YFC’s Across the Hedgerow project

A new initiative called ‘Across the Hedgerow’ has been launched by Rural Support Cookstown in collaboration with the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU).

It will provide older, vulnerable and/or isolated members of the farming community with listening support and companionship via telephone calls with a view to reducing fear and improving mental and emotional wellbeing.

Veronica Morris, chief executive of Rural Support, said: “The ‘Across the Hedgerow’ project, in collaboration with the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster, will provide our most vulnerable people with extra human connection on a regular basis, via the phone, to help lift their spirits and bring some happiness during this uncertain time.”

Rural Support also continues to help farmers and farm families who are facing financial pressures, physical and mental health concerns. Call 028 8676 0040.