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Our office is now closed and will re-open on
Monday 9th of January 2017

If you need support over the festive season you can visit our Support Page
or contact:

  •    Lifeline – 24hrs a day, 7 days a week – 13 11 1
  •    beyondblue – 24hrs, 7 days a week – 1300 224 636

2017 HMF701 Agricultural Health & Medicine

New Year’s Resolution to Study—APPLY NOW, PLACES LIMITED!

Are you starting 2017 with a thirst for knowledge? Want to know more about farming communities? Here is your chance!  Develop your skills and understanding of agricultural health, wellbeing and safety. Challenge yourself with Australia’s only Post-Graduate Agricultural Health and Medicine Program. 
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 farmers' lives.
Learn about the course & how to enrol online

You would never put dirty diesel into a high performance machine... So why put unhealthy food into a high performance farmer? 

Times are getting busy on the farm; harvest may be in full force for some - which means longer hours in the header, tractors and trucks. For optimal performance - a key ingredient in keeping yourself fuelled and energised will be a lunchbox with healthy food choices to eat ‘on the go’.
Read more on diet, nutrition, healthy eating tips for farmers’ lunch boxes
Setting SMART Goals in 2017

The tasks required to maintain a successful farming business are significant. Maintaining your own health and wellbeing which is equally—if not more important—can also be challenging and during tough times this can seem overwhelming. Setting goals can make things more achievable.
Read about setting SMART goals to help achieve this

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!!   
  • Bushfire Safety – Be prepared, bushfires are a natural and unavoidable occurrence in most areas of Australia. Read more: 
  • Confined Spaces – like silos, tanks, pits & other enclosed structures present a hazard on the farm. Read more:
  • Drink driving – Drink driving is a major cause of death and permanent injury. Read more:
  • Grey water recycling – Grey water can be used to supplement your farms water supply.  Read more:
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