The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.
FCN has over 400 volunteers, located throughout England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture and therefore have a great understanding of the issues farm workers and farming families regularly face. Our volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of whether the issue is personal or business-related.
In addition to local groups of volunteers, FCN runs a confidential national helpline and e-helpline which is open every day of the year from 7am-11pm. The helpline receives approximately 100-150 calls every month.
Our volunteers will “walk with” anyone who seeks support and help them find a positive way through their problems – for as long as it is needed. We have helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes.
FCN also runs an online resilience hub called FarmWell - full of the most useful information to help keep your farm business, and yourself, resilient through changing times and help you plan positively for the future. https://farmwell.org.uk & https://farmwell.wales