David Thompson

Location: Co. Down
Main areas of volunteer work:

Emotional Support / Helpline / Outreach / Technical

David joined Rural Support as a volunteer in 2013.  David still actively farms and has done so for approximately 40 years with experience in beef and sheep.  David graduated with a degree in accountancy but has since completed a Diploma in Counselling where he has since worked with individuals experiencing family difficulties and personal stress.  He is a good listener, empathetic and has practical experience when it comes to dealing with technical issues.  He has a good understanding and knowledge of current challenges and issues facing farmers.

David enjoys taking calls on the helpline and the challenges this can bring – picking up on moods/vibes when people are not forthcoming with information.  Likes dealing with a variety of issues and people.