Emotional Support / Helpline / Outreach / Technical
David joined Rural Support as a volunteer in 2013. David still actively farms and has done so for approximately 40 years with experience in beef and sheep. David graduated with a degree in accountancy but has since completed a Diploma in Counselling where he has since worked with individuals experiencing family difficulties and personal stress. He is a good listener, empathetic and has practical experience when it comes to dealing with technical issues. He has a good understanding and knowledge of current challenges and issues facing farmers.
David enjoys taking calls on the helpline and the challenges this can bring – picking up on moods/vibes when people are not forthcoming with information. Likes dealing with a variety of issues and people.