Welcome to Navigate for Her

A community of rural women learning to find joy in the juggle of farm, family and life

About Us This community is for YOU

About Navigate for Her

Navigate for Her is the online community brought to you by Steph Schmidt, farm life psychologist and founder of ACT for Ag.

We bring together rural women struggling with the juggle of farm, family, and life. Together we are learning Together we are learning practical and accessible psychological skills and strategies. In this community, we will be reminded, and start small daily steps to build healthy habits. Joining the Navigate for Her community connects you with other rural women who "get it". 

Together, we are:

🌟 Learning to navigate the challenges life throws at us;

🌟 Focus on what we can control and let go of what we can't;

🌟 Show up as the people we truly want to be;

🌟 Grow ourselves and our relationships even during tough times.

Founded by Steph Schmidt, a psychologist, farmer,  wife, and mum - the Navigate for Her Community is a place to be informed, reminded and connected with the tools to stay on track, even during tough times.



Farming life is amazing and challenging, rewarding and hard, exciting and exhausting - and all the things. 

Like you, we love our life on the land, but we know just how much we (and our relationships, farm, and business) benefit when we take steps to look after ourselves. 

Ready to let go of the struggle?


Why you should join?

In this community you will:

  • Be Connected with other rural women just like you, struggling with the juggle of farm, family and life
  • Learn practical, evidence-based (and paddock-tested) tools to manage stress and uncertainty
  • Let go of the struggle, embrace the juggle, find joy in the little moments
  • Be Reminded to take small steps towards who you really want to be
  • Most importantly, find a community of like-minded people who just get it

Love the sound of this - join us now!

This community is for you. It's a place where you will be connected with others who are also learning to navigate the juggle of farming life. Together, we will learn and apply psychological tools and strategies to help us stay on track, even during tough times. We will remind each other and stay accountable to practice moving towards what really matters most to us - even during tough times.



Managing relationships, children, work, and business pressures. In farming, we face many challenges outside of our control – unpredictable weather, uncertainty in income, and expenses with changing prices for both our inputs and income.

 Every day we navigate the choices we make. 

When we are stuck on autopilot it can feel like much of life is out of our control, like life is happening to us, rather than by us. 

By building skills in psychological flexibility you can get back control over the choices you make, and the actions you take.

Navigate for Her

Ready to let go of the struggle and embrace the juggle? 
Join us in Navigate for Her 

 Together we are learning to let go of the struggle, embrace the juggle, and show up as who we truly want to be. So that we can enjoy the little moments, find ourselves again, and find joy on the farm and in our relationships.

Within this community,  you will get access to: 

  • Live Monthly Masterclasses with phenomenal rural women exploring a range of different topics, with a focus on taking actionable steps through the month
  • Live monthly "Cuppa on the Couch" group sessions with Steph
  • Access to Finding Your Feet - brief video course with tools to get you on track and improve your wellbeing
  • Connection, Community, and Belonging with other Rural women who just get it
  • All members receive your own printed ACT for Ag toolkit posted to you

In joining Navigate for Her, you will join other rural women who want to find the joy in the little moments,  who want to let go of the struggle and embrace the juggle,  who want to strengthen themselves so that they can find joy,  calm and beauty even during times of stress and chaos on the farm.

I'm in - connect me to Navigate for Her


Upcoming Masterclass Events:

Every month we are joined by a remarkable rural woman. Masterclasses are recorded live and available on video or audio to watch or listen at a time that suits you.
Our upcoming guests include:

  • Noelene Brown
  • Sally Murfet
  • Carmen Quade
  • Laura Higgins

Who is Steph Schmidt?

The Navigate for Her community was founded by Steph Schmidt. Navigate for Her is a community under the business ACT for Ag. Steph founded ACT for Ag after winning the 2020 SA AgriFutures Rural Women's Award.

As a psychologist, farmer, wife, and mum - and above all, just a human being, trying to do her best in a tricky world, Steph could see the need to do mental health differently for farmers and rural people.

After winning the 2020 SA AgriFuture's Rural Women's Award, Steph developed the ACT for Ag program and toolkit - focusing on combining her lived experience of farming life and her knowledge as a psychologist - to bring simple, psychological strategies to rural people.
In 2021, Steph was awarded the Safework SA Augusta Zadow Award, to help her develop the ACT for Ag program into a community of rural women and men who want to do better - for themselves, their relationships, and their farms.

Why ACT for Ag?

ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or training). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a science-backed approach to behaviour change which helps us to build psychological flexibility.

In a nutshell...Psychological flexibility helps us to adapt to challenging situations, unhook from tricky stories in our minds, and choose to do what matters most to us, even during tough times.

Psychological flexibility has been shown to be beneficial in every area of life. People who are more psychologically flexible tend to:

  • Cope better with challenging situations
  • Manage stress and uncertainty better
  • Have healthier relationships
  • Have higher quality of life
  • Have lower levels of anxiety and depression
  • Less work related stress and greater productivity and enjoyment at work


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