This module features Mark Thomas, Head of Services at FCN, raising awareness of the impacts of stress and the importance of managing stress, in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This module also helps to identify potential sources and symptoms of stress, as well as providing details on where to find further support.
Sarah Starkey from Herefordshire Rural Hub provides an overview of the different farm support groups available and how they can help you. Sarah uses a three legged milking stool as an analogy to show the essential needs of a ‘healthy’ farm. Leg one of the stool represents financial health, whilst legs two and three represent physical and mental health. This module provides information on where to find support for each ‘leg.’
What is it that makes farming so enjoyable and what can we do to ensure we are making the most of the farming lifestyle? Fraser Hugill interviews David and Trudy Sanderson about their life in farming. They talk about their experiences with low intensity tenancy farming, the value of nature and surrounding landscapes, environmental schemes and their journey through financial survival and diversification to a farming lifestyle that works for them.