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Careers
Steps to success: remember to breathe
Contributor
Careers columnist and entrepreneur Caroline Murphy discusses the importance of taking a break and being present during times away from work.
20 July 2022 News
Farmer mental-health survey launched by DCU
Researchers hope to get around 500 respondents to the anonymous online survey between now and the end of August.
20 July 2022 Health
Health: mental health training for agricultural advisors
Agricultural advisors often weren’t sure how to respond when a farmer disclosed serious worry or depression during a consultation, but now they can avail of training to help, writes Margaret Hawkins.
Health and safety tips for beef farms
John McNamara, Francis Bligh and MJ Kelly from Teagasc take a look at some important aspects of farm safety on beef farms.
13 July 2022 Farm safety
Make your mental health a priority
A session at the recent European Dairy Farmer’s conference entitled ‘Be Aware of your Mental Health.’ was chaired by Katherine O’Leary. “If you are feeling unwell, talk to someone".
13 July 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Farmer Writes: tracking time and money
Kieran Sullivan says that he keeps a record of invoices and tracks time spent on the farm every Friday.
22 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Desperate Farmwife: will women’s health ever really be taken seriously?
Religious, secular - our Desperate Farmwife feels these arguments are moot when you consider the approach women’s health has historically been consistently poor.
8 June 2022 Features
‘Social farming’ has potential to address mental health staffing issues
A gathering of farmers opening their farms to people who are socially, physically, mentally or intellectually disadvantaged was held on Wednesday.
4 June 2022 News
'There are perfect parents, they just haven't had any kids yet'
As a mom of five, child psychologist Catherine Hallissey knows children but supporting their parents is how she really supports her young clients. Amii McKeever reports.
25 May 2022 Features
Almost half of farmers don't have a hobby
Another 48% of them said they always or regularly feel they haven't enough time and are constantly chasing their tails.
18 May 2022 News
Dairygold extends free counselling programme to farmer shareholders
The Cork-based co-op said that an increase in input costs was piling additional pressure and stress on farmers.
11 May 2022 News
‘Poor’ or ‘below average’ wellbeing reported by 27% of farmers
Animal disease outbreaks, rural crime and isolation can all be a source of farmer stress, an academic has said.
9 May 2022 News