- #HereForFarmers affected by Hurricane Fiona with mental health support
#HereForFarmers affected by Hurricane Fiona with mental health support
November 9, 2022
We’re #HereForFarmers affected by Hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada with TELUS Health in partnership with LifeWorks.
Agriculture is a cornerstone industry in Atlantic Canada with almost 7,000 farms across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Newfoundland and Labrador supplying major crops such as potatoes, corn and apples. Recently, the impact of Hurricane Fiona has caused heavy crop, building and infrastructure damage across the Maritimes at one of the most crucial times of the year for farmers – harvest. Farming can be an isolating, physically and mentally demanding job with success influenced by external variables such as weather and market trends. 76% of producers in Canada experience moderate or high levels of stress. Already challenging circumstances can be exacerbated by events like Hurricane Fiona, so ensuring farmers have continued access to mental health services is critical. We’re #HereForFarmers affected by Hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada with TELUS Health in partnership with LifeWorks. To support individuals dealing with the impacts of Hurricane Fiona, we are offering up to four free mental health counselling sessions to all farmers and their immediate families in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador administered by LifeWorks. To sign up, call the Hurricane Fiona Support Line for Farmers at 1-833-693-1730 by December 31, 2022.* The line is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and counsellors are trained to provide tailored support for farmers and their families.
* The complimentary 4 sessions do not expire. This offer can be applied in addition to existing mental health and wellness programs in your province.