Australia

Zoetis and beyondblue partnership supports thousands of rural Australians

Zoetis has committed to raise another $100,000 through its partnership with beyondblue.

Zoetis, working closely with rural Australia through interactions with the country’s farmers, agricultural stores, veterinarians and their families, has helped to raise $200,000 in the past two years by donating $5 from each sale of the company’s livestock, pig and poultry vaccines and drenches.

“We are very passionate about improving mental health in rural areas – and we are proud to once again partner with beyondblue to tackle these very real issues affecting rural communities and farmers,” says Zoetis Vice President, Australia and New Zealand Lance Williams.

The money raised goes directly to the beyondblue Support Service providing advice and support for people 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

People can support the Zoetis initiative from August 1 to October 31, 2018. For every Zoetis cattle, sheep, pig, poultry or goat vaccine or parasiticide sold by Zoetis, the animal health supplier will donate $5, up to $100,000 to beyondblue. Visit your local rural or animal health supplier.

Zoetis has teamed up with beyondblue to provide resources to help people in Australia living in rural areas manage their mental health.

We all have good days and bad days. Then there are those days when something isn't quite right, you've got something on your mind, you’re having trouble sleeping, or things just seem too much. Some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) - it's important to remember that support is available, and things can get better.

Anxiety and depression checklist

Use this simple checklist to find out if you may have been affected by anxiety and depression during the past four weeks.

The higher your score, the more likely you are to be experiencing anxiety and/or depression.

Staying well

Staying well is about finding a balance that works for you, but there are some general principles that most people find useful.

Read more here.

Getting support

There are a range of effective ways to treat anxiety and depression, and the sooner you seek support, the sooner you can start to recover.

Find out more here.

John’s Story

John experienced depression for more than a decade, while managing his farm in the Wimmera district. John speaks of his experience of depression, its impact on his life, family, farming and his life today.

Watch John’s story here.

Talk it through with beyondblue:

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health issues, contact beyondblue on 1300 22 4636 at any time to talk through your concerns.

 

Suicide or crisis support:

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.

To talk to someone now call: Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or Lifeline 13 11 14

 

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To contribute to the Ripple Effect initiative and help save lives, we need your insights to reduce the stigma of suicide in rural communities. Register at www.therippleeffect.com.au Video from www.therippleeffect.com.au

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