Mental health training for the farming sector



Having the confidence to start conversations about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, customers or clients is a skill that more of us need.

To support people in our community to feel more confident talking to each other about how they are feeling, we have launched accredited / certified mental health training that’s tailored to farming people. This is an important step towards normalising the conversations around farmer wellbeing.

We believe having the right tools to start talking about mental health can make a big difference. Training can break down barriers and help ensure farming people who need further support can access it more easily.

About the training

Three levels of farming-focussed training are available, including half-day, one-day and two-day courses. These are delivered by our partner, Red Umbrella, a specialist provider of mental health counselling and first aid training.

To make the training programme as flexible and accessible as possible, we are trialling both the Ofqual (accredited) and MHFA England (certified) training.

Depending on your requirements, trainers can attend in person or virtually should this be preferred.


Unique aftercare service

Our training programme includes a unique aftercare service to everyone who receives training. You are never alone when dealing with difficult situations.

Placing people’s wellbeing front and centre, our training partner provides access to on-demand support from professional counsellors to all trainees. This gives individuals the opportunity to discuss their experiences, offload and gain further advice whenever it is needed, so no one shoulders the weight of tough conversations alone.

Help to build greater resilience within the farming community

Completing mental health training comes with the added reassurance of aftercare support. This will help many more people across farming to have the confidence to talk about our mental health and wellbeing. 

If you would like to know more, please contact partnerships@rabi.org.uk and one of the team will get back to you to discuss your requirements.