Southland farmers are under a lot of pressure, with increased anxiety levels and wellbeing issues. Surfing for Farmers is about getting farmers off farm and having some fun through a physical and social activity.
Switch off from daily issues, release pressure, embrace nature, meet new people, engage with the community, learn a new skill and be off farm for a while.
Improve mental wellbeing while also raising awareness of farmers’ relationship with water and local resources
Learning a new skill – 10 surfing sessions at 2 hours each.
Improving wellbeing and mental health.
Providing new network channels, relationships and discussions.