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Wellness Wednesday

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter as part of “Wellness Wednesday”.  These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is and is particularly seasonal!!   

  • Snake Bites – Different snake venom affects the body differently and you should seek medical assistance urgently after a snake bite. Read more:
  • Shock — physical – Medical shock is caused by not having enough blood circulating around your body. Read more:  
  • Stress & your health – Stress can affect many body functions. Farm life is busy, hectic and often stressful. Read more:  
  • Skin cancer prevention – Farmers and agricultural workers have a high risk of skin cancer because they usually work outdoors. Read more:
Interested? Read more fact sheets

2017 HMF701 Agricultural Health & Medicine
Scholarships close TODAY!

Don't sit on the fence APPLY NOW!

Develop your skills and understanding of agricultural health, wellbeing and safety. Challenge yourself with Australia’s only Post-Graduate Agricultural Health and Medicine Program.

There are a number of scholarships available, valued from $1500 and close October 31, 2016. APPLY NOW. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
The program is aimed at rural professionals, health professionals, general practitioners, health care administrators and policy makers who would like to address the inequities, enhance their own knowledge of the health issues facing today’s rural and remote communities and make a difference. Don't just take our word for it - read testimonials from students and independent international experts.
Help make a difference to farmer’s lives.

Learn about the course & how to apply online

Be farmer fit this Spring/Summer

Farming men, women and agricultural workers are busy harvesting and starting to prepare livestock for market. So it is a perfect time to think about how to stay physically active during your busy farming schedule.
Regular physical activity in the areas of, cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and suppleness is an important contributor to good overall health, wellbeing and farm profitability.
To discover ways of getting 30 mins of daily moderate physical activity and some handy back stretches to do in the header and tractor 
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Important rural suicide research needs your help!!
Have you signed up to complete the Ripple Effect yet? One farmer we spoke to recently made an interesting point—"if we don't all contribute to this research, there will be an assumption that suicide is not a problem in rural communities, and funding, resources and support will continue to disappear". For change to happen, we need your input!
Have you participated yet? Visit
Everyone in the rural community has been affected by suicide in some way. It only takes a couple of hours to tell us how you have been affected. Your information is vital to help prevent suicide and support everyone who has been affected.
Hear Katrina Myers, farmer, mental health advocate and the Ripple Effect Champion, on Q and A tonight on the ABC at 9.35pm AEST.
 Read more
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