RURAL Support’s ‘Coping with the Pressures of Farming’, delivered under CAFRE’s Farm Family Key Skills programme, continues after a successful pilot earlier in 2020 which saw over 350 farming family participants learn about how to deal with pressures on the farm and develop skills in emotional and mental wellbeing.
A few of the participants comments included:
‘Very informative. Never attended an evening like it’.
‘Great interactive meeting, would recommend anyone to attend – worthwhile!’
‘Very good presentation. Many need this information’.
The programme helps the farming com-munity to learn about creating positive mental health and how to support others who may be struggling. The workshops are fun and interactive and focus on how to recognise the symptoms of stress; explore ways to build resilience and develop strong mental fitness and how to access specialist support – both for the participant and their loved ones and networks.
Workshops are free and available to the farmers and farm families across Autumn and Winter 2021/2022 at various locations across the region.
Several dates have been arranged for open workshops across October as follows:
n Monday, October 4, 7.30pm – The Courthouse, Kesh, County Fermanagh;
n Thursday, October 7, 7.30pm – Garvagh Community Hall, Castlederg, County Tyrone;
n Tuesday, October 12, 7.30pm – The Wald Centre, Cullyhanna, County Armagh;
n Thursday, October 14, 7.30pm – St Eugene’s Hall, Dregish, County Tyrone;
n Wednesday, October 20, 7.30pm – Mayobridge
GAC, Mayobridge, County Down.
These workshops are open for registration via CAFRE’s website on www.cafre.ac.uk/business-courses/coping-with-the-pressures-of-farming/
If internet access isn’t available please call Victoria Ross at Rural Support on 028 8676 0040, who will assist with registration. In addition, closed group sessions can also be arranged by contacting the Farm Support Unit via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 028 867 60040.