Wellbeing Tools

The wellbeing, both mental and physical, of our members is an integral strategic pillar of NZ Young Farmers.

 The wellbeing, both mental and physical, of our members is an integral strategic pillar of NZ Young Farmers.

The pillar “Wellbeing is at the centre of everything we do” is one of six strategic pillars. Being connected to a rural community where they can seek help and support for any wellbeing issues is critical for their success.



Research conducted by Farmstrong in 2018 demonstrated that young people who belong to a NZ Young Farmers club report less incidences of negative mental health episodes.
“Young Farmers was frequently mentioned as a source of friendship and an opportunity to talk with people going through similar issues. Some women also found Young Farmers Club to be useful. One noted: “It’s a really good support network”. She said she and her husband often didn’t have time to socialise, but having organised events with a whole lot of people made socialising easy. This type of support manifested in survey results. Members of Young Farmers reported much lower levels of ‘large’ or greater negative impact than other young farmers on a number of items.”

(Farmstrong, 2018)



Farmstrong hosted Comedy nights
You don't need to go to the city to see some of NZ's top comedians!Get off farm and be part of the laughing stock with Farmstrong Comedy Night ShowGrab your mates, your neighbours and your club members, or treat your team to a cracking night of comedy for a cause.Enjoy an all-star line up featuring Nick Rado, Tarun Mohanbhai, Courtney Dawson & Andre King.

Sheffield - 14th October 

Ōmihi - 15th October

Methven - 16th October

Click on the photo for more event information 

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Farmstrong is a nationwide wellbeing programme for the rural community. The aim is to help you live well to farm well.








The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing. Improving individuals, whanau, organisations and communities.

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Visit our site to get information on how to improve your workplace wellbeing. Improve Wellbeing. Free Help & Advice.








Fatigue is a state of physical and/or mental exhaustion. It can reduce a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. Fatigue reduces alertness. This may lead to errors, and an increase in workplace incidents and injuries.    Fatigue quick guide: 






Most of us could benefit from fitting in a few more servings of fruit and vegetables during our work day.

 5+ A Day detail the nutritional benefits of many common fruits and vege, and compare cost and nutritional content of various lunch options.





A  DairyNZ innovative for ALL Rural Employees, RESH exists to provide information and help to farm employees so they can have the best possible experiences and careers on farm.

The RESH features a website with information and tips to help rural employees find success in their jobs, and a free employee advice hotline (0800 694 121). No question is too big or too small, and they have all the connections to ensure you get the best support available for you!                                                                                              










GoodYarn is an evidence-based, peer-delivered, mental health literacy programme for workplaces, both rural and urban, that enables people to talk about mental health.   












Sometimes you can do with a chat with someone who gets your issues because they've been there before.

Rural Support Trusts have local, rural people who know from experience that severe weather, finances, relationships, and work pressures can mount up.

On top of that, we have networks and training to help with all kinds of situations, and to point you in the right direction to get through your current challenges. 











We’re here. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor or talk to a peer support worker. Our service is completely free.

  • Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to? Call or text 1737.
  • Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? Call or text 1737.
  • Do you know someone who is feeling out-of-sorts or depressed? Let them know they can call or text 1737.