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NACN team remind farming community across North Antrim to make time for themselves


Northern Area Community Network (NACN) has continued working over recent months engaging with the farming community of North Antrim and reminding them of the importance of remembering to make time for themselves.


NACN team members Susan McLaughlin and Hannah Graham have visited a number of sheep sales, and distributed packs containing emotional wellbeing information and support service telephone numbers.



Aware that a lot of the farming is not a 9-5 job, but rather a lifestyle, and that many farmers often do not get time for themselves, the team also popped a Kit-Kat into the pack - a little reminder to 'Have a break, have a Kit-Kat'!



Reflecting on recent efforts, Project Officer Hannah said:


"It's great to attend these sales and spend time talking to the farmers to hear first hand of their experiences, and remember the importance of the farming community.


"Thank you to Ballymena LiveStock Market for the opportunities and allowing us to come to the sales. We are looking forward to attending more of these events in 2023".



 

Northern Area Community Network and Causeway Rural & Urban Network are supported by the Public Health Agency,  to increase community involvement in promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention, bereaved by suicide support and self harm.  


The Community Networks provid a range of programmes, all with a community development approach to improve people's quality of life. The team always welcome community input and would be keen to hear from any community that they could assist.


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