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Farmer Health and Wellbeing

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:

  • Isolation
  • Time pressure
  • Financial worry
  • Long working hours
  • Bureaucracy
  • 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 

Watch this video for more on Farmer Health and Wellbeing

For further Farm Safety information check out the Farm Safety Week Section on the Teagasc Website.

All this week on Teagasc Daily we are following the themes of Farm Safety Week on a Daily basis so be sure to check in with Teagasc Daily each day for more