Farmer Mental Health

It’s more important than ever for neighbours to take care of neighbours. Here are some resources:

If you need immediate help:

Call 911 if you or someone you know is in crisis. 

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: Call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 (4pm-12am ET)

ConnexOntario Mental Health Helpline: Call 1-866-531-2600 or visit

Ontario 211: Call 2-1-1 to find mental health supports in your area.

National Farmer Mental Health Alliance (NFMHA)

CFFO Partner

National Farmer Mental Health Alliance (NFMHA) provides training, education, and resources to improve access to agriculture-informed mental health services.

 Industry Resources:

Farmer Wellness Initiative

ALL Ontario farmers can receive unlimited counselling sessions with a mental health professional trained to understand the unique needs of farming. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ontario farmers looking for support can call 1-866-267-6255.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Information on self care, stress mitigation, distress centres and other supports:

Farm Credit Canada
Farmer-centered resources on wellbeing, stress relief and caring for others who are struggling with their mental health:

University of Guelph
Guidance documents for personal wellbeing and mental health crises: 

The Do More Agriculture Foundation 
Canada-wide mental health resources and farmer-centered mental health care training:

CFFO: Managing Stress

Other Resources: 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH)
CAMH offers several web resources and mental health supports: 

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services 

WSPS has online training available on raising awareness in the agricultural workplace:

Government of Ontario COVID-19 Support

Visit COVID-19: Support for People to find information about confidential and free mental health and addictions services and supports for Ontarians of all ages.

Please note: CFFO does not own the rights to these resources. Information provided by the organizations above offers general information and is not a substitute for professional advice. Please discuss anxiety, depression and other mental health impacts with your doctor or mental health professional. If you are in crisis, call ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600, or visit the emergency department at your local hospital.