The last couple of months have been tough for many of our farmers hoping and waiting for the supermarkets to change as a result of the 10 cent Drought Levy. The financial strain of the drought and an ongoing battle to get a fair farm gate price have left many members suffering anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
This week is Queensland Mental Health Week. We would urge members to seek assistance or simply someone to talk to please contact either Lifeline or Beyond Blue.
Lifeline: call: 131 11 14 or visit: www.lifeline.org.au/
Beyond Blue: call: 1300 224 636 or visit: www.beyondblue.org.au
A more comprehensive list of organisations that specialise can be found here.