Category: Health centre

Goal Setting

The volume of tasks required to maintain a successful farming business can be significant. Maintaining your own health and wellbeing—equally, if not more important—can also be challenging. During tough times…
skin cancer

Skin cancer – risks and early signs

Farmers spend a lot of time outdoors.  Without proper protection this can increase the risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer can be a life-threatening condition and protecting your own skin…
sunburn

Sunburn

Sunburn is when your skin is burned by radiation from the sun. Sunburn can cause permanent skin damage. By the time signs and symptoms of sunburn appear, skin damage has…
trauma supporting others

Trauma – supporting others

Trauma will affect everyone differently. There is no 'right' way to react to trauma. Some people react emotionally, others might throw themselves into work or practical tasks. Teenagers especially may…
trauma reaction and recovery

Trauma – reaction and recovery

Traumatic events can be either physical or mental, ranging from farm accidents and car accidents through to bushfires, floods, a death of someone close to you and relationship problems.  Traumatic…
skin cancer prevention

Skin cancer prevention

Farmers and agricultural workers have a high risk of skin cancer because they usually work outdoors. Protect yourself from the sun and reduce your risk of skin cancer by wearing…
heat stress

Heat stress and heat stroke

Heat stress is one of the biggest health risks associated with heat waves. Hot weather places extra strain on your body as it tries to cool itself to its preferred…
stress and farming, stress and your health

Stress and your health

Stress, can affect many body functions. A little stress can keep you on our toes and help you get things done, but when stress is persistent and leaves you feeling…