Farmers work hard, and the conversation around farmer stress and burnout is not a new one. Young Agrarians hears about these challenges from farmers all the time – there is a huge burden on farmers to be superheroes! We know how much loving care you put into your crops and animals, and want to support you in caring for yourself as well.
As you (hopefully!) take a bit of time off this winter, we wanted to share some resources with you that might be helpful in building up a toolbox of supports for your health and wellness this winter, in the 2020 season, and beyond!
These resources share valuable insights, tips and tricks for farmer mental health and wellness. Have a look and see if there are any good take aways for you in here!
- From Farm Credit Canada – Rooted In Strength: Mental health resources to take care of our families and ourselves. This page includes stories and videos from fellow farmers.
- Farm Credit Canada also has a very helpful and comprehensive publication of tools for farmers to better their mental health.
- From the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association – Difficult Times: Stress on the Farm. This resource enables farm families to understand stress, its impact, and learn skills to help balance stress when farming in difficult times.
- Identifying and Managing Stress: A Business Owner’s Guide: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/
Women in Agriculture: Understanding Stress: https://www.casa-acsa.ca/en/
safetyshop-library/women-in- agriculture-understanding- stress/
Resources: The Do More Agriculture Foundation: https://www.domore.ag/
We hope you have a restful winter with some time for yourself, and nourishing time in connection with your farming community. Reach out to talk! We are all in this together.
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