Embrace FARM, the farm accident support network, is hosting an information day on Thursday, October 17th at The Hub, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny for anyone who wishes to continue farming after an accident.
‘Living Your New Normal’ - Building your life to continue farming is being brought forward in conjunction with the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoire.
Several people come through the doors of the National Rehabilitation Hospital each year resulting from accidents both on-farm and off.
The purpose of this event is to showcase to people the support organisations and physical adaptations that can be applied to tools and machinery to continue farming after an accident.
Keynote speakers at the event will be Professor Bill Fields of Agrability from the United States; its vision is to enhance the quality of life for farmers and other agricultural workers with disabilities so that they, their families, and communities can continue with life in rural America.
Bill Fields will open up the discussion about this programme and their work.
Enda Murphy, Psychotherapist and Author of ‘Five Steps to Happiness’, will speak to attendees about our mental and emotional wellness.
Enda’s message is ‘the solution is simply to stop trying to be perfect’ in how we view ourselves and what we do in life.
A fireside discussion panel will feature farm accident survivors and how they have coped with the trauma of life since the accident from both the survivor’s point of view and from their families.
There will be an opportunity to speak to support organisations showcasing their services on the day as well as view some adapted machinery and see how this has made lives easier for those continuing farming after an accident.
Entry to the day is free of charge and includes lunch for all attending.