Volunteer Crisis Line Training Program
The Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services is a training centre for Klinic’s Volunteer Crisis Line Program. Trained volunteers work alongside professional counsellors, answering calls on the Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line (www.reasontolive.ca), the Klinic Crisis Line and the Crisis Chat. If you are interested in volunteering, visit our Volunteer page for details on how to apply.
Public Education & Training
MFRNSS staff can be contracted to do speaking engagements on a variety of topics. We also have downloadable Fact Sheets available on our Resources page. We have an informational display for mental health and/or agricultural events throughout the province. Contact (204) 571-4182 or email@example.com for more information.
• Resource Centre
The MFRNSS has a wide variety of books, videos, and articles related to rural, northern and indigenous Agricultural Behavioural Health1. The centre is open to farmers, students, researchers, service providers and the general public by appointment only. Go to Resource Center »
• Information & Support Groups
Brandon and Area Suicide Bereavement Group meets once a month in the Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services office. Contact Kim (204) 571-4183 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
1Agricultural Behavioral Health is defined as a field of study that “acknowledges the unique culture of agricultural producers and their families (farm and ranch people) encompassing the social, economic, and environmental preconditions that can influence behavior and subsequently personal health and well-being inclusive of body, mind and spirit. It also acknowledges the health and well-being of the social / community network that supports the primary agricultural sector.” (Canadian Farm Stress Network, June 2009)