This year The Riverina Field Days will have a huge focus on Farmer’s Health and well-being, with the purpose of providing free support and advice to anyone needing help or assistance. We have created a ‘Farmers Health Hub’ located between sites 63-83 – just look for the big yellow RUOK? tent! But it’s not just for farmers! The entire community can discover and access a variety of organisations and professional help for FREE! Discover just some of our health exhibitors attending this year’s field days…
R U OK?
National suicide prevention charity R U OK? will be at the Riverina Field Days with their bright yellow tent that’s packed with information and resources to help you learn when and how to ask, “Are you OK?” and start a conversation that could change a life. Come on down for a chat, a cuppa and a chance to learn how you can make a difference.
FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENTS
Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), in partnership with the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH), are proud to be providing FREE farmer health assesments at the Riverina Field Days. Also pick up your free copy of Mental Health Diary – available from their site or at the main gate. (limited copies available)
Throughout both days, an agri-health professional will assess individuals in 20-minutes sessions covering health behaviours, farm practices and social and emotional wellbeing along with a clinical assessment covering diabetes risk, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, vision and BMI. Assessments are on a first in first served basis.
They’ll also have a range of useful resources available, including brochures, cards and factsheets with a wealth of important information.
Collect your free diary from the main gate or at the MPHN site! (limited copies available)
Rural Adversity Mental Health Program
Visit the RAMHP team to talk abour well-being, stress, how to keep mentally well and what to do if someone you know is starting to struggle.
Rural Aid counselling services and community programs help create more sustainable and resilient rural communities as we work towards stronger futures for all Australian farmers.
We understand that healthy minds are essential to healthy lives and help keep our primary producers feeding the nation.
Stop by at the Rural Aid marquee at site 101 for a chat or an individual session with one of our qualified counsellors.
FREE Skin Spot Checks
FREE Skin Spot Checks & Melanoma Information by Dr Irene Grigoris from Riverina Skin Specialists on Saturday 15th May at site 60a.
Pop in and see the friendly team who will be attending the Riverina Field Days. Here’s your chance learn about melanoma and get a free spot check* by a qualified Dermatologist. Limited spaces are available and skin checks will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
* Riverina Skin Specialists recommends getting a regular full body checks rather than relying on spot checks alone.
The free skin cancer spot check is provided by a qualified medical professional who has offered their expertise for anyone concerned about certain lesion(s) on their skin. Its purpose is to raise general awareness about your skin and skin cancer, and therefore a full diagnosis cannot not be provided. As you are having just certain lesion(s) looked at, we recommend you also make your own arrangements for a more thorough full body skin check with your GP or a specialist.
For more details please contact Riverina Skin Specialists on 6962 2666.
FREE Eye Checks
Visit OPSM at site 81 for your free Eye Retinal Scanning and FREE Pressure testing
How well do you hear? Find out with our friends at Hearing Australia. Hop aboard their bus for a free hearing check* and take
the first step toward rediscovering the sounds you love!
Equipped with modern audiology screening technology, Hearing Australia will be conducting FREE hearing checks* at site 60
* Only 15 minute hearing checks are free. Other services may attract charges/fees or may be subsidised for those eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program. A hearing check is a screening that helps identify people that may have hearing loss.
Griffith Prostate Cancer Support Group
Visit them for information, advice and support