Last chance to have say on farmer wellbeing survey

Farmers, their families and everyone linked to farming in England and Wales are being urged to take part in the Big Farming Survey, before it closes on 31 March.

The survey is run by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi) and the University of Exeter, and is the largest survey to date on wellbeing in agriculture, with the results used to improve support for rural people struggling with their mental health.

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“This will enable us to formulate more effective tools and support strategies to enhance farmer wellbeing now and into the future,” said Rabi’s chief executive, Alicia Chivers.

Five areas

The research will be led by Matt Lobley, professor of Rural Resource Management at the University of Exeter, who has created a detailed questionnaire exploring five areas:

  • You and your farm
  • Your wellbeing and quality of life
  • Your relationships with others
  • Your health
  • Your farm business

Findings from the research will be published in the autumn.

The survey takes just 15 minutes. Go to Rabi’s Big Farming Survey.