Mental Health Resources

If you have questions about any of the below resources or would like assistance deciding what resource would be most helpful for you, please reach out to Andrea Robin at

*Note: if you are having an emergency, please dial 911. 

Resource:Contact Information:
Distress Centre (free 24/7 crisis line) Calgary
Phone: 403-266-HELP (4357)
Phone (hearing impaired): 403-543-1967
Email: (responds within 24 - 48 hours)
Online Chat: hours are from 5pm - 10pm daily.
Link: Distress Centre Website
Talk Suicide
Phone: 1-833-456-4566 toll-free, anytime.
Text: 45645 between 4pm and midnight ET.
Addiction HelplineOpen to those in Alberta who require confidential support for alcohol, tobacco, other drugs or gambling and information and referral to services.

Phone: 1-866-332-2322
Open 24/7
Website: Addiction Helpline Webpage
Access Mental Health (Calgary)Offers information, consultation and referrals with addiction or mental health concerns.

Phone: 403-943-1500
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8am - 5pm
Website: Access Mental Health (Calgary) Website
Access Addiction and Mental HealthFor individuals in central, northern and southern Alberta who require assistance in finding recovery services and resources

Phone: 1-888-594-0211
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Brochure: Access Addiction and Mental Health Brochure
211 AlbertaFree, confidential, multilingual service to recommend various services

Phone: 211
Hours: Open 24/7
Website: 211 Alberta Website
811 Health Link AlbertaFor any health concerns

Phone: 811
Hours: Open 24/7 in more than 200 languages.
Website: 811 Health Link Alberta Website
Mental Health Helpline
Phone: 1-877-303-2642
Indigenous Mental HealthPhone: 403-955-6645
Woods Homes Eastside Family CentreNo fee, walk-in counselling

Phone: 403-270-1718
Text: 403-299-9699
Hours (online chat): available 7 days a week from 9am - 10pm
Address: 805 - 37 Street NW (for more locations, please visit website)
Website: Woods Homes Eastside Family Centre Website
South Calgary Health Centre
No fee, single session, walk-in counselling. This facility is for non-life threatening health issues and mental health care.

Phone: 403-943-9300
Hours of Operation: 8am - 10pm
Address: 31 Sunpark Plaza SE Calgary, AB T2X 3W5
Website: South Calgary Health Centre
Distress Centre CalgaryFree, short-term counselling services.

Phone: 403-266-(HELP) 4357
Hours (online chat): Monday to Friday 3pm - 10pm and Saturday to Sunday 12pm - 10pm
Address: Suite 500, 999 - 8th Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 1J5
Website: Distress Centre Calgary Website
Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary RegionOffers peer to peer support

Welcome Centre hours:
Phone: 403-297-1402
Calgary Counselling Centre Offers affordable counselling and group programs

Operational Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30 am – 7:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm. The Call Centre is available for counselling registrations Monday to Friday 9 am – 4 pm or online 24 hours a day
Address: Suite 1000, 105 — 12 Avenue SE
Phone: 833-827-4229
Website: Calgary Counselling Centre Website
Anxiety CanadaFree online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.

Phone: 604-620-0744
Address: 811 – 402 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC
Website: Anxiety Canada Website
The SORCeThe Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre (SORCe) connects people experiencing homelessness, or those at imminent risk of homelessness, to programs and services that can help to address the barriers to stable housing.

Operational Hours: The SORCe is open Monday to Friday from 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm
Address: 316 – 7th Avenue SE (City Hall LRY Platform)
Phone: 587-779-5015
Website: The SORCe Website
Calgary Housing Company (CHC)CHC is a City of Calgary owned corporation providing safe and affordable housing solutions to citizens of Calgary.

