Across Saskatchewan farms, producers put a priority on regular maintenance and upkeep of equipment, care of animals and stewardship of the land. What can’t be forgotten is taking care of yourself, including your mental health.
“It is more important than ever to have appropriate tools and supports available to producers as we continue to increase knowledge and awareness about mental health in agriculture,” said Kendra Ulmer, with the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) at the University of Saskatchewan.
“You and your family are the greatest assets on your farm.”
With that important principle in mind, the CCHSA’s outreach arm, the Agricultural Health and Safety Network, worked with Bridges Health to develop the Farm Safety Program Fostering Resiliency in Agriculture: Mental Health Series. The series provides information and helpful strategies on how to improve resilience, prioritize self-care and maintain mental well-being. The project received funding support from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s Farm Safety Program, part of the federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership program suite.
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To learn more about the project, visit the Agricultural Health and Safety Network online at the address below. The network has been providing rural and agricultural health and safety outreach, programs and services since 1988.
More information on mental well-being on the farm can be found at: