Rural Support

Rural Support

The Estate Building
Loughry College
Cookstown
BT80 9AA
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

The Rural Support office is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

The Rural Support helpline is open 9am-9pm, Monday to Friday.

Everyone's circumstances are different. Rural Support helps many farmers and rural dwellers across Northern Ireland. From financial pressures, physical and mental health concerns, family circumstances to paperwork, Rural Support can help.

The Rural Support helpline provides a listening and signposting service for farmers and rural dwellers across Northern Ireland. Callers to the helpline are from all ages and backgrounds and come from every part of Northern Ireland.

Our volunteers and mentors understand the challenges facing the farming community.  Changing family circumstances from bereavement, retirement and difficult relationships, as well as isolation and loneliness, can cause worry, depression and stress.  We do not judge.  Having someone outside the family can help guide you.  

Confidential Support

We will listen to your concerns and work with you to find the best way ahead.  Support is available through the confidential Rural Support helpline.  Face to face meetings provide dedicated support, give guidance during times of need and tackle rural stress.

Farm Business Support

Farming while rewarding can sometimes be stressful; having outside assistance can help.  Our Farm Business Support helps rural families and dwellers tackle farm business issues such as finance, debt or paperwork.  We understand business decisions for the future can be difficult.  We can help you look at realistic business options.  Rural Support's one on one business mentors provide experienced independent support.  Our dedicated resilience and succession workshops across Northern Ireland also provide valuable farm business guidance.

Social Farming Support

Social Farming is an innovative use of agriculture to promote therapy, rehabilitation, social inclusion, education and social services in rural areas.  Social Farming enables people in need of support to engage in meaningful farm-based activities under the supervision of the farmer.

All calls are confidential. The helpline is available 9am-9pm, Monday to Friday (voicemail and support options available at all other times). The helpline number is 0800 138 1678 (Freephone from all UK landlines & mobiles).

 

Rural Support's Content

Job | Full Time

Chief Executive

Rural Support

£37,849 - £43,662
COOKSTOWN
Simple Power Chief Executive Philip Rainey and Rural Support Cief Executive Jude McCann with producers and packers at the Hamper Scheme packing day 2017
News

Rural Support

Rural Support and wind energy company, Simple Power, are celebrating the success of their ‘Christmas Hamper Scheme’, which has helped over 100 farming and rural families this Christmas.
Simple Power Chief Executive Philip Rainey with Rural Support Chief Executive Jude McCann
News

Rural Support

Farming and rural charity, Rural Support, and local wind energy company, Simple Power, are launching their fifth annual ‘Christmas Hamper Scheme’ aimed at helping farming and rural families in need this festive season.
Rural Support and Simple Power Celebrating Four Years of Partnership
News

Rural Support

Local wind energy company, Simple Power and farming charity, Rural Support, are this month celebrating their highly successful corporate social responsibility partnership’s four year milestone.

News

Rural Support

Local Agri-Businesses Unite to Help Simple Power and Rural Support Deliver over 100 Hampers to Farming Families in Need

News

Rural Support

Farming and rural charity, Rural Support, and local wind energy company, Simple Power, are teaming up again this year to launch the charity’s largest ‘Christmas Hamper Scheme’ aimed at helping farming and rural families in need this festive season.

News

Rural Support

Rural and farming charity, Rural Support, along with CSR partner, Simple Power, recently rolled into the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area for the ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ at the Coleraine Town Hall.

News

Rural Support

Farming charity Rural Support, together with its CSR partner, local wind energy company, Simple Power, has issued advice for farmers to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Monday 10th October and National Farmers Day on Wednesday 12th October.

News

Rural Support

Local wind energy company, Simple Power and farming charity, Rural Support, are this month celebrating the third year milestone of their highly successful corporate social responsibility partnership.

News

Rural Support

Rural and farming charity, Rural Support, is calling on Causeway Coast and Glens residents, councillors and local businesses to attend the ‘Rural Support Roadshow – Call to Action’ as the charity rolls into Coleraine for it third roadshow event.

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Company Number

NI42579

NI Charity Number

NI102591

Team

  • Rural Support
  • Fiona Hanna
  • Lorraine Anthony