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Mental Health Resources in the Calgary Area

Name: Access Mental Health

Address: no physical address as service is provided by phone only 

Phone: 403-943-1500

Email: mental.health@albertahealthservices.ca 

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services/Page11443.aspx

Description: The service connects to addiction and mental health programs within Alberta Health Services. Provides information, consultation and referral to individuals residing in the Calgary zone who have addiction and/or mental health concerns. Access Mental Health is a non-urgent service providing information, consultation, and referrals for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns. Mental Health Clinicians complete a clinical interview over the telephone to assess the individuals’ needs. Mental Health Clinicians are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community-based programs and will explore all options in order to refer individuals to the most appropriate resources.

Targeted issues: Addiction and Mental Health

Fee for service: no, covered by Alberta Health Services  

Referral required: No 

Other pertinent information: Interpreter/Translation services available. 

 

Name: Addiction Helpline (24 hours)

Address: Alberta wide

Phone: 1-866-332-2322

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/service.aspx?Id=1008399

Description: toll free confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services

Targeted issues: addictions 

Fee for service: Covered by Alberta Health Services 

Referral required: no

Other pertinent information: Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week

 

 

Name: Adult Addiction Services Calgary 

Address: 707 10 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0B3

Phone: 403-367-5000

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/service.aspx?id=1060378

Description: Services for individuals 18 years and older. “Provides a non-medical treatment facility for those experiencing problems related to their use of alcohol, drugs, gambling, or sex addiction. Services for those who are concerned about someone else's use are also offered.

Addiction treatment services may include:

  • short-term, outpatient counselling

  • educational, skill, and support group programs

  • a four-week, intensive day treatment program for those committed to abstinence

  • next business day access to programs following intake”. Provides also Rapid Access Addiction Medicine. 

Targeted issues: addiction, relapse prevention, mindfulness, trauma, DBT, support groups such as: Early Recovery Support, Relapse Prevention, Trauma-informed Support, Women’s Support Group, Mindfulness, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy)-informed Groups, Certified Sex Addiction Treatment (CSAT), Family Support Group

Fee for service: No, covered by Alberta Health Services 

Referral required: No

Other pertinent information: Due to the current health situation Adult Addiction Services Calgary is temporarily only offering elephone Telephone service: call 403-367-5000, 09:00-20:00 Mon-Thur and 09:00-16:00 Friday.

 

Name: Adult Day Support Program (ADP)

Address: various locations

Phone: dial 811

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/cc/Page15504.aspx

Description: “Adult Day Programs are designed for adults over the age of 18 who may have physical and/or memory challenges or are living with a chronic illness”. The aim of the program is to help the patient to function well in the community and to provide respite for caregivers at home. It is often a bridge between home living and long-term living transition. 

Targeted issues: physical or memory challenges, difficulties with communication, impaired judgment and when a patient may require assistance with behaviour management.

Fee for service: No but there is a nominal fee per visit for a nutritious meal and snack as well as transportation

Referral required: Home Care referral is required

Other pertinent information: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/seniors/if-sen-adult-day-programs-brochure.pdf

 

Name: Alberta Children’s Hospital – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Services (Alberta Health Services) 

Address: Lower level, 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8 

Phone: 403-955-7289, Access Mental Health 403-943-1500 

Website: www.albertahealthservices.ca 

Description: The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Services unit of the Alberta Children’s Hospital provides mental health assessment and treatment for children aged 4 – 17 with serious emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric problems that cannot be treated elsewhere.  

Targeted issues: Acute mental health problems: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm, suicide, schizophrenia, substance abuse 

Fee for service: Free 

Referral required: Yes, referral through emergency department only. 

Other pertinent information: This facility works with a wide variety of service providers including family counsellors, licensed practical nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, teachers, and therapy assistants. 

 

Name: Alberta Health Link

Phone: dial 811

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page12630.aspx

Description: Call 811 for free, quick and easy health advice from a registered nurse 24/7

Targeted issues: any health and mental health issue, also specialized dementia advice

Fee for service: free

Referral required: No

Other pertinent information: Albertans can also receive specialized dementia advice through this service. 

 

Name: Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary

Address: 7015 Macleod Trail SW #800, Calgary, AB T2H 2K6

Phone: 403-290-0110 or 1-877-569-4357

Website: www.alzheimercalgary.ca

Description: The Society works to improve the quality of life for people in and around Calgary impacted by dementia. 

