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The Rural Agribusiness Wellbeing Project

Small business owners in rural and remote Australia face unique challenges to their mental health and wellbeing. This new project aims to support the mental health of small business owners working in some of Australia’s largest rural industries: agriculture, forestry and fishing.

The Rural Agricultural Wellbeing Project will help small business owners respond to the unique challenges they face such as natural disasters, physically demanding work and limited access to mental health support services. It will also provide support for the typical challenges faced by all small businesses like working long hours, financial stress and feeling obligated to work when unwell.

Take part in our survey

Do you run a small business in rural agriculture, forestry or fishing? Complete our five-minute survey to help design an interactive online wellbeing plan.

Get involved

There are two other ways that small business owners in rural agriculture, forestry and fishing can get involved.

Help co-design the wellbeing plan

Share your feedback on the draft wellbeing plan in a short phone or Zoom interview.

Share your story

Take part in our video series on the real-life experiences of small business owners working in rural agriculture. By speaking about your experiences you can help reduce stigma and break down the barriers that prevent others from seeking help.

Register your interest

Small business owners who take part in these activities will be compensated for their time.

How would you like to get involved? *

Promote this project

Download the stakeholder pack to learn how to share this project with your network and support the rural agricultural community.

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA).