Farm Safety Foundation focus on mental health in farming
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 1 March 2023
The parents of a young farmer who took his own life a year ago are joining a campaign calling for urgent action to support mental health of those working in agriculture.
Leonard Eadon, 22, from Warwickshire, died by suicide last year, and now his parents, Andy and Lynda have designed a 'Five-a-Day Challenge' with five simple daily steps to aid mental wellbeing.
The couple spoke out as the Farm Safety Foundation launched its sixth annual Mind Your Head campaign, which brings together more than 300 farming organisations and charities to tackle the stigma around mental health issues and highlight how current pressures within agriculture have an impact on those working in the industry.