'Is it confidential?'
That's usually the first question people ask when they call the PEI Farmers Talk Program; and the answer is always yes.
‘I don’t know where to start or how this even works.'
When you call the PEI Farmers Talk Program (Farmers Talk), you will talk with one of the program's professional counsellors. At this time, you can share a bit about what is bothering you. From there, you will establish a date and time to meet face-to-face for a counselling session.
Your counselling session will be held at a private, independent office in Summerside or Charlottetown, not connected with the PEI Federation of Agriculture, the National Farmers Union or the Department of Agriculture.
Common issues to address with a Farmers Talk counsellor
Farmers Talk counsellors have experience in a range of areas, including:
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Farm transition issues
- Family farm partnership strain
- Trauma and critical incidents
- Bereavement and grief counselling
- Couple and marital counselling
- Elder care concerns
- Health concerns: chronic and terminal illness
- Parenting issues and concerns
- Legal issues
- Learning disabilities
- Gender issues / sexuality
- Job conflict and pressures
- Career counselling
- Anger management
There is no cost for the service for farmers, immediate family members and farm workers who qualify. You can access this service for up to six sessions.
Learn more about Farmers Talk and who qualifies.