The Victorian Farmers Federation, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Country Women’s Association, Country Fire Authority, National Centre for Farmer Health, GippsDairy and Dairy Australia have all come together to support the social and emotional wellbeing of the community in rural areas during this tough dairy season.
The ‘Look Over the Farm Gate’ workshops will run for two and a half hours, including face to face information, group discussion and interactive exercises. The workshops will focus on looking after your health and wellbeing while responding to the milk price downturn and seasonal conditions, recognizing and responding to stress and managing conversations with distressed people.
Location, date, time, venue:
- Warragul, Tuesday, June 7, 7pm – 9.30pm (dinner provided) at The Black Tie, 90 Alfred Street, Warragul
- Inverloch, Wednesday, June 8, 10.30am-1.30pm (lunch provided) venue TBA, Inverloch
- Foster Wed, Wednesday, June 8, 7pm – 9.30pm (dinner provided), Foster Exchange Hotel, 43 Main St, Foster
- Yarram, Thursday, June 9, 10.30am-1.30pm (lunch provided) at Yarram Country Club, 322-340 Commercial Rd, Yarram
- Maffra, Thursday, June 9, 7pm – 9.30pm (dinner provided), venue TBA, Maffra.
These workshops are open to anyone that would like to be involved – welcoming service providers, farmers, members of the community and local clubs, health professionals and anyone that is dealing with the effects of the current dry seasonal conditions. Training will be delivered by National Centre for Farmer Health.