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Looking forward to seeing you back at Wimmera Machinery Field Days 7-9th March 2017 Site D27-28
We are looking forward to coming back to catch up with you again this year. While you are having a day off the farm, come and have a free 20-minute farmer health and lifestyle assessment. The health checks are designed to help YOU the farmer take control of your health and raise awareness of the preventative health and wellbeing options available.
We are teaming up with Rural Bank at site D27-28 so come and visit the friendly team from NCFH and invest in the most important asset in your agricultural business—YOU!
Interested? Read more & check out our video
Don't dawdle...have your say about rural suicide!
Time is running out to contribute your information during the research phase of the Ripple Effect with only 6 weeks to go until our reporting deadline!

Every piece of information shared is of significant value to help prevent stigma, reduce rural suicide and more effectively support everyone affected.

We need you, your neighbours, family members, friends and colleagues to register with and participate. Give your information, view stories from rural people affected by suicide, learn how to support your own and other’s wellbeing and where to access support during tough times.

Nuffield Scholar visits NCFH
The NCFH recently had a visit from UK-based farmer Jim Chapman, visiting Australia as part of a Nuffield Scholarship. Having lost his arm in a tractor accident in 2005, Jim was keen to learn from Australia’s experience of farm safety.

To learn more about Jim’s quest to ‘make safety sexy’ read here.
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!!   
  • Electrocution – Electrocution on farms is often due to overhead power lines. Read more:
  • Falls Prevention – Falls are one of the most common causes of death and injury on farms, especially among older farmers. Read more:
  • Fuelling Farmers Lunch Boxes – Farming men, women and workers often work long hours and need to pack a lunchbox to keep them fuelled. Read more: 
  • Water Tanks & Dams – With the recent increase in Ross River virus, it is important to keep an eye out for stagnant water. Read more: 
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