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We Are Farming Minds: How is one farming couple conquering mental health taboos in rural communities?

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Work pressure, isolation and stigma: the challenges facing the UK's farmers can be familiar, but as We Are Farming Minds, the Hertfordshire-based mental health charity demonstrates, these factors can be heightened for farmers, by their unique careers and remote lives. 


In this episode of Amazing Starts Here, Sam Quek catches up with Sam and Emily Stables from the National Lottery funded We Are Farming Minds project, where they support individuals and open up conversations about mental health issues in the most remote farming communities. 


You'll hear about the lives of people that We Are Farming Minds has changed through their support line, social events, counselling and awareness training. Plus, discover how this couple faced the challenges of bringing the taboo topic of suicide into the mainstream, how they are looking to the future, leading the charge on mental health services in their community, and they reveal all about their visits from country-loving royals. 


Trigger Warning: This episode includes stories and descriptions of suicide; some contents may be upsetting or trigger an adverse reaction. Listener discretion is advised.

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