This training provides practical, easy to use strategies to manage the challenges that life throws at us and skills to choose to do what is most important to us. The program is developed for farmers, farming couples/families and rural communities to build skills to manage stress and daily challenges.
The program involves three 90 minute weekly sessions running from Thursday June 11th. The course will run live online via Zoom
Dates for the course are:
Thursday June 11th 1-2:30pm ACST
Thursday June 18th 1-2:30pm
Thursday June 25th 1-2:30pm
This pilot is developed by Stephanie Schmidt, 2020 South Australian AgriFfutures Rural Women’s Award winner. Steph is a clinical psychologist, farmer, wife and mum and shares evidence-based skills together with her own lived experience. The program will be interactive and participants will take home practical strategies to apply straight away to their work and home lives.
Farmers, farming couples and farm businesses are welcome to join.
The program focuses on building skills in psychological flexibility, which in a nutshell, is the ability to be in challenging situations, step back from difficult thoughts and feelings, and choose to do what is most important to you. For example this might be as simple as setting a goal to connect with your partner everyday via a text message or phone call, even if you are feeling tired, stressed or frustrated. Psychological Flexibility has been found to be vital in improving our wellbeing, our relationships and even our effectiveness at work and in business.
The current program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health’s Empowering Our Communities Program,and will focus on supporting drought affected regions in South Australia. Individuals from drought impacted communities are encouraged to apply. Eligible council areas include: Upper North (Peterborough, Flinders Ranges, Orroroo/Carrington, Mt Remarkable, Goyder), North East Pastoral (Pastoral Unincorporated Area), Northern Yorke Peninsula (Copper Coast), Murray Mallee (Mid Murray, Loxton/Waikerie, Renmark Paringa, Karoonda East Murray, Coorong, Murray Bridge), Eyre Peninsula (Franklin Harbour, Cleve, Kimba, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Ceduna).
Limited spaces are available but you can also register your interest for future programs. If your community or organization is interested in running an ACTFORAG program either in person once restrictions lift, or via zoom, please get in touch with Steph.
This activity is supported by Country SA PHN.