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The importance of developing positive stress management and mindset skills in young dairy workers

Author: Blake Marshall

Organisation: Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme

Published: 2021

Country: New Zealand

Research type: Report, Quantitative.

Stress management is a learned skill. No one is born with it. We develop stress management skills either good or bad reactively out of our upbringings or life events. Positive stress management is seen as an important skill but there is still much room to proactively develop this in younger dairy staff. The way we handle stress can lead to growth or improved performance or, rarely but tragically at the other end of the range people in extreme distress can take their own lives.

The aim of this report is to provide the industry with a discussion document on the importance of developing positive stress management in young dairy workers.