The Agricultural Health and Safety Network

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture partnered with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and six Rural Municipalities in 1988 and founded the Agricultural Health and Safety Network with the mission “to improve health and safety on the farm through education, service, and evaluation research.”  Over the last 25 years, the Network has steadily increased to 219 RMs including over 27,000 Saskatchewan farm families.


The Network News

Farming and Mental Health

Farming and Ranching have unique occupational hazards and stresses with strong traditions of being an independent occupation. The tendency is not to openly talk about problems or ask for support until things are absolutely desperate. Taking an inventory of your situation is the 1st step.

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Daily Chore: Handling Stress on the Farm

Farmers are exposed to a great deal of physical health risks with long strenuous labour and poor working conditions inhibited by weather and time of day. Due to the nature of farming,farmers and their families are susceptible to high levels of stress, depression, anxiety, and suicide. This resource was designed to support farmers’ understanding of stress, its impact and promote a variety of helpful coping methods to assist in stress reduction.

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Network Webinars

The Network has partnered with Farm Credit Canada to present four webinars in the next few months. The first one will be on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 11:00am: Part 1 Stress: Mental Health & Farming. Please message us if you want to be notified when they are posted. Thank you Farm Credit Canada for funding this project!

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