Free farmers’ wellbeing webinars from Trading Standards

The Devon Food Partnership would like to share an opportunity from Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards who are holding a webinar to promote wellbeing in the farming community on Thursday 22 July.

The pandemic and Brexit have put huge pressure on many of the region’s farmers.

In recognition of this, the Trading Standards Farming Partnership, in conjunction with the Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Rural Community project, has held a series of webinars over the last year – and the next one is on 22 July.

The aim of this latest event is to help support farmers in areas ranging from rural crime and running a business to safety and mental health – and to help publicise the support and guidance available to those who need it.

Speakers include officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and Avon and Somerset Police, who will be talking about domestic abuse, as well as dog theft and dog attacks on livestock and new dog-related legislation.

Stephanie Berkeley from the Farm Safety Foundation will talk about Farm Safety Week, the same week as this session.

There will be an opportunity to ask the speakers and trading standards officers questions. The format of the meeting will allow you to do this anonymously if you prefer.

The online event is on Thursday 22 July between 6pm and 8pm and you can book your place through Eventbrite.

Registration will close at 3pm on Thursday 22 July.