Taking a break can help mental health

With the drought continuing to effect the majority of farmers across NSW and Queensland it can be difficult for farmers to take time out. Sometimes just getting away from the farm, even for a few hours can help. That was the inspiration for a night out organised by Riverina Bluebell on Monday night, October 22, at West Wyalong Bowling Club, plus inspiration to help participants to take better care of their physical and mental health. More than 80 farmers and local residents attended the evening which featured Sam Bailey and Neville Brady as speakers. Neville Brady is a psychologist who conducts highly entertaining men's health programs. He gave the participants plenty of laughs, plus some strategies on staying positive.

The West Wyalong evening was organised by Riverina Bluebell which aims to raise awareness about mental health issues in the Riverina region. If you are struggling or know someone who is you can find more information about support services at the Riverina Bluebell (www.riverinabluebell.org.au). 

Sam and Jenny are pictured (to left) with Jan Gray and Allen Hunt (both standing) from Riverina Bluebell and (front right) Neville Brady.