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Junior Minister placing focus on mental health for Farm Safety Week

Jul 21, 2021 16:07 By News Northern Sound
Junior Minister placing focus on mental health for Farm Safety Week Junior Minister placing focus on mental health for Farm Safety Week
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Junior Minister Martin Heydon says farming has become even more isolating for some due to covid-restrictions.

The Minister of State with responsibility for Farm Safety has warned that "everything can change in a split second" when working on the farm.

It's Farm Safety Week across Ireland and the UK and Martin Heydon says it's a really important week because farms "continue to be the most dangerous workplace in the country".

He's urged farmers to take time before every job to consider the risks involved.

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The Junior Minister says farming can be a solitary profession and has become even more isolating for some due to the covid-restrictions.

Speaking on The Wider View, he said there is a greater focus on mental health for this year's Farm Safety Week:

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