Farmer Health and Wellbeing
John McNamara, Teagasc Farm Safety Specialist looks at stress and Well-being in this video, along with Carlow IT Staff. Springtime can be a particularly stressful time of year. It's important to manage stress. So now this summer take the opportunity to rest, recover and make some time for relaxation
Mental Health is vital for farmers. Farming is a challenging occupation and farm stressors can include:
- Time pressure
- Financial worry
- Long working hours
- Hazardous work
- Unpredictable occurrences.
Social support has been shown to both alleviate mental distress and help solve farming problems. Staying in contact with a health professional through having a regular health check-up is advised. Read also Positive Mental Health in Farming
Get further information on Mental Health issues here
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For further Farm Safety information check out the Farm Safety Week Section on the Teagasc Website.