Phone: 586-390-1200 (for all locations)
Operational Hours: All locations are open Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays) from 8 am – 4 pm
West District Office: Braithwaite Boyle Centre, 1701 Centre Street NW
East District Office: 3rd Floor Marlborough Mall Professional Building, #320, 433 Marlborough Way NE
South District Office: Glenmore & Centre Shopping Centre, #18, 6624 Centre Street SE
Website: Calgary Housing Company (CHC) Website
Alberta Health Services Indigenous Health ProgramPartners with Indigenous peoples, communities and key stakeholders to provide accessible, culturally appropriate health services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Alberta.

Phone: 780-407-7092
Website: Alberta Health Services Indigenous Health Program Website
Hope for Wellness Help LineOffers 24/7 counselling and crisis intervention for Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Phone: 1-855-242-3310
Online Chat: Hope for Wellness Help Line
Action Dignity (previously Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary)Address: 915 – 33 Street NE
Phone: 403-263-9900
Website: Action Dignity Website
Calgary Immigrant Women’s AssociationAssists immigrant and refugee women, girls and their families.

Address: #200, 138 – 4 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-263-4414
Website: Calgary Immigrant Women's Association Website
Centre for Refugee ResilienceSupports immigrants, refugees and their families.

Address: #5, 1111 – 11 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-290-5466
Website: Centre for Refugee Resilience Website
Gateway Calgary Serves and supports newcomers who choose to make Alberta their new home

Address: #1200, 910 – 7th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-265-1120
Website: Gateway Calgary Website
Wellness Together CanadaConnects you to resources to support you through the pandemic

Website: Wellness Together Canada Website
Kids Help PhonePhone: 1-800-668-6868
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Website: Kids Help Phone Website

Article: How to Help a Friend
TogetherAllOnline community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Website: TogetherAll Website
Canadian Mental Health Association (Edmonton)A list of mental health resources for the Edmonton area

Website: Canadian Mental Health Association (Edmonton) Website

Crisis Services Canada1-833-456-4566
Alberta Blue CrossThis resource includes contacts for Care Management, Phone and Distress Lines, Counselling and Peer Support Services (In-Person and Online), COVID-19 Resources, and Family and Caregiver Support.

Website: Alberta Blue Cross Website
Addiction and Mental HealthThis site contains resources from the Government of Alberta on addiction, mental health, and related topics.

Website: Addiction and Mental Health
Bully Free AlbertaBully-Free Alberta provides a variety of tips and tools for adults to intervene in bullying situations.

Website: Bully Free Alberta
Healthy Children and Healthy Teens NewslettersThese newsletters are targeted at parents of both elementary and junior/senior high students, and are available in both English and French.

Website: Healthy Children and Healthy Teens Newsletters
SickKids Centre for Community Mental HealthThe SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health provides free web-based resources (for teachers and parents) to help answer difficult questions about children’s behaviour and mental health.

Website: SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health
Suicide Information and Education Services403-342-4966
Find a Psychologist (Psychologists Association of Alberta)1-888-424-0297 or local: 780-424-0294
TeenMentalHealth.orgTools, resources, events and engagement tools to improve mental health literacy in your community and help change the conversation around mental health.

CES SessionsThe website below has numerous free sessions that relate to navigating and assisting with Youth and Teen Mental Health:

CES Sessions Link
Mental Health Literacy Website
Alberta Health Services - Mental Health CollaborativeOffers various resources and courses for educators to better understand Mental Health.

Website: Alberta Health Services - Mental Health Collaborative
YouthSmartOffers various resources for dealing with stress, getting help, staying mentally healthy, and much more.

Website: YouthSmart
The Pride Centre of EdmontonHosts 2SLGBTQIA+ events as well as has a youth space, resources, and a library on their website. Services include drop-in programs for youth and adults, information and resources, programming, counselling provided by qualified counsellors, peer support groups, outreach programs, and workshops.

Website: The Pride Centre of Edmonton
The Skipping Stone FoundationThe Skipping Stone Foundation is a Calgary-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower transgender and gender diverse youth and their families in the province of Alberta.

Website: The Skipping Stone Foundation
Sources:Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary
City of Calgary Mental Health Resources
Alberta Blue Cross Resources