Mind Your Head – raising awareness of mental health
This week HSE is supporting the Mind Your Head campaign to raise awareness of mental health in the farming sector.
|The campaign focuses on prevention and early identification of the potential risks for those living and working in farming in the UK.
According to research carried out by the Farm Safety Foundation, 88% of farmers under 40 now rate poor mental health as the biggest hidden issue faced by farmers (an increase from 81% in 2018).
The UK-wide survey of 450 young farmers also revealed that 89% believe that talking about the issue will remove the stigma attached to it.