What Do the Elderly Want?

BY JAMES MELVILLE “We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.” ― Marcia Fudge      One of the many collateral damages of the Covid crisis has been the profoundly negative impact of well-being and mental health on our elderly people. The elderly haven’t been asked what they want to do. … Continue reading What Do the Elderly Want?

Mental Health & the Countryside

BY NICK PEARCE There are 26.9 million people who walk for leisure and travel in Britain today but there are still plenty who are not heeding medical advice and getting out and about using their two feet. Amongst them are those suffering from mental illness, who are either too scared to leave their homes or cannot find the motivation, especially during this pandemic, to venture … Continue reading Mental Health & the Countryside

Countryside & the Mind

BY RICHARD DEAN The Victorians recommended a brisk walk in the countryside or beside the sea for those who suffered from depression and melancholy. Now, it seems that research has proven their advice to be sound. Being outside in the countryside has huge benefits for people suffering with mental health issues, research reveals. A three-year study by experts at the University of Brighton has found … Continue reading Countryside & the Mind

DPJ: Tackling Farmer Depression

CSM EDITORIAL This week we would like to highlight a new charity called the DPJ Foundation. Agricultural contractor Daniel Picton-Jones from Pembrokeshire was just 34 and had two young children when he ended his life in July last year. His widow, Emma, who grew up on a dairy farm, said his death had been devastating and had brought into sharp focus a huge problem surrounding … Continue reading DPJ: Tackling Farmer Depression