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Mental Health & the Rural Community – Impact of the pandemic and how to seek help



Lockdown has taken its toll on our well-being with friends, families and colleagues cut off during the Coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, stay connected with Karen Patterson and guests during these unusual times.

In this episode, farmer, David Devine, talks openly with the broadcaster and fellow farmer, Karen Patterson, about his past experience of poor mental health so others can be aware of the signs.

Plus, Northern Ireland’s New Mental Health Champion, Professor Siobhan O’Neill, discusses how she believes the positive community spirit during this pandemic could be harnessed to help us look out for one another as we face a ‘new normal.’

And the Chief Executive of the Charity ‘Rural Support,’ Veronica Morris, explains how their services can help through these challenging times.