The Farming Life Centre is here to help Peak District farmers and rural residents at times of difficulty by providing information and support:
For those affected by Stress
Rural Stress Help line – 0845 095 8286
YANA ( you are not alone ) – 0300 323 0400
For rural people affected by ill-health and long term conditions
The Macmillan Rural Health Outreach Service is here for you and for your carers, family and friends. It is coordinated by Rachel Metcalfe . You can talk in confidence to Rachel , who is there to listen to your worries and concerns. Many people find that by simply talking through their situation they are able to discover new and better ways of coping.
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Walking for Health Group , click for links
Matlock Meadows walk – July
For those in the Chapel area please be aware of the weekly walk on Mondays Blythe House walk click link for details.
To relieve Social Isolation
Our Social Groups for rural communities for tea and chat , lunch clubs and speakers
Ashford in the Water at the War Memorial Insitute Group – meets weekly on Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm
Bamford – meets monthly Fridays Methodist Church 1.30 – 3 pm
Boylestone – based at primitive Methodist church meets monthly on Thursdays
Hartington – based in the village Hall meets monthly on Tuesdays 2 – 4 pm
For Health at work
We are delighted to be involved with:
A new and innovative service that aims to provide workplaces across Derbyshire with the tools and information to create a healthy workplace.
The programme can help your workplace to become more productive, healthier, and safe and create a happier workforce.
Healthy Workplaces Derbyshire is a free health and wellbeing programme that is tailored to your organisation’s specific needs and requirements. Support and guidance is provided to take steps to improving the health and wellbeing of your farm business and staff.
Rachel Metcalfe is our Workplace Health Champions she will work to raise awareness about your Farm workplace health programme as well as encourage colleagues to make small lifestyle changes that can add up to a big difference in their health and wellbeing
Farmers Health MOT DAY at Bakewell – 15th October
Slurry gases – keeping safe on your farm – with Dr Amy Gyte (HSE) date TBA
August 2018 – saw the Farm Fire Safety Day at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre – a busy day at market found us super busy sharing fire safety messages with colleagues from Derbyshire Fire Rescue Service they can provide safe and well checks for over 65s
Preventing falls on the farm
Falls from height are the second highest cause of deaths and major injuries in agriculture. You must make sure that all work at height is properly planned, supervised and carried out by people who are competent to do the job. You should only use suitable and well-maintained access equipment.
The key issues are:
- working on roofs – roof work on or near fragile materials should be avoided. You should also plan to ensure the right equipment, suitable weather conditions and enough time are available to do the task safely
- stacking and loading – a falling stack of bales can be extremely dangerous. You should make sure that staff are properly trained and adequate equipment is used to secure bales while stacking
- ladders – these can easily slip, and there is an extra danger if they lean against a fragile surface. If there is any alternative, such as a temporary work platform or scaffolding, consider using it. You should never undertake long-term planned work at height using ladders
As part of our Healthy work space initiative we invite you to read the following links :
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm scanning
FARMERS PODIATRY –