Rural Support has announced 'Coping with the Pressures of Farming Workshops' for farming families.

Veronica Morris, CEO of Rural Support said: “The farming industry continues to face many stressful factors which are outside of their control including rising input costs, rising interest rates, animal disease and farm inspections, while also often working in isolation.

"To handle these sorts of challenges, having a high level of mental fitness is essential. As we move into a new year, we are asking farmers and their families across Northern Ireland to make increasing their mental fitness a priority and participate in one of our free ‘Coping with the Pressures of Farming’ workshops.”

The 'Coping with the Pressures of Farming' workshops are delivered across Northern Ireland to farmers and farm families under CAFRE’s Farm Family Key Skills Programme.

The workshop which is free to attend, focuses on how to recognise the symptoms of excessive stress; exploring ways to build resilience, develop strong mental fitness and learn how to access specialist support. They also encourage participants to identify changes they could make to their lifestyle and/or business practices to improve outcomes for both the individual and the farm enterprise.

The workshops includes the following;

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 7.30pm- Gransha Hall, 47 Gransha Rd, Enniskillen, BT92 2BH

Spaces are limited so to register please contact Rural Support’s Farm Support Unit by contacting their Freephone number 0800 138 1678 or email

Places can also be booked via CAFRE’s website as these workshops are part of their Farm Family Key Skills programme.