Talking Health and Wellbeing with Liz Earle MBE

Farming can be the best job in the world. However, sometimes it can also be one of the most stressful, especially at the moment with all the uncertainty relating to Brexit. The long hours, financial pressure, dealing with the weather and other unforeseeable events can take its toll. The press have taken hold of this … Continue reading Talking Health and Wellbeing with Liz Earle MBE

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

Mental Health Awareness Week, therapists and the need to support those in need

All this week people have been talking about mental health as part of 'Mental Health Awareness Week', a project that has been run by the Mental Health Foundation since 2001. This year's theme is 'stress: are we coping?', looking at stress and how it is impacting on our lives. The #FarmerMentalHealth campaign that has been … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week, therapists and the need to support those in need

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Yesterday was Blue Monday, reputedly the most depressing day of the year. As you know mental health, particularly in a farming and countryside context, has been a topic that I keep returning to on thinkingcountry. It has gained a far bigger profile recently and more people seem to be talking about it than ever before, … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder