Raising Awareness Around Mental Health In The Agricultural Sector 13th September 2019

Updated: Sep 10, 2019


Background Information


On the back of its success, Rearing to Go was launched in the UK at Halton Farms in Cheshire by Peter, Paula and Georgina Hynes on July 15th.

A mental health conference and workshop will be followed by a livestock charity auction with celebrity auctioneers at Halls Livestock Auction Centre, Shrewsbury on September 13th, 2019.

Read the full article below.


It was fantastic to finally meet Peter,Paula and Georgina On the 15th July at Halton Farms. We look forward to seeing them all again on the 13th September.



#RearingToGo is a mental health awareness campaign set up by Peter & Paula Hynes in late 2018 with its main aim being to

•Create awareness around mental health in the agricultural sector

•Promote mental wellbeing in agricultural sector

•Fundraise for charities already working in mental health & suicide prevention

Following on from the successful RearingToGo calf auction on the 2nd March 2019 which raised over €14,000 in the auction ring and almost €19,000 in total for Teac Tom and sponsored by Volac from the beginning, RearingToGo have again linked up with Volac to bring the campaign to the UK due to the overwhelming support from farmers in the UK.

On the 13th September 2019 RearingToGo will hold a Conference and Workshop on mental health and wellbeing followed by an auction of calves and breeding hoggets at Halls Livestock Auction centre in Shrewsbury.

The conference will include speakers from UK Charities, NFU vice president Stuart Roberts along with other industry experts while the workshop will be run by Crede Sheehy-Kelly, a leading high-performance psychologist and mental wellbeing expert. The aim of the workshop is to help build resilience and provide people with practical tools to manage their mental wellbeing on a daily basis.

The auction which will take place in the afternoon following the conference / workshop will again have celebrity auctioneers. RearingToGo is asking farmers to donate calves or breeding hoggets and in return anyone who donates a calf will receive a bag of Volac Blossom milk replacer while anyone who donates a hogget will receive a bag of Volac Lamlac milk replacer.

All proceeds from the action will go directly to the 3 following charities

•Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy

• DPJ Foundation

• FCN Charity

Each of whom already do tremendous work in the sector.

RearingToGo are very grateful to the NFU who have widely supported us in putting the event together in the UK and also to the following sponsors


•Halls GB

•Irelands Genetics


•Kite Consultancy

Farmers Guardian media partner.

The conference will be a free event however we would ask attendees to pre-register on Eventbrite. If require a link please email events@agchap.com

Anyone who wishes to donate an animal to the auction can do so by contacting peterhynes1979@gmail.com , 00353 87 0644678 , by contacting us on social media @RearingG or by contacting any of the three chosen charities .


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