Exploring the Connection Between Mental Health and Farm Management

We are pleased to be working alongside Farm Management Canada to research the connection between Mental Health and Farm Business Management. The goal of this research is to develop an understanding of the relationship between farm business management practices and farmer mental health.

You may reach us by filling in the form below or by contacting Mark Andrachuk directly at mark@wiltongroup.ca

Farmers endure a unique set of stressors due to factors such as long working hours, uncontrollable risk variables including weather, prices, policy changes, and often isolated working conditions.

How does mental well-being impact or support farm business management and decision-making?

How does effective farm business management impact or support farmer mental health?

We need a better understanding of how to better support farmers and identify recommendations for the sector.

If you work in the Canadian agriculture sector and have an interest in these types of questions, please let us know and join the conversation!

Take part in our National Survey

We are pleased to be working with Farm Credit Canada’s Vision Panel to conduct a national survey to understand the relationship between farmer mental health and farm business management practices. Take the survey and promote it to your clients, colleagues and members!

 Stay tuned for a link to the National Survey.


Participate in an Interview

Interviews will be conducted to gather more insights from farmers, industry leaders, and industry experts in mental health and farm business management. Contact us for an interview or to suggest someone who we should talk to!


Participate in or Host a Focus Group

Focus groups help us to get a better understanding of the depth of the topic and make sense of how mental wellness and farm business management are related. Take part in a Focus Group near you, or host a Focus Group and promote participation to your clients, colleagues and members! 

Stay tuned for Focus Group dates and locations.

We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team to conduct this research. Members of our research team include Dr. Bronwynne Wilton, Dr. Mark Andrachuk, Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton, Dr. Erin Pratley, and Mr. Rob Hannam.

Also involved in the project is an Advisory Committee with experts in mental health, agriculture and farm management from across Canada.