After a very wet spring, crops are finally in the ground and growing. Ontario Farmers are past the first hurtle of the season but there is still a lot of uncertainty making it difficult to focus on anything outside of how you will be affected by the uncontrollable factors that surround you. Grain Farmers of Ontario sees the importance of helping our farmer-members manage this stress.
On this page you will find resources to help understand the impact of stress within the farming community, identify and manage your stress, and where to get help if you or someone you know is struggling.
Grain Farmers of Ontario will be hosting a Farmer Wellness webinar series with Kathy Somers from the University of Guelph’s Stress and High-Performance clinic.
You can register here.
Download: Stress Management
A resource for stress management developed by Grain Farmers of Ontario for our farmer-members.
GrainTALK Episode 14: Kathy Somers
Listen to Episode 14 of the GrainTALK podcast, which features Kathy Somers of the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic in Guelph, ON.
Mental Health and Farming
An Op-Ed from Ernie Hardeman, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Five simple ways to boost serotonin
FCC: Serotonin, sometimes known as the happiness chemical, is a neurotransmitter belived to help regulate mood, sleep, memory and more.
Rooted in Strength
FCC: Taking care of our families and ourselves.
Tips & Tricks
FCC: Rooted in Strength
Mental Health Resources to take care of our families and ourselves.
The Do More Ag Foundation
Help us Champion the mental well being of all Canadian producers
Kathy Somers’ Selfregulationskills.ca
Stress Managment and High Performance Clinic