The University of Newcastle, Australia

Farmers experiencing drought-related stress need targeted support

Monday, 30 July 2018

For farmers, drought is a major source of stress. Their livelihoods and communities depend on the weather. To better support farmers and their families we need to better understand the impact of drought on them and their communities.

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Farmers experiencing drought-related stress need targeted support

Our research, published 30th July 2018 in the Medical Journal of Australia, found young farmers who live and work on farms in isolated areas and are in financial hardship are the most likely to experience personal drought-related psychological stress.

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