Mental health issues in the farming community, new podcast


By 2021 Joanna Hilditch

Podcast Benchtalk: Episode 11 – Sam Stables

*Content warning: this podcast episode contains frank discussions of themes and issues some listeners may find disturbing*

Sam Stables and his wife Emily have set up a charity challenging mental health issues in the farming industry. Sam talks very frankly about his own difficult childhood and experiences that have made him want to change the overwhelming statistics around farmer suicide. On average in the UK one farmer per week takes their own life. Listen to this engaging young man talk about his journey so far, and how his determination and resilience are pushing through. Sam and Emily are such positive forces I am sure they will be successful.

Our bench today is on Sam and Emily’s Duchy farm with commanding views of beautiful Herefordshire at Aconbury next to their wonderful Shepherd Hut holiday rentals.

For rental

Please share to help raise the profile of We Are Farming Minds and thanks as always Rural Media British Farming Awards Muddy Matches Visit Herefordshire Samaritans Herefordshire Raceway Kart Circuit