Vhi support services for Tirlán farmer shareholders continue across 2023


Tirlán is delighted to continue to offer our farmer shareholders access to a free and confidential counselling and information service provided by Vhi Corporate Solutions.


In times of crises or emotional distress, you or your immediate family now have peace of mind that the Support Services for Tirlán Farmer Shareholders (EAP Programme) offers the expert, practical assistance and emotional support required.


At Tirlán, we are committed to bringing this free and confidential service to our Farmer Shareholders for a second successive year and encourage those who might benefit to get in touch.

Examples of some supports available include:

  • Advice on mental health challenges
  • Addictions
  • Financial pressures on and off farm
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Relationships and struggles with parenting


Tirlán Chairman John Murphy said: “This is a great resource for our farmer shareholders, as it is important to promote positive mental health. We’re all aware of the stresses that running a farm, like any business, can bring.


“We would hope that those who need it make good use of this counselling and information service offered through Vhi. We all need to remember that as much as we look after our animal’s health, it is equally important to take a step back and look after ourselves as well. You do not have to be a Vhi Member to avail of this free and confidential service.”


Farmer shareholders also have the option to see a counsellor locally for up to six face-to-face counselling sessions per issue. Whether you decide to get in touch by phone or email, support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


In addition, Support Services for Tirlán Farmer Shareholders also provides access to a Specialist Information Service, Coaching Programmes, Trauma Support and an Interactive Online Portal. We encourage any of our farmer shareholders who feel they may benefit to take advantage of this service and get in touch now.


To avail of this service, please call 1800 995 955 or email [email protected]


Published 18 April 2023



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