Ryan & Lauren Williams, Fish Creek - October 2022 Mental Health Calendar
by Gippsland Jersey
For Ryan, family always comes first, and he understands the daily juggle that dairy farming, coupled with family life can present. Farming is a 24/7 kind of business where nothing stops and the pressure can easily creep up on you. The cows always need milking, so Ryan has no guilt in employing relief milkers to share the workload, providing he and his family the balance that they need. Ryan loves working with cattle, especially in the genetic and DNA engineering side of breeding.
As the cricket coach of a local team, Ryan ensures he is asking his team mates how they are travelling, knowing the importance of supporting people's emotional wellbeing and providing an opportunity to chat. Farming can be isolating and stressful, however Ryan tries to never let work interfere with family time and time for the sport that he loves. Ryan says that surrounding himself with a support network and making time for things in life, outside the farm, are the key to helping manage his mental health.
A big thanks to Connect Well East Gippsland for helping us bring this calendar to life in 2022.
If you need someone to talk to, reach out to:
Rural health connect
Lifeline on 13 11 14