The IFA is encouraging everyone to attend and support the Green Ribbon walks organised by IFA in partnership with See Change, Coillte, and Mental Health Ireland in support of the Green Ribbon campaign.
Eleven walks have been organised in venues throughout the country during August and September as part of the annual Green Ribbon campaign. The campaign aims to spread awareness about all mental health difficulties to help end mental health stigma and discrimination.
Walks are taking place in both counties Mayo and Galway next month. The Mayo Walk is through Raheen Woods in Castlebar on Saturday, September 10th, while the Galway venue is Knockma Wood on Sunday September 11th.
It has been a difficult year for many farmers with increasing demands and rising input costs contributing to a lot of additional stress and strain on many farm families, and IFA President Tim Cullinane says the Green Ribbon walks provide an opportunity for friends, families and communities to connect.
IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair Alice Doyle said that this year marks the 10th year that IFA have been involved in the Green Ribbon walks.
She told Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley that it's important that there are more conversations to challenge the stigma around mental health...