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Mental Health Strategy (Rural Areas)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Annie Wells Annie Wells Conservative

Levels of depression in the agricultural sector are thought to be increasing, and the suicide rates of farmers are among the highest in any occupational group. It is understood that one agricultural worker per week takes their own life in the United Kingdom. What mental health support is being offered specifically to farmers and agricultural workers in rural areas?