Targeted issues: Alzheimer's Dementia and those who care for those affected by it

Fee for service: No

Referral required: No

 

Name: Calgary Eating Disorder Program

Address: The program is offered across three sites

Phone: 403-955-8700

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/hp/arp/if-hp-arp-cz-eatingdisorders-qr.pdf

Description: The Calgary Eating Disorders Program (CEDP) is a physician referral based program that offers treatment for people diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other specified feeding or eating disorder

Targeted issues: eating disorders

Fee for service: Covered by Alberta Health Services 

Referral required: yes

 

Name: Calgary Seniors Resource Society 

Address: 3639 26th St NE, Calgary AB T1Y 5E1

Phone: 403-266-6200

Email: info@calgaryseniors.org

Website: www.calgaryseniors.org

Description: Provides outreach programs, volunteer and community engagement and other services which assist seniors in remaining independent at home and end social isolation. 

Targeted issues: Seniors’ social support, elder abuse prevention

Fee for service: No

Referral required: No

 

Name: Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary 

Address: Main Office, #105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G9 

Phone: 403-297-1700 

Fax: 403-270-3066 

Email: info@cmha.calgary.ab.ca 

Website: www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca 

Description: The Canadian Mental Health Association – (Calgary region) aims to promote individual and family mental health, wellness, and recovery through community-based, peer-support services. CMHA Calgary offers workshops, classes, drop-in groups, and one-on-one support services.  

Targeted issues: Depression, anger, anxiety, addiction, loss by suicide, homelessness, life skills coaching, stress management, grief 

Fee for service: Free 

Referral required: No 

Other pertinent information: The CMHA is a non-profit organization with national, provincial, and local offices.  

 

Name: The Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Address: 3639 26th St NE, Calgary AB T1Y 5E1

Phone: toll free number 1.833.456.4566 (24 Hours). If you or someone you know is at imminent risk, call 9-1-1

Connect via text at 45645, 2 PM - 10 PM MT (standard rates apply)

Website: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

Description: If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 2pm to 10pm MT for text.

Targeted issues: Suicide prevention

Fee for service: No

Referral required: No

 

Name: Children’s Grief Centre 

Address: 1245 70 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2X8 

Phone: 403-263-4525 

Email: info@hospicecalgary.ca 

Website: www.hospicecalgary.ca/childrens-grief-centre 

Description: The Children’s Grief Center provides specialized services for grieving children and adolescents aged 19 and under. These services include individual and family counselling, text and chat support, group programs, and workshops. 

Targeted issues: grief and loss, isolation, anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress management, trauma, 

Fee for service: Free 

Referral required: No 

Other pertinent information: The Children’s Grief Center is a not-for-profit organization and is an extension of Hospice Calgary. 

 

 

Name: CCIS- Centre for Refugee Resilience

Address: 5th Floor, 1111 - 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2R 0G5

Phone: 403-290-5466

Email: jkirby@ccisab.ca

Website: https://www.ccisab.ca/families/centre-for-refugee-resilience.html

Description: CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. CCIS- Centre for Refugee Resilience supports immigrants, refugees, and their families after trauma. The program “embraces strengths-based, holistic practices that recognize and build on inherent resilience” and offers “accessible, culturally-appropriate services that address trauma”.

  • Individual therapy for children and youth, with outreach available

  • Individual therapy for adults on-site

  • Family therapy

  • Parent support

  • Psycho-education workshops for individuals and their families

  • Social support groups

  • Targeted issues: trauma in refugees and immigrants 

Fee for service: No

Referral required: No

 

Name: Cochrane Addictions & Mental Health 

Address: 60 Grande Boulevard, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0S4

Phone: 403-851-6100

Description: Mental Health counselling for individuals, couples and families.

Provides programs and services for people experiencing mental health issues. Offers short-term Mental Health Counselling (1 to 10 sessions) that include:

  • assessing, treating and follow up

  • providing information

  • referring people to other mental wellness services

Targeted issues: Any mental health issues

Fee for service: Covered by Alberta Health Services 

Referral required: Call for appointment 

Other pertinent information: Interpreter/Translation services available. 

