·COPING DURING COVID: HELPING FARMERS & AGRI-EMPLOYEES MANAGE STRESS & BUILD RESILIENCE·

This is a practical webinar discussing how stress impacts our mental, emotional and physical health and the actions we can take to build resilience.

This is the first instalment of a two-part series to help farmers and agri-employees deal effectively with the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis. This is a collaboration between Rearing To Go and Créde Performance.

Part 2 will be a Facebook Live panel discussion between dairy farmers and mental health advocates Peter & Paula Hynes, industry experts Michael Oakes, dairy farmer & Chairman of Dairy Board NFU and Cathal McCormack, Country Manager at Alltech Ireland and myself, Créde Sheehy-Kelly on 30.04.20 at 7.00pm on the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/Peter-Paula-…

Join us there for an in-depth discussion of how the COVID crisis is creating challenges for farmers and agri-employees and what supports are available to help. There will also be a Q and A session where viewers can ask questions of the expert panel.

Relevant time stamps:

38:27 Tips for how to support other people in looking after their mental & emotional wellbeing

45:12 Mental health organisations and helpline information

Progressive Muscle Relaxation free audio resource:

https://www.credeperformance.com/resources/guided-pmr-relaxation/

*** This webinar is intended to help people to deal with mild to moderate levels of stress and pressure. If you are feeling significantly stressed, overwhelmed and require immediate mental health support please contact your GP or the Samaritans (hotline 116 123 ROI & UK, www.samaritans.org)