Farmers' health and wellbeing needs to be at the centre of Brexit response – new report

More needs to be done to protect against the potential detrimental impact of Brexit on the health and wellbeing of farming communities in Wales, and to challenge the stigma associated with seeking help, according to a new report.

The report, co-authored by Public Health Wales and the Mental Health Foundation, provides frank insights into concerns farmers and farming organisations have about the potential impacts of Brexit on health and wellbeing in their communities, as well as the wider challenges the sector faces.

Farmers and farming organisations talk openly about their concerns regarding the viability of farming as a business, financial pressures, regulatory and administrative burdens, difficulties with succession planning, isolation and loneliness, and farming culture which can be a barrier to seeking advice and support from others.