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YFC supports mental wellbeing in members

Chase Young Farmers Club (YFC), affiliated to the Staffordshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (SCFYFC) became the first club to have a Rural+ training session delivered to them online this week, with three-quarters of their club membership in attendance.  The session has been developed by The Farming Community Network (FCN), The DPJ Foundation and National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, supported by the Westminster Foundation.

The training, designed for 10-26 year old YFC members and 16-25 year old agricultural students, focuses on understanding stress and anxiety; managing personal mental wellbeing; how to talk about mental health; seeking support; building their resilience and supporting others.  Afterwards, the members gave their thoughts about how the training can help you think about your own mental health and wellbeing and consider things you might not have otherwise.  Club Chairman, James Freeman said “Our members really enjoyed the Rural+ evening.  It was very useful to have an open discussion about mental health and how we can all look out for each other as well as looking after our own mental wellbeing.”

Chase Young Farmers continue to provide vital youthwork services which enable young people living in the rural area where they meet to have somewhere to go, learn new skills and make like-minded friends for life in current times and for future generations.  Anyone interested in joining Chase Young Farmers can contact their Club Chairman, James Freeman on 07863 687117.