Embrace FARM are to host an Accident Support Group Meeting for bereaved families, survivors and witnesses of farm accidents from the Galway, Mayo and Roscommon area.
The meeting will be held in the Corralea Court Hotel, The Square, Tuam at 8pm on Friday November 25th and
Embrace FARM hope to meet new families that they have not met yet.
The meeting will be facilitated by Peter Gohery from Eyrecourt, who is a leading member of the IFA, an accident survivor himself and is also a Health & Safety consultant to the Agri and construction sectors.
The aim of the meeting is to bring families together, to forge relationships with one another so that they in turn can provide support at local level.
In talking to the attendees Embrace FARM hope to establish what advice and help they need most. Peter Gohery will let families know what services are available through other charity/support organisations, from the Agri industry and farm organisations. Embrace FARM will also attempt to find out what the organisation can do in an advocacy role at industry and government level.
These support meetings are informal and there will be personal accounts from people bereaved by a farm accident, survivor accounts and a professional bereavement counsellor will be available to discuss the impact of loss and trauma on bereaved families.
All participants will have the opportunity during these meetings to chat to others on a one to one basis, to connect with other bereaved families and to make new friends who can share their experiences during a very difficult period in their lives.