Do you recognise the signs exhibited by people suffering from stress and fatigue? How do you respond? Are you aware of the appropriate assistance and helpful resources available to help them through the tough times?
These were just some of points covered by the successful webinars produced and delivered by the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) to help agricultural advisors and service providers working with farm families immediately after the floods and the ongoing months of flood recovery.
A recording of this informative webinar, which attracted more than 80 participants, is now available to all on the NCFH website www.farmerhealth.org.au/buildingfarmspirit.
NCFH flood recovery response project officer, Sally Cunningham, said while the floods may seem like so long ago, it is only now that the stress and fatigue of it all will start to take a hold on farmers, farm families and farm workers.
“Service providers and trusted agricultural advisors play a really important role in assisting farmers through the flood recovery journey,” Ms Cunningham said.
“This webinar helped them to recognise and respond to farmer stress, highlighted appropriate assistance and resources available and then reflect on how to protect themselves from risks to their own mental health.”
Ms Cunningham said the National Centre for Farmer Health has posted a video of the popular webinar on its website to meet the demand for this information coming from the wider community across Australia.
“While targeted to agricultural advisors, it will help people to recognise and respond to farmers exhibiting significant signs of stress, learn where to refer farmers for appropriate assistance and helpful resources, and show how to look after yourself when supporting others.”
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Sally Cunningham is available for interview: (03) 5551 8533 or email: email@example.com
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For more information about the National Centre for Farmer Health Flood Response or to access a list of support resources, visit www.farmerhealth.org.au/buildingfarmspirit or contact Project Officer, Sally Cunningham
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