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Mental Health Resources

4-H Canada’s new Healthy Living Initiative provides the tools and resources to its 8,500 volunteer leaders to support the well-being of 23,500 4-H members. Learn more about the Healthy Living Initiative.

About this focus area

Resources in this focus area will allow youth and leaders to achieve a state of well-being where they are able to reach their own potential and make positive contributions to their community.

Tip sheets

Ten tip sheets with important and usable information related to this focus area are available for downloading and printing. Five tip sheets are geared towards volunteer leaders and five are geared towards youth members.

For members

For leaders

Activity guide

The activity guide for this focus area will assist volunteer leaders in using these resources by offering recommendations on how to tie their topics into club meetings and create learning opportunities for members.

Read the activity guide


4-H Canada hosted an online webinar in May 2019 to assist leaders in using the resources and provide an opportunity to ask questions.




Resource development

4-H Canada has partnered with Kids Help Phone to develop these mental health resources. See the list of sources used to build these resources.

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Learn more and access more resources at

Kids Help Phone

The Healthy Living Initiative is made possible thanks to the generous support of:


Farm Credit Canada

CNCorteva Agriscience


Canada Service CorpsGovernment of Canada

Have a question about the mental health resources and the Healthy Living Initiative? Contact us at