R.A.B.I. works with other charities that provide complementary forms of support for the farming community under the umbrella group Farming Help. The other charities are the Farming Community Network (FCN), Addington Fund, Forage Aid and the RSABI.
The Farming Community Network (FCN) offers free, confidential, pastoral and practical support. Their helpline is open from 7am-11pm.
Tel: 03000 111 999
The Addington Fund provides homes to farming families living in England and Wales who have to leave the industry, through no fault of their own.
Tel: 01926 620135
RSABI is our sister charity in Scotland. They provide emotional, practical and financial support to people in the agricultural sector.
Tel: 0300 111 4166
Forage Aid provide emergency feed and/or bedding for animals to farmers who have been affected by extreme weather.
Tel: 07967 219991
Visit the NFU website for advice for dealing with flooding on your land as well as details of some of the work the NFU is doing to help ease the pressures farmers are facing in the current weather conditions.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Samaritans is a 24 hour confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, or are at risk of suicide.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) is a charity which provides dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide.
Tel: 0300 111 5065
The DPJ Foundation aims to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health and provide support services for those in rural communities. Based in Pembrokeshire.
Tir Dewi's volunteers are there to listen and help you untangle your problems. Their freephone number is available between 7am and 10pm.
Tel: 0800 121 4722
Staying Safe offers online resources for people experiencing suicidal thoughts to help keep them safe, including making a safety plan.
Support for farmers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire struggling with stress and depression. They also have an online directory of where to find help.
FarmWell is an online support service set up by FCN. It offers a collection of resources to maintain personal and business health.
The Health and Safety Executive's website provides information and guidance on how to be safe on a farm. They also publish statistics on the number of accidents and/or deaths on farms.
Also known as the Farm Safety Foundation, the Yellow Wellies provides guidance on how to be safe on the farm. They also raise awareness about the physical and mental wellbeing of farmers during their 'Mind Your Head' and 'Farm Safety Week' campaigns.
Money and Benefits
The government’s website provides information about government services and is also a good source of general information, including about all state benefits and tax credits.
Universal credit is rolling out across the UK, replacing tax credits and other benefits for working-age claimants. This useful tool allows you to check whether you can claim universal credit.
Free confidential advice and information to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Turn2us is a free service which helps people in financial need to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.
The National Farmers' Union (NFU) represents the farmers and growers of England and Wales. Its objective is to promote successful and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture.
The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) is an independent union for Welsh farmers. Its aim is to protect and advance the interests of those who derive an income from Welsh agriculture.
The Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA) acts on behalf of tenant farmers, lobbies Government on tenant issues, and gives professional advice to members.
The Country and Land Business Association (CLA) is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and rural businesses in England and Wales.
The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is the head body of England’s 659 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs).
Country Link is an informal, social organisation for people from all walks of life, open to all, who have an interest in the countryside.