Nutrien Ag Solutions is very proud to partner with Lifeline Australia to support its mission to prevent suicide and provide crisis support across Australia. The company committed $390,000 over three years to support Australia’s largest suicide prevention service.
This year has been particularly tough for many farming communities in Australia, with devastating drought, floods, bushfires and a pandemic causing a lot of uncertainty, stress and further strain on mental health.
Speaking ahead of World Mental Health Day, Nutrien Ag Solutions Managing Director Rob Clayton says the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and communities is a top priority.
“Lifeline is an organization that many of our people have been involved with via fundraising efforts for many years. We also have communities, families and colleagues in our network who have lost loved ones to suicide, so this cause is very close to our hearts,” Rob says.
“With thousands of employees and customers living in rural and regional Australia, we are very aware that seeking mental health support in the bush can be difficult. We hope that our support of Lifeline will help people feel they can have conversations about needing support and then know where to go to get that support,” Rob says.
Lifeline Chief Executive Officer Colin Seery is very grateful for the support.
“The unique pressures of life on the land including weather conditions, natural disasters and isolation mean stress can be heightened for those working in the agricultural industry,” Colin says.
“Every call and text we answer at Lifeline is another life saved and this partnership with Nutrien Ag Solutions is helping us provide important connection and hope to thousands of people in Australia every year,” Colin says.
If you or someone you know needs support, contact Lifeline 13 11 14