Kim Moffat trained in psychiatric nursing and is a certified crisis counsellor who worked for the Manitoba Farm, Rural and Northern Support Services as well as the Manitoba Suicide Prevention Support Line for 20 years. She facilitated a Suicide Bereavement Support group for farm and rural people for over 10 years providing care and comfort to those impacted by the loss of a suicide. She has been a lead facilitator for the University of Guelph’s In the Know Mental health training program for farmers and people working in the ag industry and has delivered more than 40 trainings across Canada.
She grew up on a farm and raised cattle for several years with her partner Brent while raising their three children. Following the follow out of BSE in 2003, they made the difficult decision to leave farming. She continues to use that experience to help understand and connect with farmers who are facing increasing stress levels. She is a vocal advocate for making mental health services accessible to our farmers and their families. She has recently gone into private practice offering in person and online sessions prioritizing farm and rural populations.