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Listen! Farmers Need Better Communication When Addressing Mental Health.

 

Do mental health services need to adapt their communication skills when approaching Australia’s farmers?

New research from the University of South Australia suggests that there is a ‘communication barrier’ and a reluctances with farmers when seeking help for mental health issues.

The alienation, pressure and lack of resources leave Australian farmers in a vulnerable position, becoming one of the highest groups at risk of suicide.

Nic was joined by the Associate Research Professor, from the Department of Rural Health at the University of South Australia, Dr Martin Jones to discuss the gravitas of the study’s results.

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