Helplines, charities and organisations that offer help and advice.


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A thread to post details of helplines, charities and organisations that are there to offer help when life becomes difficult.

Please post details of any groups or organisations that you know or have heard of that offer help whatever the problem
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Can we HELP you or someone you know?
FCN has strong and longstanding links with the farming community and agriculture throughout England and Wales. Our volunteers are all farmers or are associated with farming and understand the problems facing agriculture today. At FCN we understand how interconnected the farm business and household are and have helped thousands of farmers with problems or issues in the following areas:
East Mids
There have been several discussions (before this area was set up) about Raynauds. The Raynauds and Scleroderma charities have merged and are now Sclermoderma Raynauds UK (SRUK) they're miserable conditions for outside workers especially with the prolonged cold spell we are having at present! There is also a forum where it is great to share experiences and tips


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A very useful website with information on a range of diseases, conditions and treatments.

See below for example:-

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.

The hormone insulin – produced by the pancreas – is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood

There are two main types of diabetes:

  • type 1 – where the pancreas doesn't produce any insulin
  • type 2 – where the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body's cells don't react to insulin
These pages are about type 2 diabetes. Read more about type 1 diabetes.

Another type of diabetes, known as gestational diabetes, occurs in some pregnant women and tends to disappear after birth.

Symptoms of diabetes
The symptoms of diabetes occur because the lack of insulin means glucose stays in the blood and isn't used as fuel for energy.

Your body tries to reduce blood glucose levels by getting rid of the excess glucose in your urine.

Typical symptoms include:

  • feeling very thirsty
  • passing urine more often than usual, particularly at night
  • feeling very tired
  • weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
Read more about the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

See your GP if you think you may have diabetes. It's very important for it to be diagnosed as soon as possible as it will get progressively worse if left untreated.


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From an email sent by the Farmers Guardian
Mental health hub: It's OK not to be OK #FGMentalHealth
Top Stories 10 Oct 2017 Emily Ashworth
This is Farmers Guardian’s hub on mental health - helplines, people and how to deal with mental health.

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The Farmers Guardian's mental health hub. Here to help #FGMentalHealth
It affects so many yet talking about it is the hardest part about mental health.

Here at Farmers Guardian, we are passionate about helping the rural community deal with everything connected to mental health, which is why we have created this dedicated hub.

Full of helplines, stories from families and individuals who have suffered themselves and guides on how to deal with mental health, this hub will provide anybody who doesn’t know where to go with a place to seek advice.

Please never hesitate to contact any of the below for help. Your call will remain confidential:


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CHAP Webinar - Innovative tools to overcome the challenges of Regen Ag

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Applying principles of regen ag can incur a range of on-farm challenges. Learn how innovative tools & machinery can help with these hurdles.

This event will be held online from 1pm to 2pm on Thursday 2nd December 2021 so please block it out in your diary.

About this event​