Growers looking for information and new tools to help cope with uncertainty can now access ifarmwell’s online wellbeing resources.
GPSA has proudly sponsored ifarmwell’s latest marketing campaign to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of farmers and their workers
This has funded by the Department of Health and Wellbeing, SA Health in partnership with Business SA and Grain Producers SA.
ifarmwell is an online tool kit to help farmers cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day.
Start the five free, engaging modules, register and get started today, or find out more about the program here.
Rural health - Fat Farmers
GPSA was proud to support the Fat Farmers Rural Health Initiative in 2018 with a $15,000 funding contribution. As well as providing support for Fat Farmers teams with exercise equipment and access to trainers, the funding also allows the Fat Farmers Team Coordinators to come together to participate in an annual planning workshop where they share ideas regarding how to support local farming families to be healthy and active.
In 2019, GPSA has facilitated a $2,000 funding grant through SA Health in partnership with Business SA to enable the Fat Farmers Rural Health initiative to update and modernise their communications and resources. You can view the revamped Fat Farmers website here.
Fat Farmers started in 2010 with a small group of farmers from the Yorke Peninsula, but has since expanded to include 12 ‘teams’ in a number of regions, from the Eyre and Yorke Peninsula, Lower North, Mallee and Barossa & Light. The groups participate in local fun runs and bike rides and train together with a focus on family-friendly activities and having fun.