BC Dairy is continuously working to source programs and information available to producers to assist with finding mental wellness resources in your local area. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please contact 911 or the Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE.

Resources now available to BC dairy producers:

 1:1 counselling

AgSafe has partnered with mental wellness practitioners to provide counselling services at no cost to members of BC Agriculture. Counsellors are set up to be contacted directly and are entirely third-party and confidential.  Follow this link to look through the list of counsellors available at Mental Wellness | AgSafe (agsafe bc.ca)

 

Avail: AgSafe’s Mental Wellness Resource/app

Avail – a mental health dedicated app where you can connect with professionals and access other resources. Here is where you can sign up. 

 

 

 

TELUS Health MyCare app.

The Do More Agriculture Foundation and TELUS Health MyCare have partnered to provide no-cost mental health counselling to all British Columbia producers and their families and those who provide support/services to farmers, growers, and ranchers. Here is where you can sign up.

Once registered on the app, individuals will have access to no-cost mental health counselling sessions, be able to read bios on each counsellor, select the counsellor that meets their needs and access same-day or next-day appointments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural disasters affect mental health.

Natural disasters such as the past year’s flooding or the summer’s wildfires are typically unexpected, sudden, and overwhelming. For many people, the destruction not only causes visible damage but also takes a huge emotional toll. It is common for people who have experienced a disaster to have strong emotional reactions. Understanding responses to distressing events can help you cope effectively with your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours and help you along the path to recovery.

We know that producers and their families will be impacted in different ways by this event. As such, we have sought to provide several resources to support you and will continue to update this information regularly.