We asked the finalists of Britain’s Fittest Farmer 2020 to record videos showing how they stay mentally healthy and well on the farm.
These videos fed into the ‘FCN FarmWell Award’, awarded to the video creator who finds the most novel or engaging way of raising awareness about mental health and wellbeing. The winner was announced on the 17th October 2020 and given to Fiona Penfold.
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Emma lives on her family’s farm in the Chiltern Hills where they run about 600 sheep.
Isobel is currently working as a relief milker and hopes to go to veterinary school next year.
Fiona runs a 65ha farm on the fringe of Bristol, and runs a 50- head Hereford cross Friesian beef suckler herd.
Will comes from a family arable farm where he works as a deer stockman for the farm’s venison enterprise.
“Fitness has gone from childhood fun to a way to focus my mind,” says Emma, who runs the shoot and manages the conservation of wild meadows on her family’s arable farm.
Mechanical engineering graduate Henry grew up working on his family’s farm, carting grain and straw, and chasing beef cattle.
Hannah lives on her family’s farm and works as a physical activity support worker in a mental health hospital. She helps out on the farm TB-testing the cows, shearing and lambing.