YOUR mental health matters & you matter too
The Farmer Wellness Program is here to help you. We understand it can be difficult and overwhelming to access mental health support and services. Especially if it's your first time and you don't know where to look.
We created this program for farmers and their families – to offer a safe and flexible way for you to get the help you're looking for.
The program services are delivered by professionals and are completely confidential. Giving you the peace of mind to remain anonymous when looking for help.
We will cover the cost of four sessions so you can determine if counseling is right for you, without worrying about the cost.
Select your county on the 'BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT' page to get started with your mental health journey today.
There's a STORY behind the stigma & statistics
Most of us know someone or might be someone who lives with mental illness.
The likelihood that mental illness will impact our farming community is greater than you might think.
A study conducted by the University of Guelph in 2015 and led by Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton, found that farmers as a group are vulnerable to mental health issues. It also found that:
58% of farmers experience symptoms of anxiety
35% have signs of depression
40% of farmers are reluctant to get help because of stigma