While every bit of financial help is needed, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the challenges many farmers and their families are facing. The pressures farmers are dealing with may also lead to depression and anxiety.
Even just a simple ‘are you OK?’ when you contact your clients could help make a difference, however there are additional resources and support which can also help. AIA is a proud supporter of the Black Dog Institute, which works to understand, prevent and treat mental illness, and may be a good place to refer your clients to contact if you feel they need that extra support. You can find out more, and contact the Black Dog Institute at blackdoginstitute.org.au.
If you have any questions please contact your CDM or CDA.