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    Default farm stay for single parents experiencing depression/anxiety or burnout.

    Hi guys

    I am a social worker and I am looking at setting up a farm to accommodate single parents that have burnout and have been diagnosed with depression/anxiety. Primarily, my farm would offer a length of stay for single parents that need to get away and be supported whilst they 'recuperate' and be able to have their kids with them as they don't have a viable avenue to take care of their kids. I would love some feedback about this venture and any ideas or suggestions would be very much appreciated

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    I'm not a single mum but I think it's a brilliant idea

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    Brilliant idea

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    Im not a single mother but I think thats a beautiful idea Good on you for thinking up such a great idea

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    What a FANTASTIC idea!!!!! How would you fund it though?

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    I would definitely make use of something like this. As a single mother who's DD's dad walked out of her life 4 months ago at age 9 while I was recovering from a complete break down and diagnosed bipolar my poor girl has severe separation anxiety, to the point she now wants me to home school her, and getting that time out and help, for us both, is so hard.

    I also wonder how you would fund it though as part of my diagnoses was my financial problems so as much as I'd love to go, I can't even afford a night in the dingiest caravan park these days, let alone a farm stay.

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    Hi guys

    Thanks so much for the feedback! In regards to funding - I'm not sure yet...I guess at this stage I am just looking at putting it all together and having an objective. Once I have a proposal, I can start submitting it to the relevant places. At this stage, I am just looking at the logistics of it and how much it is needed. I went through burn-out last year and I had a 3 year old and a teenager, and I wouldn't have coped without family and friends. However, I still had to cope on my own - a lot. It made me wonder how many other parents out there had/were experiencing this, and what they felt they needed to get them through.

    I think that some sort of sanctuary, like a farm, and heaps of support and down time is vital for someone to recover. Added to the mix is their children, and a lot of us don't have avenues that we can leave our kids for x amount of time so that we can get back on our feet. From my own experience, having my kids nearby and knowing that I still had to be Mum, probably made my recovery faster and still normalised my role.

    Please keep giving me your ideas, thoughts and feedback. It might be the difference between a thought and a reality

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    I think its a fantastic idea. I would of attended something like this in my darkest days had it been available.
    Even just for a weekend 'away' from reality as its really hard to get away on holidays when you are on a tight budget.

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    What a wonderful idea! I'm not single, but I would totally do it

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