Wheatbelt farmers receive mental health helping hand

A leading animal health company has helped raise funds for mental health support across regional Western Australia.

Zoetis has partnered with Beyond Blue to donate $300,000 to the organisation's support service, which aids in providing mental health support to rural communities.

The company donated $5 from each sale of the company's livestock, pig and poultry vaccines, and drenches, over the past three years.

Beyond Blue lead clinical adviser Dr Grant Blashki said farmers were vulnerable to mental health challenges due to stressful weather-associated events and financial worries.

"In the medical profession we know that when stressful events happen together, like droughts, floods and financial worries, they can really take a toll on people's mental health well beyond the farm gate, it ripples through our regional communities and touches everyone," he said.

Zoetis has committed to raise another $100,000 through its partnership with Beyond Blue, between July 15 and October 31.