Open call for farmer health, safety and wellbeing projects
Darren Carty
The projects which will be funded from the Department’s dedicated farm safety budget cover farm safety, farmer physical health and mental health and wellbeing.
3 July 2024 News
Some €850,000 available for farm safety projects
Farmers’ physical and mental health, safety and overall wellbeing are central to this new project funded by the Department of Agriculture.
26 June 2024 News
Better understanding of causes of farmer suicide is key – Teagasc
The total number of farmers dying by suicide is following the same pattern as the overall population, according to Teagasc researcher Dr David Meredith.
Desperate Farmwife: bullying in a small, rural school is difficult to navigate
Are kids just being kids, or is there more going on? Our Desperate Farmwife doesn’t have all the answers, but she is always there for her children (and her cows).
19 June 2024 Features
News Podcast: politics, AD and farmer mental health
Get the latest farming news from our news team.
31 May 2024 News
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.
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.
29 May 2024 Feature
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