Jemma Harding – How Cycling, Collies, and Farming Have Changed My Life
In 2008, Jemma Harding was living and working as a freelance TV producer/director in London when one morning cycling to work she was hit by a lorry and dragged 30 yards along the main road. After 12 hours of surgery she woke up and said “I’m moving home, getting a collie, and farming full time – this was the best thing I ever did.”
Determined not to let the accident beat her, she got back on her bike within 6 months. Fast-forward to the present day, Jemma is proud to be a Dorset Shepherdess, overcoming mental and physical challenges, and is an advocate of physical fitness and community spirit as a route to improving mental health and resilience in rural industries.
Ian Barr: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Agriculture
Ian Barr is a farmer and contractor based at Upper Dalhousie Farm near Edinburgh. Ian is the former President of Scottish Rugby and has some important messages for farmers and crofters across the country.
Health is Your Wealth: Physical and Mental Resilience – Resources
We have produced a suite of webinars, videos, and podcasts available by clicking on the links below. These resources include:
• Doug Avery – Discovering Your Talents, Growing Your Wellbeing
• Laura Hancock – Enhance the Tools of your Trade
• Laura Hancock – Adapt Movement, Improve Performance
• Health is Your Wealth – What Support is Available for Rural Industries
• Health, Wellbeing and Nutrition Podcast with Anna Groom
• PeaceFit – Movement Plan for Scottish Farmers and Crofters
• Health is your Wealth – Doug Avery, The Resilient Farmer Podcast
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