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How trees can be a tool for farm resilience
Trees have a role building mental, financial and regulatory resilience on farms, says Ray Ó Foghlú.
29 May 2024 Feature
Social Farming is 'more rewarding than I could ever put words to'
Social Farming offers people the opportunity to spend time on a family farm in a healthy, supportive and inclusive environment.
Weather triggers serious farmer mental health concerns
The general consensus in the agricultural sector is that the mood among farmers is on the floor.
29 May 2024 Feature
Social contact on small farms hit by COVID
A Teagasc survey found that one in 20 small farmers do not have social contact outside of their household any more than once a week.
27 May 2024 News
Young Stock Podcast: a spring to remember and a spring to forget
On this week’s Young Stock Podcast, Amy Forde speaks to John Keane of the Make the Moove initiative about mental health in rural young people.
13 May 2024 News
Farmer referrals to Rural Support double
Overall, 560 farm families contacted Rural Support for help during 2023/2024, with a 40% increase in calls seen during the last six months.
Mental health: ‘why more rural teens than ever are depressed’
As the landscape of youth mental health continues to change, it’s important to speak up and know what services are out there, writes Grace Hanna.
8 May 2024 Health
Tirlán announces new charity partnership with Aware
Ireland’s leading farmer-owned dairy and grain co-operative Tirlán and its employees have chosen Aware as their new charity partner.
26 April 2024 News
Farmers take a break and unite for mental health
Make the Moove and Ballybar Clothing join forces to encourage farmers to take a break from the farm and talk about the challenges they are currently facing, writes Sarah McIntosh.
20 April 2024 News
Motherhood: ‘the fourth trimester can be lonely’
Becoming a mother is a huge transition in any woman’s life but those early days can also be lonely. So, how do you find your tribe to support you through the ‘fourth trimester’? asks Maria Moynihan.
17 April 2024 Features
Keeping a positive mindset amid weather woes
The weather has taken its toll on the morale of farmers. Trying to keep a positive mindset is difficult, but will make it easier to go about the day-to-day jobs.
16 April 2024 Management