Living in rural areas on farms or in small country towns is a great lifestyle for many but for some, it can bring depression, isolation and loneliness. Below are links for help and resources.


Two Rivers Community Trust, based in Darfield, is a local community support group. For those in need, a food bank, advocacy, networking, budgeting advice are available.

Email: or visit their website to find out more...

Other helpful links

Allright Getting through together

Like Minds Like minds, like mine

Farmstrong Live well, farm well

Common Ground Helping parents, families, whānau and friends to support young people to manage hard times and enjoy happier lives.

Are You OK? Family violence; it's not OK Ph: 0800 456 450

I've Got Your Back Campaign helping communities to look out for each other

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