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MassGrown Wellness Presentation
October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
MDAR invites you to an overview presentation on the peer support network MassGrown Wellness is working to create in our state to support the mental health and wellness of the Massachusetts’s agricultural community.
On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, MassGrown Wellness will be holding a 1-hour online meeting from 6:00 – 7:00 pm to discuss the program, gain your insights and discuss our plan for peer group leadership opportunities.
Our vision for the program is to assemble a group of farmers and ag service providers who want to offer support to farmers experiencing stressful times. We will offer to train you in the basics of (1) core resources available to help farmers in Massachusetts and (2) how to offer nonjudgmental active listening that helps others feel heard and reduce their stress.
Farmers seeking to connect with other farmers will then be able to reach out to MassGrown Wellness trained peers. You are primarily offering to simply talk with a fellow farmer so that they may feel support and do not feel isolated with their challenges.
The purpose of this event is to:
• Meet and connect with other farmers in Massachusetts.
• Learn about the statewide peer support network MDAR is developing.
• Receive information about how to join farmers supporting one another in our state.
• Learn about MassGrown Wellness and the available resources.
To register, please email Greg.Porell@mass.gov with your interest and get link to the online meeting site. For more information, you may also contact Greg at 617-803-7117.
If you are interested and can’t make the event, please reach out and we can provide you with a link to the recording of the overview and you can gauge your interest in participating. Hope to see you there!