If you are going through a difficult time, contact us so we can come alongside you and offer support.
In a nutshell
- We have a free confidential helpline available from 7am till 10pm 7 days a week: 0800 121 47 22.
- We support farmers and their families face to face at the farm or in an agreed environment where they feel comfortable talking.
- We can act as an advocate, supporting you to communicate with those involved in your problems and even accompany you on meetings if it could help. This might include suppliers, customers, banks, finance companies or advisors.
It is very important to us that everyone we support feels comfortable and safe. One way we do this is by ensuring that all the support we offer and everything that has been discussed will be kept confidential. We will never do anything without the consent of the person we are supporting.
We provide you with a listening empathetic ear, in a safe confidential environment. All our volunteers have a connection one way or another to agriculture so they can truly empathise with the daily difficulties faced by farmer. We are not here to judge; we are here to support and guide you and help you find solutions to your problems.
We don’t pretend to have the answer to everything but often a chat is the first step to a solution, opening up to what’s going on inside.
We can help to untangle your problems, help you to prioritise, and eventually be able to resolve them.
If more help is needed, we have a contacts list of other agencies and charities we work closely with. We can make the introductions on your behalf and stay with you for as long as you want us to be involved.
We can be supporting you and your families for many years but in other cases the problem may be resolved after a couple of phone calls or one visit.