The farm support charity Tir Dewi is extending its reach into Powys, Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy this summer.

Since its launch in 2017, the charity has supported over 200 farmers and their families in west Wales with issues raining from isolation, the burden of administration, financial pressures and the volume and complexity of farming work.

Elen Skyrme, who is leading the launch into Powys for Tir Dewi, said a recent survey of farmers resulted in unanimous agreement that more support was needed.

“It was clear that there is no single issue and therefore no single solution,’’ she said.

“Tir Dewi volunteers work with farmers, whatever their problem, to help them find their solution.’’

The survey also concluded that two thirds of farmers are reluctant to ask for help as they are concerned about confidentiality, embarrassment, or shame.

Gareth Davies, chief executive officer of Tir Dewi, said farmers are naturally concerned about their reputation in a community where almost everyone knows each other.

“Tir Dewi provides a truly confidential service and will never judge a farmer on their circumstances. We are here to help.’’

To facilitate its expansion, Tir Dewi is now looking for volunteers to join its team in Powys and North Wales.

“Volunteers can offer as much or as little time as they like. Training and support will be provided,’’ said Mr Davies.

“If you feel that you can help or want to know more, please contact us at’’