Problems of mental health and well-being of farm and slaughterhouse workers...
All over the world suicide rates, deaths, and instances of mental health issues among farm and slaughterhouse workers are far greater than the average.
These listed resources aim to help both arable and animal farmers.
The Farm Safety Foundation, also known as Yellow Wellies, is a UK-based charity dedicated to raising awareness of farm safety and mental well-being in farmers.
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Farmwell is a one-stop resource to help farmers & their businesses stay strong and resilient. Website Facebook Twitter
Agri-Health Matters Health services for farmers, allied industry and the rural community. Instagram Facebook
Farmerados "Uniting Farmers by Sharing the Load" Facebook
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Fund (RABI) "help farming people"
DEFRA (the government's Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs) has some rural grants and payments for farmers and a scheme, which becomes fully active in 2024, called The Future Farming Resiliance Fund (FFRF) and another called the Sustainable Farming Initiative.
If anyone knows of any other organisations anywhere looking after the well-being of farmers then please let me know via the "Contact" link, thanks.
Here are links to a few articles about the problems...
Mental Health Risks to Farmers in the UK
Mental health is the biggest problem facing UK farmers
A Slaughterhouse Nightmare: Psychological Harm Suffered by Slaughterhouse Employees and the Possibility of Redress through Legal Reform
Suicide mortality rates in farm-related occupations and the agriculture industry in the United States
Slaughterhouse Workers: The Forgotten Victims Of The Meat Industry
Why Feel Sorry for Slaughterhouse Workers?
The harrowing psychological toll of a slaughterhouse worker
Slaughterhouses Prey on the Most Vulnerable Humans and Nonhumans Alike
Landscapes of support for farming mental health: Adaptability in the face of crisis
The disturbing link between slaughterhouse workers and PTSD
Lung cancer among butchers and slaughterhouse workers & possible causes of increased lung cancer incidence
Suicide in the farming community: methods used and contact with health services
Farming Minister drives tractor to Parliament to shine a light on mental health in rural communities July 2023
Obviously anything which resolves the discrimination between subsidies for animal farming (c.£125,000pa*) and those for stockfree farming (c. £3,000pa*) are more welcomed and promoted here.
* for similar scale farms.
This Transitioning page lists organisations helping farmers and other businesses in transitioning to a Plant-Based farming / food system.