RABI’s new online wellbeing and counselling platform has seen a 90 percent return rate since launching in October.

This statistic highlights the demand for easily accessible online support for the farming sector.

“Knowing there are repeat users accessing this service, even after only two months, is a really positive result. RABI has been encouraged by the initial use of the two websites and I would like to thank the many stakeholders, who have played a role in raising awareness of the new wellbeing websites,” says Alicia Chivers, RABI’s Chief Executive.

She added: “There is often an unrealistic perception that farming people are ‘invincible’. The truth is, we all have the capacity to be affected by difficulties and challenges, so it’s vital there are these easily accessible and confidential tools available to help overcome some of these invisible barriers that can stop farming people gaining greater resilience from professional support.

“It’s an ongoing conversation that we collectively need to continue to amplify. We must break down the barriers created by labelling ourselves as ‘robust’ and ‘strong’ to allow farmers to acknowledge they are human, just like the rest of us.”

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