Welcome to our Tell it Well stories from people living in the Murrumbidgee.
Sharing stories is part of everyday life. We have done it for centuries –
imparting knowledge, sharing experiences and lessons, or relaying tales of hardship and triumph.
Our Tell it Well stories aim to support people living the Murrumbidgee by letting them know they are not alone on their journey. Provide tips, hints and tricks for improving health and wellbeing generally, and specific details of where to go for more help.
These first eight stories aim to inspire those people living with the impacts of drought by offering practical tips to support their mental health and wellbeing and foster resilience.
We would like to thank each of our storytellers for their contribution to helping improve the health of their local communities.
Benefits of being active are many
Ginny Stevens is the driving force behind Active Farmers.
Growing up on a farm in Tasmania and now living on a farm at Mangoplah, 30kms south of Wagga Wagga, with her husband Andy Ginny knows better than most the challenges farmers face in staying fit and well.
Impact beyond the farm
Growing up on a farm, Michael Gooden knows what it’s like when things get tough on the land.
Seeing paddocks at his family farm being blown away by wind during the Millennium drought, Michael realised he needed to find new ways of managing the land.