Ben and Liam get nude for mental health

The breakfast pair team up with The Naked Farmer.

Ben Brooksby – the man behind Instagram account The Naked Farmer – spoke to triple j’s Ben & Liam about why he’s got a social media page full of nudes. 

The 24-year-old, who’s a fifth generation farmer from St Helens Plains in Western Victoria, explained that it’s all for a good cause. 

The Nake Farmer educates people on “where our food and fibre actually comes from” and to supports people in the agricultural industry who suffer from mental health issues.

This resonated with Ben, who recently learnt that the suicide rate is 66% higher in rural areas than it is the city. 

“Having grown up on a farm, I know lots of farmers who have and still are going through hard times,’ Ben said. 

“It’s one of the reasons why The Naked Farmer Instagram page resonated with me and I think it is a great way to start a conversation about mental health.”

The Naked Farmer’s fundraising efforts are in aid of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Mental Health Unit, who visit remote towns and properties to provide education, treatment and support.

RFDS also offer a one-on-one first up consultation followed by Skype sessions from your home.

Contact the Royal Flying Doctor Service Mental Health Unit on 1300 887 678 seven days a week (24 hour service). If you have a problem you can also call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636. And you can send your naked.jpgs to Ben @the.naked.farmer.

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