Farmstrong — ask for help
When you are feeling under the pump it’s really important to ask for help. Either talk to a mate, call your doctor or the Rural …
Consistent top performers know they can’t solve every challenge by themselves. Seeking advice to help deal with the pressures that farming brings is important.
There will always be times when things get us down and it’s normal for this to happen. Many of those around you have been through similar challenges and are willing to help. Asking for and receiving help will get you back on top of things sooner.
Find out how to have a conversation with someone you are concerned about, what to look out for in yourself and others and where to go for further assistance.
If you think someone is having a tough time, don’t be afraid to ask how they are. Even if they don't want to talk, it's good for them to know that you are there. If they do want to talk, be open minded, non-judgmental and listen.
People will want support at different times or in different ways, so ask how you can help. If they don't need your help now don't give up. Keep checking in with them regularly.
Some people might prefer a text or email rather than talking on the phone or face-to-face. This means they can get back to you when they feel ready.
|Need to talk? Free phone or text 1737||1737|
|Depression Helpline||0800 111 757|
|Like Minds Information Line||0800 102 107|
|Lifeline||0800 543 354|
|Victim Support||0800 842 846|
|Youthline||0800 376 633
Free Text 234
|The LowDown, for youth||www.thelowdown.co.nz
Free Text 5624
|Healthline||0800 611 116|
|Alcohol Drug Helpline||0800 787 797|
|Gambling Helpline||0800 654 655|
|Rural Women New Zealand||0800 256 467|
|Federated Farmers||0800 327 646|
|Supporting Families in Mental Illness||www.supportingfamilies.org.nz|
|Men’s Health Trust||www.menshealthnz.org.nz|
|Rural Support Trust||0800 787 254|
|Suicide Prevention Helpline||0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)|
|Are You OK?||Family violence helpline 0800 456 450|
|OUTLine NZ||0800 688 5463|
|Crisis Team Numbers||www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/in-crisis|
|Manline||06 358 1211 www.manline.co.nz|
If you or someone you know needs urgent help, call 111.