The DPJ Foundation is offering free mental health awareness training online to anyone who works in or lives in the agricultural sector in Wales.

As part of a grant from Welsh Government announced last year, the Pembrokeshire-based foundation initially booked several sessions across Wales to train up those in the community with the skills in mental health awareness.

Due to Covid-19, sessions moved online in July and August but were quickly booked up due to high demand and further sessions have been organised for September and October.

Kate Miles, charity manager at the DPJ Foundation, said: "In these uncertain times, with the additional stresses and strains caused by the pandemic having a lasting impact on the mental health of many people, it’s more important than ever to provide this training.

"These sessions will give confidence to those living and working in agricultural communities, to look out for each other and use their skills to get support to those who need it."

The training looks at:

• How to spot the signs of someone struggling with their mental health

• What to do when you spot these signs

• Suicide awareness

• Encouraging somebody to access help

• Looking after your own mental health

The one-off sessions are three hours long and take place over a series of dates and times. These sessions are specially for those who work in agriculture in Wales.

Each participant will get a resource pack sent out to them following the training. For more information call Kay on 07984 169507 or to book on head to