EFRA Select Committee oral evidence

David today gave oral evidence to the EFRA Select Committee inquiry into rural mental health. He presented findings and recommendations from the Landscapes of Support project.

Farming mental health in the North Devon Gazette

The North Devon Gazette today featured our work on farming mental health. Read here.

Farm Mental Health in The Cornish Times

The Cornish Times, in their print version, featured an article on the outcomes of our Landscapes of Support for Farming Mental Health project. Read below.

The Guardian – survival in farming

Dr Ruth Little spoke to The Guardian on the challenges faced by farmers, including poor mental health at a time of intense policy uncertainty. Read it here.

BBC Wiltshire – farm mental health

David gave an interview this morning on BBC Wiltshire about mental health alongside local farmers and supporters of farming mental health.

Covid is ‘tip of the iceberg’ for farm mental health epidemic

The Landscapes of Support findings were picked up by the Farmers Weekly. Read here.

Landscapes of Support workshop

Today we hosted a policy workshop for our landscapes of support project. We heard from Neil Parish MP, Chair of the EFRA Select Committee, and hosted policy-makers from all of…Read More >

BBC South Today

David spoke about the results of our Landscapes of Support project today on BBC South Today. The outputs of the study so far can be found here.

Farm mental health on Farming Today

David spoke about the results of our Landscapes of Support project today on BBC Farming Today. The outputs of the study so far can be found here.

Farming Mental Health on Times Radio

David spoke about the results of our Landscapes of Support project today on Times Radio. The outputs of the study so far can be found here.  

Farming Mental Health on BBC Radio

David spoke about the results of our Landscapes of Support project today on BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Suffolk, CFM Carlisle, and BBC Radio Devon. The story…Read More >

Research featured in the Reading Chronicle

The Reading Chronicle published an article about the results of our project on farming mental health. They also interviewed a local farmer and local College lead about the pressures faced…Read More >

Written evidence submitted to Parliament

The team submitted written evidence to the UK Parliament this week. The EFRA Committee is undertaking an inquiry on support for rural mental health. Read our submission here.

The Conversation article – farming mental health

The Conversation published an article written by Dr Faye Shortland and David on farming mental health and the landscapes of support for it. Read it here.

New policy brief on farming mental health

Dr Paul Hurley led the writing of a policy brief summarising some of the key findings from the ESRC-funded project on support for farming mental health. Read the brief here.

NI Agri-Rural Health Forum

Rural Support in Northern Ireland and others are bringing together a diverse landscape of support for farming mental health and well-being support. At one of their planning meetings, David spoke…Read More >

Talk to ICAEW on changes in agriculture

David spoke to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales about policy and innovation changes in agriculture. He spoke about the ELMs scheme, support for innovation, skills needs,…Read More >

Mental health project mentioned on BBC Farming Today

Dr Ruth Little appeared on BBC Farming today to speak about post-Brexit agricultural policy. Our landscapes of support project found post-Brexit uncertainty to be a driver of poor mental health…Read More >

BBC Berkshire – Landscapes of support

David spoke to Bill Buckley on BBC Berkshire about the landscapes of support project and its interim findings. The piece starts at about 1.07.00 here.

Letter published in Farmers Guardian

David published a letter in the Farmers Guardian asking for input into the farming mental health survey.

Greatest Hits Radio features mental health project

The Greatest Hits Radio network wrote an article based on the interim findings from the Landscapes of Support project. An interview with David has been broadcast on several of their…Read More >

Farmers Weekly article and podcast

The landscapes of support project was featured in the Farmers Weekly and the Farmers Weekly podcast. We shared interim findings about how COVID has affected farming mental health support provision….Read More >

New video – interview

Dr Paul Hurley has produced a video interview of project lead, David Rose, who discussed the research project in more detail. Watch here.

Research featured on S4C

The research project was featured on a powerful documentary by S4C on Wednesday 17th November. The programme on “mental health in the countryside” explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic…Read More >

Interview on BBC Berkshire

David spoke about the project to Bill Buckley on BBC Radio Berkshire. We discussed the many pressures facing farmers, from COVID-19 to the post-Brexit transition, as well as how our…Read More >

New IFAD podcast on farmer mental health

David contributed to an IFAD podcast on the effects of COVID-19 on farmer mental health. You can listen to the podcast here.

Press interest in the new project!

Our project on farmer mental health and resilience has been picked up by BBC Look North, ITV Calendar, BBC Berkshire, BBC Radio Somerset, BBC Radio 4 (Farming Today), the Farmers…Read More >

New project on farmer mental health and resilience

David has recently won a major one-year grant with the Economic and Social Research Council to look at the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and resilience of farmers….Read More >