Mental Wellness Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please contact 911 (emergency support) or 988 (mental health crisis support – 24/7).

AgSafe is committed to the continued improvement of mental health and well-being resources, access to support, and building awareness around mental health and safety and suicide prevention for British Columbia’s agricultural community. On this page, you will find links and resources targeted to the agriculture community in BC.

AgSafe specializes in Occupational Health & Safety in the Agriculture Industry and our field representatives may be able to offer general contact information about resources available in the community, but they are not mental wellness experts. Many of the links and resources available on this page are third-party and not directly related to AgSafe Services.

Help In A Crisis

9-8-8 National Suicide Crisis line

Call or text 9-8-8 to connect with someone on matters of emotional distress or thoughts of suicide. This phone line provides free 24/7 access to emotional and crisis support.
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310-6789 BC Mental Health Support Line

Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) if you need a safe space to talk to anyone, free of charge, anytime about mental health concerns for yourself or someone else. They can also connect you to local help in your community.
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Do More Ag launched AgTalk, a peer-to-peer support platform. AgTalk is available 24/7 to those 16+ in the Canadian agricultural industry.
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AgSafe Resources

    Mental Wellness Initiative

    AgSafe has partnered with mental wellness practitioners to provide counselling services at NO COST to members of BC Agriculture.
    *Counsellors are setup to be contacted directly, and are completely third-party and confidential.
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    AgLife is a suicide prevention and mental health awareness joint initiative between AgSafe and the Canadian Mental Health Association. It provides training, education, and support for navigating mental health challenges and coordinates a network of AgLife Connectors.
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    Avail is a personal well-being assistant. Monitor changes in your well-being using the resilience check-ups feature or connect directly with mental health professionals.
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    Canadian Mental Health Association | British Columbia Division

    The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is Canada's most established and extensive community mental health organization. It offers resources for coping with disaster stress, the BounceBack® program, and more.
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    Coping with Natural Disaster Stress

    Do More Ag Foundation

    The Do More Agriculture Foundation is Canadian agriculture's national advocate for mental health. It encourages, supports, and empowers farmers to improve their mental well-being and collaborates with the industry to address mental health in agriculture.
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    Red Cross | Psychological First Aid

    First aid for the mind is just as important as for the body. By establishing a compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship with people, Psychological First Aid (PFA) provides emotional and practical support to individuals, families, and communities with difficulty coping.
    Psychological First Aid Pocket GuideRed Cross

    Heads Up Guys | Men's Mental Health

    Men are significantly less likely than women to get help for their mental health. Additionally, men may not always exhibit the typical symptoms of depression. Heads Up Guys offers an online, anonymous resource specifically designed for men to improve their mental health (and help everyone support the men in their lives).
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    Government of Canada | Responding to Stressful Events

    Natural or human-caused disasters such as wildfires, smoke, and floods can cause distress, fear, and anxiety. It is essential to recognize stress and take steps to feel better. For tips to help you care for yourself and support children, teens, and caregivers responding to a disaster:
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    British Columbia Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) Psychological Support Toolkit

    Resources include a 5 Part – Virtual Summit & a 4 Part – Downloadable Toolkit to support Employers & Workers with mental wellness during COVID-19.

    Supported by: AgSafeBC


    AgSafe’s Popular “Lunch and Learn” Mental Wellness Webinars are available online on topics such as building back healthy habits during difficult times, recognizing stress, and keeping your farm family healthy and thriving,

    Find our Mental Wellness Webinars YouTube playlist here.



    AgSafeBC Safety Advisor Emily Kerr participating in Greenhouse Canada's Virtual Growers Day 2020.


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