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Rural+ Wellbeing

Rural + Wellbeing

Help improve your club’s wellbeing by running a Rural+ session during a club meeting. This interactive course has been designed to support rural young people and raise awareness of mental health issues in rural areas.

 The training focuses on:  

  • understanding stress and anxiety; 
  • managing personal mental wellbeing; 
  • how to talk about mental health; 
  • seeking support and supporting others. 

Video - Coleshill YFC

Members of Coleshill YFC in Warwickshire talk about their experience of being involved in the Rural+ wellbeing session during a club meeting.

Rural+ Details

Who is it aimed at?

It is aimed at 10-28 year old YFC members and 16-25 year old agricultural students yet to embark on their first placement or role in the industry.

What’s the background?

Rural+ first launched in 2013 with the aim of raising awareness of mental health issues in rural areas and equipping rural young people with the skills to manage their mental wellbeing.

The name Rural+ was chosen to encourage young people to feel positive about rural life and to use the network of friends and support that comes with being a YFC member. A training session was developed with the support of The Farming Community Network that has been delivered in YFCs across England and Wales.

In 2021, the Rural+ Curve module was developed further with The Farming Community Network and the DPJ Foundation, with funding from the Westminster Foundation.

The training is collaborative and has been developed with young farmers, young agricultural professionals and volunteers from FCN and The DPJ Foundation to ensure it is relevant and beneficial to young farmers.

How to Book a Workshop 

Either contact your county office or fill in the workshop booking form below.