Farmers invited to virtual mental health seminar

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are holding an online event to promote mental health and wellbeing in the farming community on Friday 31 July.

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis and increasing industry pressures mean that the region’s farmers are under pressure more than ever. This has led to increased incidents of mental illness within the industry.

To recognise this Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are working on several projects to help tackle the stigma surrounding mental health and to help publicise the support and guidance available to those who need it.

The event will be online and will feature speakers from The Farm Community Network, The Yellow Wellies Campaign and The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

Each organisation will focus on the importance of mental health and wellbeing highlighting what help is available and where to get support.

There will be an opportunity to ask the speakers and Trading Standards Officers questions. The format of the meeting will allow you to do this anonymously if you prefer.

Those unable to attend the online event will have the opportunity to watch it again on the Trading Standards YouTube page the following week.

Those interested in attending this online event can book their place by clicking HERE which will take you to the Eventbrite bookings page.

The event is on Friday 31 July from between 6pm and 8pm.