Frenni Lodge Supports the DPJ Foundation

WM of Frenni Lodge W Bro Wyn Harries (left) and Lodge Charity Steward W Bro Dirk den-Hartog present a further £600 to Lisa, a trained Councillor with the DPJ Foundation.

"The link below will take you to a news article from the BBC about mental health. They interview Emma who lost her husband to suicide. She is from Pembrokeshire. Frenni have been supporting the DPJ Foundation and donated money last year from our own funds and will present the Provincial £600 to them shortly again as our chosen charity.

Wyn Harries - WM of Frenni Lodge.

The DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 following the death of Daniel Picton-Jones. The foundation aims to support people in rural communities with poor mental health, especially men in the agricultural sector. Agriculture carries one of the highest rates of suicide and with mental health being such a big problem across society the foundation aims to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health and provide support services for those in rural communities.

 

Farming is an excellent career and can provide huge benefits to those who work in the sector. However it is a career that comes with huge pressure, isolation and demand on a daily basis.

Farmers struggling with mental health

Poor mental health is emerging as one of the biggest, yet unspoken challenges in the farming industry.

BBC analysis of the latest figures show that about one agricultural worker a week takes their own life across the UK.

 

To view the report on the BBC Website click here.

 

For details of organisations which offer advice and support, go to BBC Action Line.

Reporter: Gareth Barlow

Produced by: Catherine Ellis

Video Journalists: Tony Smith & Ameer Ahmed

Executive Producer: Chris Gibson

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