Anonymous contributor 1 - Farmer, Southern Highlands NSW

My picture of the struggle in farmer mental health is:

Battling the threat of bushfire while hubby away fighting them elsewhere, daily drought feeding, weather and market uncertainty. Illness - husband and myself.


Some of the glimmer/joyful moments that reflect farmer mental health for me:

A successful lambing with little intervention, a good ram sale, working together as a family to achieve our goals and Friday night debriefs around the firepit.


A little more about this contributor:

We share farm with my husband’s family and run a mixed sheep and cattle operation plus a small Poll Dorset Stud (husband, kids and myself). I also work off farm as a Town Planner and am involved in local show society, breed society and kids school committees and clubs.


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