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8 October - National Symposium on Farmers' Mental Health and Wellbeing

Event Description

The suicide rate for Australia’s farming men is about double the general male population, sitting at 32.2 compared with 16.6 per 10,000. This is a difference that has been documented since the 1980s, but with little change to rates of suicide. The mental health and wellbeing of Farmers’ is extremely important, not only because of the detrimental effect on Farmers and their families but also the direct impact on the nation’s vital agricultural industry. Farming has a unique set of pressures, with farmers being more likely to suffer from depression caused by financial pressures, isolation, personal drought-related stress, community drought-related stress and the impact of the recent Black Summer 2019/20 bushfires.

With that in mind, the Foundation is organising a National Symposium on Farmers’ Mental Health to raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing among farmers, and to have a discussion on the status of support services available to them.


Entry is free for this event, however, no donation amount is too small.

To secure a spot, please register via this Trybooking link:


Sponsoring this event offers many rewards but probably the greatest benefit for your organization is the opportunity to open itself to a wider audience, networking with Farmers, Farmer Federations, Special interest Groups, Government Ministers, Local Members of Parliament, Mayors and Councillors, and the Board of Mental Health Foundation Australia and the extensive promotional period during the lead up to the month. This includes advertisements on the MHFA website, social media, newsletters, ministerial events and mainstream media/publicity. The possibilities are endless in terms of sponsorship opportunities. Outlined below are some available options, but we can also tailor packages to suit your organisation.

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The Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) relies heavily on the generosity of the general community to deliver the services and advocacy needed in the community. Your donation can make a massive difference and will assist us to reduce the rising rates of mental illness and suicide across Australia and help to further educate the community regarding preventative measures and professional areas of support.

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