APAS has passed a resolution concerning mental health supports for farmers. We recognize that, for some, assistance is needed right away. APAS encourages anyone dealing with significant stress or a mental health crisis to seek immediate help from one of the resources listed below.
If you have a resource to add to this list or a correction to make, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saskatchewan Farm Stress Line: 1-800-667-4442
Available 24/7. Free and confidential. There is no call display. Operated by Mobile Crisis Services out of Regina.
Staffed by licensed health care professionals 24 hours a day and free of charge. HealthLine’s registered psychiatric nurses and social workers can offer crisis counseling and strategies to help you manage your situation or give you information about resources in your community.
University of Regina – Free Online Therapy Unit
Free Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for depression, anxiety, and or pain; available to residents of Saskatchewan only. Apply at https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca
For more information: 306-337-3331 or email Online.Therapy.User@uregina.ca
The Agricultural Health and Safety Network
To find a psychologist near you: http://psychsask.ca/
Regional Crisis Lines and Support Centres
Not every centre provides the same level of service, however all listed maintain a crisis line that anyone can call for support, usually 24/7.
West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre (Kindersley): 306-933-6200 (24/7) or http://westcentralcrisis.ca/
South West Crisis Services (Swift Current): 306-778-3386 (24/7) or https://www.swcrisis.ca/
Hudson Bay Family and Support Centre: 1-866-865-7274 (24/7) or http://www.hbfamilyandsupport.ca/
Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit: 306-764-1011 (24/7)
Regina Mobile Crisis Unit Suicide Helpline: 306-525-5333 (24/7) or http://www.mobilecrisis.ca/
Saskatoon Mobile Crisis: 306-933-6200 (24/7) or http://www.saskatooncrisis.ca/
Five Hills Health Region Mental Health and Addictions Services Crisis Line: 1-877-564-0543 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) or https://www.fhhr.ca/MentalHealth.htm
Canadian Mental Health Association
The CMHA has branches in Estevan, the Battlefords, Kindersley, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, and Weyburn. CMHA Saskatchewan also has a Systems Navigator that will help direct you to the most appropriate health services to meet your needs. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
Mental Health First Aid and other training
Everyone knows that someone who is choking, having a heart attack or experiencing another physical health emergency requires first aid until professional help arrives. This same concept can be applied to mental health as well. Mental Health First Aid was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Road to Mental Readiness - Canadian Mental Health Commission
Contact Mike Slater at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridges Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace Mental Health First Aid Certification Training
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Find the next course in your area at https://www.livingworks.net/training-and-trainers/find-a-training-workshop/