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Round 2 Applications close 10th December 2017. 
Sunday 15th October saw our 4th Run 4 Farmer Health event take place in conjunction with the Melbourne Marathon Festival.
This year was the 40th running of the Melbourne Marathon and as the event is maturing and evolving every year, so too is the National Centre for Farmer Health social group.
The team consisted of 110 runners from all over Victoria and interstate and our combined mileage would take you from Hamilton to Oodnadatta (up past Coober Pedy, if you’re not sure!).
A big thank you to all our 2017 participants, sponsors and supporters!
Don’t forget to take a look at all the photos from the big day.
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NCFH would like to congratulate the 2017 Deakin University School of Medicine Honours students on completing their research.  NCFH supervised two students - Sienna Russell-Green and Lachlan Skilbeck - who worked alongside the NCFH research team to complete their exciting projects. Particular thanks to the members of the farming community who generously volunteered time to participate in, and contribute to, both research projects.

Sienna’s project, CROP HARVEST, evaluated farmer attitudes and behaviours in order to prevent exposure to agrichemicals. The project involved 41 farmers from western Victoria and evaluated the effectiveness of monitoring exposure to agrichemicals and the influence this has on both use of agrichemicals and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Lachlan’s project focused on help seeking for social and emotional wellbeing among young rural adults, identifying past experiences and current intentions of participants. The findings from Lachlan’s study will contribute to improved prediction of future help-seeking behaviours in young rural adults. The research provides knowledge from the community which will help in the development of appropriate and effective ways to support young rural adults.

Sienna and Lachlan were supervised by Prof. Susan Brumby, Dr Jacquie Cotton and Dr Alison Kennedy.

Click here for more information on this research

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter. 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!   
Interested? Read other fact sheets   health   safety
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