PONTIAC Feb. 3, 2021
The Pontiac has a new mental health worker to offer free and confidential aid to farmers.
Mathieu Brûlé began his new position as a farmer wellness worker with Écoute Agricole in December 2020. Écoute Agricole has existed in the Laurentides for a few years, but recently established itself in the Outaouais as well. Brûlé is the organization’s representative for the Pontiac, Gatineau and the MRC des Collines, and will be helping farmers and anyone in the agricultural sector with any problems they experience.
“Now with COVID it complicates the situations a little bit. Normally, we would ideally visit each farm of the region to be able to present ourselves and to be able to offer our services. Now out of respect of people who have health problems we won’t be doing direct visits to the farm,” he explained. “They can call us to discuss . . .
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