National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Rural+ Curve Module 

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 has been developed further with The Farming Community Network and the DPJ Foundation, with funding from the Westminster Foundation.

The training is collaborative and is being 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. 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. 

With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the training will initially be delivered remotely by experienced Rural+ trainers, however, additional in-club modules and activities will be available later in the year.

The training focuses on: 

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

More Information   

For more information about the Rural+ training contact NFYFC's Training and Development Officer Allie Mason or Eleanor Parton at FCN.  

Read the press release about the new training here

Watch videos from trainers who will be delivering the training 

 



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