By Susan Sandys - "Talking at a free Healthy Thinking breakfast seminar held by Farmstrong at the Hotel Ashburton earlier this month, attended by about 30 farmers, Dr Mulholland instructed in healthy thinking strategies. One of those was to ask the question “Have you twigged yet?”, playing on the acronym, TWiG."
By Diane Bishop - "Dr Tom Mulholland is on a mission. He wants farmers to look after their physical wellbeing and mental health, or the "top two inches" as he calls it. "It's a bit like applying fertiliser to the top paddock - if you stick it in the shed it doesn't work," Mulholland said."
From FG Insight - "Dr Mulholland is now part of a new initiative helping farmers think more healthily. He asks: “How emotionally fit are you? How are you controlling the volatility between your ears? Farmers are generally good at looking after land and stock, but when we asked farmers what proportion of their time they felt stressed or frustrated, the answer came out at 42 per cent."
By Genevieve Steven - "The programme was organised by Lincoln University Future Leader Scholars, in conjunction with Farmstrong, to equip rural professionals in New Zealand with the tools to take care of their own well-being when faced with farmers who were under a lot of pressure."