Sui­cide rate alarm

Country Smallholding - - Spring News -

More than one farmer com­mits sui­cide a week, ac­cord­ing to a lead­ing farm­ing charity which aims to high­light men­tal health aware­ness in the in­dus­try.

The Farm Safety Foun­da­tion, the charity be­hind Farm Safety Week, has ad­vised the farm­ing in­dus­try to start look­ing af­ter them­selves men­tally as well as phys­i­cally.

The group says poor men­tal health is the big­gest health topic in the UK at present – one in four peo­ple are likely to suf­fer a men­tal ill­ness dur­ing their lives.

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