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Supporting those in the agricultural sector with poor mental health by providing support, spreading awareness and training those in farming to be aware of poor mental health and its impact within our communities.

‘A fresh start isn’t a new place. It is a new mindset…’

The DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 in Pembrokeshire, supporting those in the agricultural sector. The mental health farming charity has grown and covers the whole of Wales with all areas of support. The DPJ Foundation works with leading organisations in agriculture including NFU Cymru, FUW, YFC, vets and Welsh Government to help provide an accessible and flexible service.

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Daniel Picton-Jones

The DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 following the death of Daniel Picton-Jones. The DPJ Foundation aims to support those in the agricultural sector suffering from poor mental health. Daniel’s mental health problems went undiagnosed and unseen by many. Daniel was an agricultural contractor, he was part of a sector with one of the highest suicide rates. His widow Emma decided to set up the foundation to support the mental health of those in the farming sector, for those who feel just as Daniel did, providing them with the support that he didn’t know how to get.

Prevention is better than cure.

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends. During talking therapy, a trained counsellor or therapist listens to you and helps you find your own answers to problems, without judging you.

Our counsellors will give you time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It’s an opportunity to look at your problems in a different way with someone who’ll respect you and your opinions.

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Read more about The DPJ Foundation

Through counselling and training we can support the mental health of farmers and people working in rural communities.


We Can Help

Recent Events

Usually the DPJ Foundation are active with events all over Wales, from Mental Health Awareness Talks to Quiz Nights, Charity Balls, Golf Days and Mud Runs.

We have volunteers in the community who are there to provide information about the Foundation and what we can do. Our Regional Champions are based all over Wales. Please get in touch if you’d like more information.

We would love you to help in any way you can, if you feel that you can donate to The DPJ Foundation in any way, either by donating money or your time, please get in touch.

Help to Raise Awareness

"You cannot heal a lifetime of pain overnight, be patient with yourself, it takes as long as it takes to rebuild yourself."