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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Mental health on farm women's group's agenda

By David Tucker

The newly-established South East Women in Farming group will draw on the experiences of people who have triumphed over adversity when they hold an evening discussion on mental health and building resilience in the Millrace Hotel, Bunclody, tonight (Tuesday, June 13).

George Graham, a former world sheep shearing champion from Gorey, and mental health advocate, will share the story of his struggle with mental illness and how seeking help and talking about his illness has brought about improvements in his life.

On bouncing back from adversity, Margaret Hoctor, from Kilmullen Farm, in neighbouring Wicklow, will talk about her journey from being a senior director at Lansdowne Market Research to being made redundant, establishing the Kilmullen Farm brand and becoming a life coach.

She has many tips on building resilience and getting herself back on track from her own experience and from what she has learned on her journey which will be they key focus of her story.

Minding our mental health may not be high on our list of priorities but it is part of who we are,

it influences many aspects of our lives, including our relationships and our work, while also helping us to cope with the demands of life.

Admission is €5.

For more information please contact Jane Kavanagh on 087 2223672 or Margaret Hoctor on 086 2797089.

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