Farmers are being encouraged to reset the way they live and pick up some healthy habits as part of National Farmer Safety Week.
Murra Warra farmer and Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke is urging Wimmera primary producers to look after themselves for National Farm Safety Week.
Mr Jochinke said it was common for farmers to feel overwhelmed due to the jobs' demanding and uncertain nature.
"One of the hardest things farmers deal with is risk, which comes in different forms - we face climate, policy and financial risks," Mr Jochinke said.
"You have to understand what you've got control over and what you haven't - one of the key things that everyone has control over is their wellbeing.
"As a farmer you are also responsible for your employees, friends and family that come to visit the farm - looking after yourself is paramount to making that work."
National Farm Safety Week runs from July 20-25 and aims to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia.
Australian support service Rural Aid said that neglecting to prioritise the wellbeing and welfare of primary producers is just as hazardous as the many on-farm risks.
Rural Aid chief executive John Warlters said farmers can experience stress caused by long working hours, drought, bushfires, financial worries and price uncertainty.
"Farming is already a high-risk job. You're working from heights, with complex machinery, handling livestock, and the single vehicle incident rate is huge," Mr Warlters said.
"There is a correlation between people suffering stress or overwhelm and accidents occurring."
Rural Aid has compiled a five-day wellbeing challenge for primary producers - Monday: Make time to relax, Tuesday: Enjoyable exercise, Wednesday: Talk about what's up, Thursday: Pros and cons list and Friday: Break it down.
Mr Jochinke said farmers often work in isolation and face a lot of challenges, but are not forthcoming in asking for help.
"Farmers have good support networks and it's important that they are speaking to people or getting professional help," Mr Jochinke said.
"We want to make sure everyone can get home safely at the end of the day and enjoy their lives.
"Keeping your network alive is very vital during these challenging times and there is always someone with an open ear."
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