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Help us support Farmstrong

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is a charity that works towards creating a New Zealand where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. One of the programmes the MHF is involved in is Farmstrong – a programme that helps farmers to look after the most important asset on the farm:  themselves…

Farmstrong is a not for profit give back initiative founded by rural insurer FMG and the Mental Health Foundation, designed to give farmers and growers the skills and resources to live well, farm well and get the most out of life. Farmstrong offers practical tools and information on topics such as nutrition, managing fatigue, healthy thinking, exercise and the importance of getting off the farm and coping with pressure. In July 2016, Farmstrong was pleased to welcome Sam Whitelock as their new ambassador. In this role Sam draws on his rural background, along with life as a professional rugby player to share his strategies on managing pressure, and the importance of ‘locking in’ small daily habits to look after your physical and mental wellbeing.

Farmstrong believes that the most important asset on a farm is the farmer and when they look after themselves, they’re looking after their farm too.