Improving the wellbeing of NSW's farmers and their families

icare's recent partnership with Active Farmers supports mental health by connecting farmers in regional NSW.

Active Farmers tough mudder event

icare recently partnered with Active Farmers to bring the regional community of Coleambally together to help build stronger and more resilient farming communities.

Active Games was a one-day Tough Mudder-style obstacle course.

“With just over 200 participants, the course was bigger and better and the obstacles more challenging. The mud pit was outstanding – nearly needing its own lifeguard!”
Ali Lane (Active Farmers)

The importance of supporting the mental health of farmers in rural and regional NSW has been highlighted by the recent National Farmer Wellbeing Report (PDF, 1MB) released by The National Farmer’s Federation (NFF) in collaboration with Norco exploring the nature of farmers' mental health issues. 

The average suicide rate for Australian Farmers is 59% higher than the general population - the equivalent of one farmer taking their own life every 10 days. 

These games are designed to bring people together in regional communities, who are susceptible to developing mental health issues related to isolation.