Mental Wellness Resources

This page is to assist employers with finding, and researching the available mental wellness resources in their area. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please contact 911 or the Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE.

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


B.C. Mental Health Hotlines

Support (BC): 310-6789
Support (Interior Health): 310-MHSU (6478)
Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE


CrisisCentreChat.ca

CrisisLines.BC.ca

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Certification Glossary


  • Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC)
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
  • Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT)
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)

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In the KNOW Webinars


In the Know is a free, 4-hour mental health literacy program made for agricultural producers and their community, designed with farmers to support farmers in identifying, understanding, & coping with mental health challenges that they face on the farm.

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AgSafe has partnered with the mental wellness practitioners listed below 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.

Lower Mainland

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Andrea Dykshoorn

RCC

Lower Mainland (Abbotsford)


Learn About
Andrea

604-850-2511
andrea.dykshoorn@outlook.com
NewLeafWellnessCentre.com
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Kelsey Siemens
MA, RCC, CCC

Lower Mainland (Abbotsford)


Learn About
Kelsey

info@kelseysiemenscounselling.com
KelseySiemensCounselling.com
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MA, RCC

Martin Bartel

Lower Mainland (Agassiz)


Learn About
Martin

604-302-9332
mwbartel@telus.net
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Kylie Bartel

MA, RCC, CCC

Lower Mainland (Agassiz & Chilliwack)


Learn About
Kylie

604-795-0802
info@kyliebartel.com
KylieBartel.com
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Sarah Wright

MA, RCC

Lower Mainland (Langley)


Sarah Wright & Associates Animal Assisted Counselling Services

604-417-5151
sarahwrightcounselling@gmail.com

Janine Asante

RMFT

Lower Mainland (Langley)



408-892-6840
janine@herdsofwisdom.com
HerdsOfWisdom.com
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Preet Kainth

RSW

Bilingual Services in English & Punjabi | Lower Mainland


Learn About
Preet

604-551-7458
inderpreetkbadwal@gmail.com
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Leah Hartman

MA, RCC

Lower Mainland (Langley)


Learn About
Leah

leah_hartman@hotmail.com
hartmancounsellingneurofeedback.com

British Columbia

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Tammy Thielman
BSW, MSW, RSW

Salmon Arm


Learn About
Tammy

250-253-4945
tammy@townandcountrycounselling.com
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Robin Collins

M.Sc., Clinical Counselor

Kamloops


Learn About
Robin

778-257-1150
robin@collinscounselling.ca
CollinsCounselling.ca

Available Online

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Lauren Van Ewyk

Available Virtually (throughout B.C.)



laurenvanewyk@gmail.com
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Greg Jarvis

MA, CCC

Available Virtually (throughout B.C.)


Learn About
Greg

gregjarviscounselling@gmail.com
LifeTalkCounselling.ca
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Sophia Sorensen

BBA, MA, RCC

Available Virtually (throughout B.C.)



sorensenpro@gmail.com
Bio
SorensenCounselling.com
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Trini Vergara
RCC

Bilingual Services in English & Spanish | Available Virtually
(throughout B.C.)


Learn About
Trini

mtvergara@uc.cl
778-513-4254

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THRIVING IN TRANSITION


Learn about stress, and the impact of chronic stress, as well as how to communicate well with those around us. Positive parenting strategies will also be explored as we intertwine the reality of transition with practical tips to ensure you thrive over the summer months.

HEALTHY HABITS


It is natural to feel stress during & following a major event. This session outlines the importance of & suggestions for finding one’s way back to healthy habits during difficult times.

FATIGUE


Sleep is sometimes elusive. Did you know that 66% of farmers are sleep deprived? The Farmer Fatigue & Sleep Session is all about balancing the demands of today & fueling the tank for tomorrow.

CHRONIC STRESS & TRAUMA


Stress builds resiliency, it is an unavoidable part of life & can have a positive impact on our world view. But if we ignore it or leave the source unresolved it can become incapacitating. This webinar discusses how we can use stress to our benefit & recognize the simple ways to relieve stress.

FARMING CHALLENGES


Realizing the need to develop an additional expertise with reliable tools, similar to the “I can fix anything” way of thinking, will help you meet personal and familial mental health needs.

FAMILY


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STRESS


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A MESSAGE FROM EMILY KERR (AGSAFEBC SAFETY ADVISOR)


AgSafeBC Safety Advisor Emily Kerr talking candidly about her experiences with mental health.

A MESSAGE FROM EMILY KERR (AGSAFEBC SAFETY ADVISOR)


AgSafeBC Safety Advisor Emily Kerr talking candidly about her experiences with mental health.

GREENHOUSE CANADA'S VIRTUAL GROWERS DAY 2020 - MENTAL BREAK: TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEALTH


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

MENTAL WELLBEING IN TIMES OF CRISIS


Video Webinar by the Canadian Cattlemen's Association | Link

    Emergency/Natural Disaster Situations Resources


    Document Link
    Coping with Natural Disaster Stress
    Prepared By: Canadian Mental Health Association
    LINK
    Mental Health Resources for the Agriculture Sector
    Prepared By: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries
    LINK
    Psychological First Aid Pocket Book
    Prepared By: Canadian Red Cross
    LINK
    Recognizing & Resolving Trauma in Children During Disasters
    Prepared By: First Nations Health Authority
    LINK
    Resources for Those Affected by Fires and Floods in BC
    Prepared By: Wellness Together
    LINK
    Responding to Stressful Events
    Prepared By: Government of Canada
    LINK
    The Flood Stories
    Prepared By: University of the Fraser Valley
    LINK

    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