What does Nottinghamshire Rural Support do?
NRS provides free volunteer support for farmers, their families and others in the rural community who are going through difficult times that may be leading to anxiety and stress.
Independent working is often thought to be a strength but it can lead to isolation and anxiety. Many farmers work alone in small one man businesses with little human interaction.
Whether business, family, health or farming issues our caseworkers are there to listen, help and remain in contact as long as required.
We find that through being there and listening it can in itself allow an individual to work towards finding their own solution. At other times our volunteer may suggest a trained professional to help resolve a problem.
We work in partnership with existing agencies such as LRSN, RABI, and FCN and with local health care professionals to provide appropriate coordinated assistance to farmers.