The Rural Stress Information Network
In 1966 Nick Reid, a rural chaplain in Hereford and Kevin Evans, a MAFF worker, thought that all rural charities such as the Addington Fund, an Association of Agricultural Chaplains, the RABI should come together. The result was an umbrella organisation: RSIN – the Rural Stress Information Network. For the first few years the RSIN had a very low profile before gaining a massive financial boost during the Foot & Mouth outbreaks. Three years on, with rural isolation problems having added to stress levels, Geoff King went to see RSIN’s SW Co-ordinator, James Morrish, who explains how the organisation is helping farmers to cope.