The Ontario and federal governments are teaming up to help farmers deal with mental health issues.

Over $7 million is being invested through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to launch two, new multi-year mental health initiatives that officials say are specialized to support those in the agriculture sector.

The Guardians Network and a new program modeled after the Farmer Wellness Program will provide free counseling services and help connect farmers with tailored support and resources.

It’s expected the initiatives will launch early next year.