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RABI commissions largest ever research project into farmer wellbeing

4th Nov 2020 / By Alistair Driver

Farming charity RABI has commissioned a 'once in a generation' survey to better understand the mental and physical wellbeing issues facing people in agriculture.

Farmer wellbeingIt has appointed of the University of Exeter to conduct the project, which will launch early in 2021. It will be the largest survey ever undertaken to gain an understanding directly from farming people of the stresses they face and the impacts on their wellbeing of these challenges.  

RABI has worked with a number of industry stakeholders to help develop the survey and is hoping to achieve 26,000 responses across England and Wales, 

Alicia Chivers, RABI’s chief executive, said: “We know the farming community is facing changing and increasingly complex challenges.

“This research is fundamental to ensuring we really understand how these pressures impact on our people, allowing us to continue to develop really effective tools and support to enhance their wellbeing.

This latest announcement is part of RABI’s evolving strategy, which saw the charity recently launch its confidential online wellbeing and counselling services.

Further details of the research project to follow shortly. To register your interest in sharing the survey with additional industry groups please contact Suzy Deeley, Corporate Partnership Manager at RABI - 

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