Help from one farmer to another

The life of a farmer can be rewarding; however, it is not without its share of challenges. From isolation to difficult weather conditions, there are many experiences that can take a toll on mental health and wellbeing. For some, it can all start to feel a little overwhelming.

Our Farmer to Lifeline Farmer crisis support line is here to help by providing tailored support from someone who knows how tough it can get – a fellow farmer.

If you’re feeling the pressures of rural life, that’s normal and OK. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to go through it alone. Simply pick up the phone. Our Lifeline farmers can provide a listening ear, talk on farmers’ terms, and suggest some simple strategies to help manage the stress.

If you’re doing it a bit tough, don’t go it alone. Call Farmer to Lifeline Farmer on 1800 936 229.

Who we support

Our Farmer to Lifeline Farmer crisis support line is for farmers, their families and anyone who may be experiencing the pressures of life on the farm. We provide support when you’re feeling overwhelmed by:

  • Loneliness.
  • Finances.
  • Weather conditions (drought, flooding, etc).
  • Depression.

Farmers are known for their fortitude; however, prolonged exposure to adversity may leave you feeling withdrawn, angry or hopeless. It’s important to know that support is available. We’re always here for you, ready to listen.

Meet our Lifeline farmers

This support line is for farmers by farmers. That means you’ll speak to a fellow farmer who understands what you’re going through.

Narelle Clem grew up on a dairy farm in the Gympie district in Queensland and married a beef and small crops farmer. Narelle completed a counselling degree in 2021 after her remedial massage clients said they wanted to talk to her rather than the counsellors she was referring them to. Narelle is also a trained Lifeline Crisis Supporter and when you call the Farmer to Farmer Crisis Support, Narelle is ready to listen.

Ross Blanch is a Lower Mount Walker dairy farmer. He has first-hand experience in the strains and stress that comes with being a farmer in Queensland. Ross is also a trained Lifeline Crisis Supporter, with years of experience under his belt. 

When you call the Farmer to Lifeline Farmer crisis support line, we're ready to listen.

Call now

If you’re doing it tough, don’t go it alone. Call Farmer to Lifeline Farmer on 1800 936 229.

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Lifeline's Farmer to Lifeline Farmer program is funded and supported by Woolworths and Mazda Foundation. Thank you.

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