The mental health charity DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 following the death of agricultural worker Daniel Picton-Jones. The foundation aims to support people in rural communities with poor mental health, especially men in the agricultural sector. Agriculture carries one of the highest rates of suicide and with mental health being such a big problem across society the foundation aims to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health and provide support services for those in rural communities.
The foundation initially set up in Pembrokeshire but is now expanding into Powys. The organisation seeks fully qualified counsellors to put the Powys service into place. If you are qualified and interested in applying for these posts then please contact Emma Picton-Jones by emailing: emma(at)thedpjfoundation.co.uk
Find out more about the organisation on the DPJ Foundation website.