Category: Health centre

Heart Health

Australians living in rural and remote areas experience more cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, higher rates of CVD-related hospitalisation and are more likely to die of CVD than those in…

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…

Farm safety – harvest health

Farmers’ health, wellbeing and safety are often neglected when facing the pressures of harvest Simple safety measures can dramatically reduce the risk of injury and illness When planning for harvest,…
skin cancer

Skin cancer – risks and early signs

Farming men and women and agricultural workers spend a lot of time working outdoors.  Without appropriate protection they can be increasing their risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer can be…
sunburn

Sunburn

Sunburn is when your skin is burned by UV radiation from the sun. Repeated sunburn can cause permanent skin damage and  increase the risk of wrinkles, freckles, pigmentation, skin lesions,…
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 or 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…