National Ploughing Championships 2016

See Change are delighted to be attending the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly from September 20th – 22nd.

See Change in partnership with the Irish Farmers Association, Macra na Feirme, the Irish Cattle and Sheep Association, the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, the Irish Countrywomens’ Association and Teagasc, will distribute thousands of free wallet-sized “Talking Cards” to the attendees. The cards feature straight-talking advice aimed at taking the fear out of talking about mental health and encouraging open discussion

 3 days, 280,000 attendees, 7 organisations: 1 message:unnamed

Print your own Talking Cards to cut out and hand out among your friends family and local community.

Find us at the National Ploughing Championships, 20th-22nd September, Tullamore, Co. Offaly                                                                        Stand No. 247 Row 10 Block 2 (Health and Safety Authority tent.)

Why are Irish Farmers a key target group for the See Change campaign?

Research commissioned by the See Change partnership in 2012 on ‘Public Attitudes Towards Mental Health Problems’ identified farmers as a group where stigma is most strongly felt, often to the extent that it prevents Irish farmers from seeking the help that they need. Here are some of the key findings:

Farmers research

 Source: Millward-Browne/ Landsdowne, Public attitudes to mental health problems in Ireland: A benchmark study, See Change, 2012)

See Change will distribute questionnaires at the Ploughing Championships this year which will ask about farmer’s experiences and views in relation to people who have mental health problems and provide us with new insights into this target audience.


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