SCOTTISH FARMERS are urged to take part in a short survey looking at mental health within the farming population

Postgraduate student Hazel McLaren at the University of Aberdeen is looking for croft or farm owners, managers, workers, or contractors to take part in a survey exploring mental health support within Scottish farming populations.

This timely research comes at a time where mental health in farming is becoming an increasing concern, with suicide rates in farming among the highest of any occupational group, with more than one farmer a week in the UK taking their own life.

Responses from the farming community will help highlight changes which can be made to make mental health support more accessible and effective for Scottish farmers.

The recent #KeepTalking campaign by charity RSABI continues to highlight the need within the industry to improve awareness and support for mental health in farming.

The survey has 11 questions and can be found here: