Farming family urge people to #KeepTalking
19th June 2020
This powerful and moving short film features a West Lothian farming family describing their experience of losing a family member to suicide.
Heartfelt thanks to Robert Arkley and his sister Susan, along with family members George and Alasdair Allan, who are highlighting how important it is to #KeepTalking and to speak openly about mental health.
Some people may find this video upsetting and contacts for help are available at the end of the video.
Where to go for help
If you need to talk, the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI) is here to listen for farming communities in Scotland. Our Helpline number is 0300 111 4166. If you are struggling to cope you can also call the Samaritans free, at any time of day or night, on 116 123.
Farming Help, also provides support to those in Scotland, but also across the UK. Its helpline, managed by the Farming Community Network is 03000 111 999.