Nearly half of all calls made to its support helpline over the past four months have related to mental health, a farming help charity has reported.
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The data revealed to mark today’s World Mental Health Day and next week’s Ag Mental Health Week, by the Farming Community Network (FCN), said mental health is now the most common factor in calls from members of the farming community.
These included stress and anxiety caused by issues including financial concerns, family relationship problems, Brexit uncertainty and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jude McCann, CEO of FCN, which runs the Farming Helpline, said the figures gave an “important insight” into the experiences of farmers throughout England and Wales