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Farmer Writes: tracking time and money
Kieran Sullivan
Kieran Sullivan says that he keeps a record of invoices and tracks time spent on the farm every Friday.
8 June 2022 Features
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.
4 June 2022 News
‘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.
'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
A listening ear for overwhelmed vets
Andy Mayne and Louise Taylor volunteer for the helpline Vet Support, which helps vets deal with overwhelm. They speak to Ilka Denker about their experience from Vet Support and their own vet careers
27 April 2022 Careers
Farmers no longer feel valued, MPs told
A frank assessment of mental health within UK agriculture was presented by Jude McCann, who heads up the Farming Community Network.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Over 40% of veterinary professionals experiencing ‘abnormal’ stress levels
A Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) mental health study found that veterinary nurses and vets in non-managerial roles experience higher anxiety levels.
25 April 2022 News
Eat, sleep, work, repeat! Vicious cycle leaves no time for a healthy lifestyle
“If only I had the time, money and motivation, I would be able to change my bad habits.” Don’t change everything, change just one thing at a time is the advice from the experts. Writes Amii McKeever
20 April 2022 Amii
Lambing delivers a form of therapy
Derek Robinson had some extra help on hand to assist with lambing on his Co Down farm.
6 April 2022 Farmer Writes