Farmer Assistance Program

AKA: Farmers Talk
Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Agriculture and Land - AKA: Communities, Land and Environment

Service Description

Provides Island farmers, immediate family and farm workers with up to 6 free, confidential, professional counselling sessions to help them with a wide range of issues and concerns, including:
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Farm transition issues
  • Family farm partnership strain
  • Trauma and critical incidents
  • Addictions
  • 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
  • Injury
  • Gender issues/sexuality
  • Career counselling
  • Anger management

Information

Eligibility:
PEI farmers who belong to the PEI Federation of Agriculture and/or National Farmers Union, including their immediate families and farm employees
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Call to speak directly with a counsellor and book an appointment
Documents Required:
Not applicable
Program Hours:
24/7 phone line * In-person sessions are by appointment only
Program Phone Numbers:
  • General Inquiries
    Call to speak to a professional counsellor
    902-894-8006
  • Toll-Free Number
    Call to speak to a professional counsellor
    1-800-736-8006
Language:
English
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island * Appointments are held in Charlottetown and Summerside but open to anyone who meets eligibility requirements

Service Locations & Contact Info