We have created the Spread The Load campaign to encourage and help individuals who are feeling overwhelmed to feel more comfortable in sharing their feelings and to seek help. There are many pressures in life and the farming industry, and we want to share the support networks available for you and your family.
This is an especially difficult time with the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are feeling lonely, isolated or worried, there are a variety of support services that can help you. Please have a look at the charities and services below, click the logo to go straight to their support page. You can also click here to view YANA’s National Directory of Rural Support. #SpreadTheLoad
Ktwo are also supporting the Max Hunter Fund within the Mintridge Foundation. Max Hunter who sadly died by suicide in August 2019 aged 28, had an agricultural background and the Max Hunter Fund has been created to encourage everyone to acknowledge their feelings and to seek help.
The Max Hunter Fund aims to visit agricultural colleges with sporting personalities to help young people feel more comfortable talking about mental health.
They are launching the initiative with the 28 NOT OUT event which was due to take place over 28 hours from 8pm on 9th July and included a Tractor run. Due to COVID-19 it is likely the event will change to be solo challenges taken within the 28 hour period to raise funds.
Ktwo will be supporting the event and will share more details soon on how you can get involved. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about the initiative please click here.
Support the campaign by texting SPREADTHELOAD to 70085 to donate £5 – Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and all donations go directly to the Max Hunter Fund.