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. Small problems can quickly escalate into larger ones and large problems can sometimes become too daunting for an individual to deal with.
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 we can often help an individual to work towards finding their own solution to a problem. At other times our volunteers may suggest a trained professional who they can help you get in contact with, who they feel may be better at helping you resolve a problem. Either way, our services are completely confidential.
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.