Farmers’ Mental Health Workshop

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Authors: Namoi Valley Independent

Year: 2009

Event: 2009 TheMHS Awards


Type of resource: TheMHS Awards

Award state: NSW

Award level: Winner

Award category: Special Media Achievement Award

Abstract: An article calling for farming men to attend a mental health workshop in Gunnedah, with extensive quotes by one man whose brother committed suicide and explaining how less men work on farms today but the farms are usually a bigger operation, so less chance for men to gather and talk and blow off steam at the end of day. The article, 'Mental health workshop for farmers' appeared in the Namoi Valley Independent (NVI) in February this year. This award is in recognition of an article on depression which reaches through the veil of stigma and silence to encourage steps towards positive health outcomes

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