Supporting Farmer Mental Health During Drought
“If you want to rock someone’s mental health, give them a large dose of uncertainty," says UniSA’s Chair of Mental Health Nursing, Professor Nicholas Procter.
This is what many Australian farmers are facing right now as they cope with widespread drought.
As farming operations continue to be negatively impacted by the uncertainty of the future, the mental health of farmers and the farming communities surrounding them also becomes affected.
To support our farmers and regional areas, Professor Procter is is leading UniSA’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group, training local communities.
He joined Flow FM on today's Country Viewpoint for more information.
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