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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Rural mental health

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Rural mental health

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Start times: 2.00pm (private) 2.30pm (public)

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MPs quiz rural representatives for mental health inquiry

The Committee started its inquiry into rural mental health because mental health services are often concentrated in areas of high population density – towns and cities – while access to services in remote or rural areas is often limited. At the same time, farming and other agricultural-related professions are known to face particular mental health challenges, with higher-than-average rates of depression and suicide.

The session on 26 April will see MPs question four panels with expertise and lived experience.

Meeting details

At 2.00pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Rural mental health
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Rural mental health
Founder and Chief Executive at Rural Mental Health Matters
CEO at Gloucestershire Rural Community Council
At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Rural mental health
Chief Executive at Off the Record Bristol
Chief Executive at Mancroft Advice Project
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Rural mental health
Chief Executive Officer at Farming Community Network (FCN)
Chief Executive at Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Rural mental health
Director at Vetlife
Senior Vice President at British Veterinary Association


The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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