National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Rural+ Curve Module 

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

The new training has been developed by and for young farmers and agricultural professionals to ensure it provides relevant, topical support. 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.

The new Rural+ mental health training module is aimed at 10-26 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 first of the new training modules are planned for delivery from April.

The training will focus on: 

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

About Rural+ 

NFYFC and FCN have worked in partnership to develop and deliver mental health awareness training to YFCs in Wales and England through the Rural+ module since the launch of the project in 2013. Rural+ was the brainchild of Cornwall FYFC member Claire Worden – NFYFC’s Chairman of Council in 2013/14. 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 member of a YFC. 

More Information   

For more information about the Rural+ training contact NFYFC's Training and Development Officer Allie Mason or Vicki Beers, National Partnerships Manager.  

Read the press release about the new training here.  



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