Farmers Forum staff
GUELPH — Canadian farmers and farm leaders will come together March 8 for the first annual National Symposium on Agricultural Mental Health — a free, virtual conference on the hot topic.
The latest research shows that farmers feel more stressed and anxious than other Canadians.
The upcoming symposium aims to connect farmers with mental health groups, researchers, and government officials and policymakers to address the challenges and opportunities of the farmer mental health movement across the country.
It’s co-hosted by the Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing and The Guardian Network — a volunteer suicide prevention network that’s among the Agriculture Wellness Ontario programs run by the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
Registration is open now at NSAMH.ca.
“As we continue to grow The Guardian Network … input from the agricultural community is indispensable to help inform our training and services,” CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville said.
The symposium is supported by the governments of Ontario and Canada.