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 sharedContinue 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 worldContinue reading “Book Review: The Light in the Dark – A Winter Journal – by Horatio Clare”

Applauding the Fit2Farm Campaign

It’s easy to get bogged down with Brexit, confused over party conferences or concerned about other global events at the moment, but when it comes down to it, as individuals, few things should be more important to us than our physical and mental wellbeing. Yet, how many of us push it to the brink orContinue reading “Applauding the Fit2Farm Campaign”

Social media: a new farming story

I have an odd relationship with my social media accounts (for the record I use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as WordPress). At times I will use all of them regularly, reaching out to people from all walks of life, engaging in conversations, ‘liking’ endless streams of posts and updating my ‘story’ with myContinue reading “Social media: a new farming story”

Running for Mind, the mental health charity. #FarmerMentalHealth

Earlier this year I signed up to run my local half-marathon (Clacton to Walton and back along the coastline) which takes place on 19th August (days are counting down!). To give myself some incentive to get through the pain of training for it I’ve decided to raise money for a charity close to my heart (andContinue reading “Running for Mind, the mental health charity. #FarmerMentalHealth”