Working in apiculture can take a toll physically but also mentally and emotionally, particularly when unpredictable circumstances related to finances, weather conditions and personal issues arise.
The recent traumatic events in Christchurch undoubtedly have had an impact on New Zealanders around the country, and it’s important to know where you can seek help.
If you or someone you know needs support or someone to talk to, here are some free and confidential services offering support, information and help.
Rural Support for people in rural communities dealing with personal or financial challenges | 0800 787 254 | for local contacts go to rural-support.org.nz/regions
Lifeline Aotearoa for counselling and support | 0800 543 354 or free text 4357
Depression Helpline to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or ask any questions | 0800 111 757 or free text 4202
Anxiety Helpline | 0800 269 4389
Skylight for support through trauma, loss and grief | 0800 299 100
For more information and resources visit the Mental Health Foundation website.