Help for people in need
Guided by our vision for “Health for all, Hunger for none” and our purpose, “Science for a Better Life”, we are committed to supporting the health, nutrition, and wellbeing of those most vulnerable.
Our community partnerships enable us to respond to pressing needs in our local communities.
Bayer Australia has announced a new partnership with Active Farmers to support the delivery of fitness programs across rural Australia, aimed at improving the physical and mental wellbeing of farming communities in remote areas and drought affected communities.
The fitness program, not only helps farmers to get physical, but also tackles mental illness. While the prevalence of mental illness is considered similar in urban and regional Australia, the rate of suicide is almost double in remote areas.1
Founder and CEO of Active Farmers Ginny Stevens says: “For farmers and people living in rural communities, the benefits of participating in group fitness aren’t just physical but mental and social as well. The support of Bayer Australia will not only allow us to expand our reach, but offer free group fitness classes for 4 weeks to those situated in drought affected areas. This support will make a true difference to the health and wellbeing of more rural communities across Australia.”
Commencing in 2020, Bayer Australia will be a platinum partner of Active Farmers for an initial three-year period.
For more information visit: www.activefarmers.com.au