Raising money for Rural Change - Mental Health Services for Farmers
Hey team! I’m joining in with the Will to Live fundraiser by participating in the 30-day Cold Water Challenge, all to raise money for Rural Change.
This past year has been rough, so if I can jump in cold water for the month then hopefully I can raise some money to help our rural community.
Asking for money/help is not normally my thing, but sometimes you got to get uncomfortable to make change happen. Anything you want to donate, will go towards supporting mental health services for farmers.
In September 2021 Will To Live Charitable Trust will be launching “RuralChange” which is mental health fund that provides free private psychologists for New Zealand Farmers.
This was motivated by the devastatingly long 8-week waiting lists to see a psychologist or counsellor currently in the public health system. We feel this is not good enough, this length of wait-time has not decreased in the past 4 years!
We are going to provide 3x private counselling sessions per farmer with the aim of only a 2-3 day waiting time.
This fund will easily be accessible to anyone employed, managing or owning a farming operation in NZ. Usually the cost per hour for a private session can range from $150-$250.
Lets look after our countrys hard working food producers aye!
Why cold water?
The Wim Hof movement has been proven to boost immunity and help with stress (something I have battled with personally).
Will To Live X Nigel Beach from Element Health, convince farmers to get cold for a cause.