A mental health program to support farmers is making news this month as sessions begin around the province.
With the pandemic exacerbating stressors faced by the agriculture community, the University of Guelph has partnered with CMHA Ontario to make their In the Know training available across the Ontario agricultural community. The program was recently featured in Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine, as well as the university’s Research publication.
The four-hour mental health literacy workshop is designed to fit with farmers/producers limited availability owing to rigid daily schedules, distilling critical information and incorporating agricultural community culture. CMHA branches across the province are offering new sessions of the program this month, including CMHA Thames Valley, CMHA Kenora and CMHA Thunder Bay.
Find more mental health resources that may benefit the agriculture community here.