On-farm finance mentoring support available

Clodagh Crowe, Project Co-ordinator
Clodagh Crowe, Project Co-ordinator

Rural Support has launched its on-farm business mentoring project.

The project will help Rural Support address the stress which farmers and farm families are currently under but also the impact which stress can have on an individual’s health and wellbeing.

The on-farm business mentoring is open to any farm business experiencing ongoing significant pressures. Rural Support will be able to provide free, confidential, face-to-face support from a business mentor to analyse your current farm business position and help identify options and a way forward. This will include setting goals and measuring progress.

Rural Support will help you to develop an action plan for your farm and support you to take the steps needed to implement changes.

Clodagh Crowe, project co-ordinator said: “It is important for farm family members to know that help is available through this on-farm business mentoring.

“Asking for help is a sign of strength, a way of taking control. A mentor, experienced in agriculture, will be appointed to support you to address concerns in relation to the future of your business to prevent those concerns from having a long term and serious effect on the well-being of those involved.

“I would urge those who feel that they could benefit from this non-judgemental and confidential support to contact us via our helpline.”

If you are interested in availing of the mentoring currently being provided by Rural Support then all it requires is an initial call to the helpline - 0845 606 7 607.

The helpline is available from 8am-11pm, seven days a week (voicemail and support options available at all other times).