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Mental health: Life advisors for ‘lonely and isolated’ farmers

The Church of Wales is to introduce life advisors to help tackle loneliness in the farming community.

Farmers across the country who are suffering with loneliness and isolation are to be offered more support from the Church in Wales. The Church says that cases of depression among farmers are increasing. It formed a helpline called Tir Dewi in west Wales four years ago which has helped 200 farmers. It will now appoint “rural-life advisors” in every diocese area to help those struggling with countryside life.

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