Final run of ‘Coping with the Pressures of Farming’ workshops

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PRESSURES: Rural Support is holding its final “Coping with the Pressures of Farming” workshops.

RURAL Support continues to provide relevant training and free services to farmers and farm families across Northern Ireland, with its final workshop dates taking place at various venues in the coming weeks.

These workshops are part of CAFRE’s Farm Family Key Skills Programme.

This free training provides practical support and guidance with the specific aim of helping participants identify stress points, both in themselves and others, and learn how to deal with them.

The training focuses on how to recognise the symptoms of excessive stress, exploring ways to build resilience and develop strong mental wellbeing.

It will also focus on how to access specialist support when it is needed. Participants also learn how to support family, friends and neighbours who may also be struggling with certain issues in their lives.

“I was reluctant to attend at first but I’m so glad I did as I found the workshop extremely informative and I learnt a lot from it,” said a recent participant of the programme.

“The facilitators were great and pitched it at the right tone to the audience. I would highly recommend it to all farming families!”

The workshops are delivered by two Rural Support facilitators, who also regularly work with farmers and farm families on a variety of issues, bringing a wealth of experience and understanding of the challenges, as well as expertise to help overcome them.

Upcoming dates and locations of the workshops include:

March 16 at Minterburn Presbyterian Church, Aughnacloy at 7.30pm;

March 23 at The Old Courthouse, Kesh at 7.30pm.

Workshops are open to both men and women as well as young people over the age of 16 years old. If you would like to take part or would like more information please register with Rural Support by phoning 028 8676 0040 or email

n Pre-registration is recommended to secure a place. This programme is funded under the EU Rural Development Programme.


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