Meet our team
Farming in the Welsh Marches, David is all too aware of the overwhelming pressures farmers can face. He is co-chair of the Agricultural Chaplain’s Association and works with the Farming Community Network for Herefordshire.
An area of primary concern for David is mental health issues, particularly those affecting rural youth. Having suffered with depression in his early twenties, David is cognisant of how mental illness, left undiagnosed and untreated can easily escalate and the efficacy of a pair of listening ears at hand or available “where you are and when you need them.”
Nick is a self-supporting Anglican Priest licensed by Hereford Diocese as an Associate Agricultural Chaplain. He has a background in agricultural and rural policy and chaired the West Midlands Rural Affairs Forum for five years and an English-Welsh Cross-border Strategic Forum. His role with Borderlands combines this strategic knowledge with direct pastoral support.
“Through the networks that I belong to I am able to access confidential help and support for farmers in need. Recent examples have included working with the Rural Payments Agency to assist farmers who have had difficulties accessing their basic payment.”