Mental Health Literacy Training for Farmers

We are offering free virtual mental health literacy training throughout the months of January, February and March 2021.

 

In this training you will learn about mental health and illness, how to promote wellbeing in your own life, how to recognize when someone is struggling with their mental health, and how to provide assistance.

 

The training has been developed specifically for farmers and will be delivered by a mental health professional with lived farm experience.

Purpose: 
  • Educate farmers and people who work with farmers (e.g. veterinarians, agricultural industry representatives) about common mental health conditions and signs of mental distress; 

  • Raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health among the agricultural community; 

  • Increase participants’ confidence in opening a conversation about mental health; 

  • Connect people who may be struggling with appropriate mental health supports. 

  • The workshops are designed and delivered for personal educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and it is not meant to be a medical, counseling, or psychological therapy program. 

Content: 
  • Statistics on Canadian farmer mental health 

  • “Mental wellness” vs. “Mental illness” 

  • Stress: good stress and bad stress, and the impact of stress on the body, mood, and behaviour 

  • Anxiety: the experience of anxiety; signs and symptoms 

  • Depression: the experience of depression; signs and symptoms

  • Trauma: acute trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder 

  • Substance abuse / addiction 

  • Suicide 

  • Importance of listening and empathy 

Learning Objectives : 

At the end of the training program, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe stress, anxiety, depression, acute trauma, suicide, and substance abuse; 

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of mental distress; 

  • Describe approaches for engaging in safe conversations about mental health with     someone who may be struggling; 

  • Identify appropriate people and/or organizations that can provide help / support / resources for someone who may be struggling. 

Please see the dates and times below to register for a session that suits your schedule: 

January 18, 2021 

8:00am - 12:00pm  

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January 20, 2021

12:30pm - 4:30pm

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January 22, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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January 25, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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January 27, 2021

5:00pm - 9:00pm

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January 29, 2021

8:00am- 12:00pm

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February 1, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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February 3, 2021

12:30pm - 4:30 pm

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February 5, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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February 8, 2021

8:00am – 12:00pm

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February 10, 2021

5:00pm - 9:00pm

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February 12, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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February 16, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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February 17, 2021 

8:00am - 12:00pm

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February 18, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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February 22, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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February 24, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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February 26, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 1, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 3, 2021

12:30pm- 4:30pm

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March 5, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 8, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 10, 2021

5:00pm – 9:00pm

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March 12, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 15, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 16, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 17, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 18, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 22, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 24, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 26, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 29, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 30, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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March 31, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm

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Training provided by:

601-386 Broadway Ave.
Winnipeg, MB  
R3C 3R6
ph: (204) 697-1140
fx:  (204) 697-1109
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