Local farmers urged to walk and talk about mental health this evening

Local farmers are being urged to walk and talk about mental health this evening.

The IFA in County Monaghan is hosting their ‘Let’s Talk and Walk’ event at 7.30pm at Lough Muckno Forest Park in Castleblayney. The walk is being organised to support the Green Ribbon campaign this May.

The Green Ribbon campaign is a month-long campaign to get people talking openly about mental health and to break the stigma of silence associated with mental health. Janet Hill is the Farm Families Chairperson with the IFA in County Monaghan, she says it’s been a very tough period for local farmers.