Gillian - Rural mum, wife and agfluencer, Lambina Station SA

My picture of the struggle in farmer mental health is:

One of the biggest struggles I face is the uncertainty for our future. We've been here over 20 years and there's no succession plan in place. I've got 3 kids - one who is about to leave school - and absolutely no idea what the future holds for us or them. I'm tired. So tired of no one talking about the toll that this takes on women. Everywhere I go, everyone I speak to, has a story like mine and I feel as though this is a secret cancer that is eating away at the mental health of so many farming families.

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

For me my strength comes from being able to share my story with others, to be able to hear their experiences and together know that we are not alone in this.

A little more about Gillian:

I married the eldest son of a pastoral family and living and working in remote outback Australia has been my life for over 20 years. I’m a wife, mother, agfluencer - jill of all trades. Trying to make a life not a living in remote outback South Australia. Sequin-loving bush badass.


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