Supporting Mental Wellness of Manitoba FarmersActions
Pembina Co-op was one of nine Manitoban Co-ops to provide support to farmers and their families when they need it the most through the Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program. Co-ops partnering together to make a bigger difference.
Farmers may seem invincible – but they are not. The uncertainty and risk of farming can cause tremendous stress. The Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program counsellors have a background in agriculture and understand the unique challenges faced by farmers.
Farmers and their immediate family members can access six free, confidential (one hour) counselling sessions with a registered and skilled counsellor with a background in agriculture, funded by the Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program. The services are available during the day, evenings or on weekends to accommodate farmers’ unique schedules, and can be in person, by telephone or video chat depending on the farmer’s preference.