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Video Clip Showing The Therapeutical Power Of The Countryside For Stressed People

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& type

Audiovisual and Media:

  • Video Clip
  • Keyword(s)

    Public awareness, Rural life, Social services, Society, Urban


    This video informs about a novel idea in Sweden of supporting rehabilitation of people who are suffering from long-term, stress-related illnesses on farms. The approved, participating farms allow the clients/patients to "exist" by doing the small things that allow the body and mind to use its capacity. Contact with animals is an important part of the process, and overall it gets people involved in activities outside their personal illness and problem environment. The 1'50 video clip shows patients taking part in normal farming activities, and is interspersed with details about how and why this kind of therapy works.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [SE] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The idea of the video clip is to show and illustrate how people suffering from long-term stress related illnesses can be helped to rehabilitate through contact and activities on farms on a regular basis, particularly involving farm animals.

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Marginalised and Disabled
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • EU Institutions
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Youth
  • General Public
  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Other General Audience
  • Technical information

    WMV / Windows media file, 1'50 minutes, Swedish language with English sub-titles.

    Date produced



    Swedish National Rural Network Support Unit (NSU)

    Distribution & Promotion

    Swedish National Rural Network Support Unit (NSU)

    Name of organisation

    Swedish National Rural Network

    Type of

    National Rural Network



    Name of contact person

    Jessica Hagård


    551 82 Jönköping, Sweden


    00 46 36 155000