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