The Dairy Farmer Wellness and Wellbeing Programme that was led by Dairy Women’s Network focused on physical and emotional wellbeing, including reducing stress and fatigue, and building networks to support dairy farmers to improve their health.
This programme of work was funded by the NZ dairy farmer levy through DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries through the Primary Growth Partnership.
Physical Health Pitstops continue to be run by Dairy NZ and the NZ Institute of Rural Health. There is also an emotional wellbeing assessment, carried out by AgResearch, on offer.
These assessments provide farmers with immediate information about their health and, in many instances, have resulted in farmers taking action to reduce life-threatening conditions.