Clare's recent journal The Light in the Dark. Brutally honest and emotionally harrowing Clare cuts to the heart of what it means to live with a mental health condition but also shows how the natural world … Continue reading Book Review: The Light in the Dark – A Winter Journal – by Horatio Clare

Counselling for better health

If you are from the United States you may think there is a typo in the title of this post but 'counselling' with two 'l's is actually the preferred spelling in English speaking countries outside of the US. This post is part of a series of articles on thinkingcountry working in conjunction with BetterHelp, the … Continue reading Counselling for better health

#FarmerMentalHealth and Considering Online Therapy

It has been brilliant to see the subject of mental health increasingly embraced within the farming and broader rural community in recent months. On twitter there is a hashtag #FarmerMentalHealth which can be used by anybody wishing to discuss the subject or perhaps link to an interesting story or something to inspire or help others. … Continue reading #FarmerMentalHealth and Considering Online Therapy