We Talk. We Grow. is an initiative of Farm Safety Nova Scotia raising awareness and taking action to protect and nurture the mental health and well-being of Nova Scotia’s farming community, and enhance and maintain a culture where mental health is valued, prioritized and protected.
On this online platform you will find resources developed to optimize stress-free farm communities and prevent mental health challenges; and when mental health challenges occur – we have created readily accessible, culturally appropriate, and most of all effective, programs and supports.
For a Mental Health Action Plan
for Nova Scotia Farmers
While we are happy to provide a number of diverse supports and resources, we know more work must be done. To address this need, we have developed a Blueprint for a Mental Health Action Plan for Nova Scotia Farmers, a project that was made possible through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) COVID-19 Agriculture Response Program.
CAP’s funding has supported the development of this Blueprint for a Mental Health Action Plan for Nova Scotia’s Farm Community, as well as the creation of the We Talk. We Grow. public awareness campaign.
The team at Farm Safety Nova Scotia is referring to this document as a “blueprint” for an action plan, rather than an action plan itself. The reason being the approach needs to be shared-with, consulted-with and discussed-with our industry and government partners in order for the way forward to be fully embraced and supported by all necessary change makers.