Other rural services in Alberta Health Services Calgary region offer same service at:

  • Banff Community Health Centre,303 Lynx Street, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1B3, phone:403-762-4451

  • Canmore Boardwalk Building, Suite 101; service is part of Bow Valley Addiction and Mental Health, 743 Railway Avenue, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 1P2, phone: 403-678-4696

  • Claresholm Addiction and Mental Health Clinic, 4901 2 Street W, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0, phone: 403-625-4068

  • Vulcan Community Health Centre, 610 Elizabeth Street S, Vulcan, Alberta, T0L 2B0, phone: 403-485-3356

 

 

Name: Community Geriatric Mental Health Service- Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

Address: 6th floor,1213 4 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0X7

Phone: 403-943-1500 (Access Mental Health - Intake)

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/Service.aspx?id=1602&serviceAtFacilityID=1040103

Description: Mental health services for seniors living in the community who have moderate to severe age-related mental health concerns. For patients 70 years and older with age-related mental health problems. Must be living in the community (private home, lodge, or group home).

Services provided may include:

  • assessment, treatment and follow-up

  • caregiver support

  • one-to-one and group treatment for seniors with mental health concerns

  • clinic and in-home service

  • education for the client, caregiver, and community partners 

The family doctor and other caregivers are involved in the assessment and treatment plan.

This service does not offer crisis intervention. 

Day treatment Services: group therapy, psychiatry consultation also available.

Targeted issues: anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders

Fee for service: no, covered by Alberta Health Services

Referral required: yes, but clients can also self-refer

 

 

Name: Community Geriatric Mental Health Service- South Calgary Health Centre

Address: 31 Sunpark Plaza SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2X 3W5

Phone: 403-943-1500 (Access Mental Health - Intake)

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/service.aspx?Id=1602&facilityId=1003295

Description: Mental health services for seniors living in the community who have moderate to severe age-related mental health concerns. For patients 70 years and older with age-related mental health problems. Must be living in the community (private home, lodge, or group home).

Services provided may include:

  • assessment, treatment and follow-up

  • caregiver support

  • one-to-one and group treatment for seniors with mental health concerns

  • clinic and in-home service

  • education for the client, caregiver, and community partners 

The family doctor and other caregivers are involved in the assessment and treatment plan.

This service does not offer crisis intervention. 

Day treatment Services: group therapy, psychiatry consultation also available.

Targeted issues: anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders

Fee for service: No, covered by Alberta Health Services

Referral required: Yes, but clients can also self-refer

 

Name: ConnecTeen

Phone: 24 hours 403-264-TEEN (403-264-8336)

Chat: CalgaryConnecTeen.com (Monday to Friday, from 3pm – 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 12 – 10pm)

Text (daily): 587-333-2724

Description: ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area. It is a program of Distress Centre.

Website: https://calgaryconnecteen.com/

Targeted issues: wide variety of concerns and issues including psychological distress, friendships, relationships, being bullied, struggling with mental health issues and self-harm and school. 

Fee for service: The program is primarily funded by Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Referral required: no

Other pertinent information: From 5-10PM Monday to Friday and 12PM-10PM Saturday to Sunday, peer support is available.

Teens can also text or chat in from 3-5pm on weekdays, but during those times, adult volunteers will respond. 

Phone line is available 24/7 for teens to call in, and outside of peer support hours adult volunteers answers the calls.

 

Name: Distress Center Calgary

Address: Suite 500, 999 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 

Phone: 24 hours Support Crisis Line – 403.266.HELP (4357)

Hearing Impaired – 403.543.1967

Email: info@distresscentre.com 

Website: https://www.distresscentre.com/

Description: Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) has provided 24 hour crisis support in Calgary and southern Alberta since 1970. We do this through our 24 hour crisis line, email, daily chat, and daily text for our youth. We also have professional counselling for clients with issues that cannot be resolved over the phone. If you need help finding a social, community or government service, 211 is available by phone and online chat. Our Coordinated Access and Assessment (CAA) program serves Calgarians experiencing homelessness out of the Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre (SORCe).

Targeted issues: Abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, bullying, depression, homelessness, loneliness, family conflict, self-harm, suicide prevention, self-esteem, sexuality 

Fee for service: All of the services are free.

Referral required: No 

Other pertinent information: This service is offered in over 170 languages.

 

Name: Grief Support Program

Address: The Bob Glasgow Grief Support Center, 3rd floor Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary AB T2T5C7

Phone: 403‑955‑8011  

Description: Individual counselling and grief groups are offered in a safe, supportive and healing environment. All counsellors have specialized training and skills in grief and bereavement care.

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page13161.aspx

Targeted issues: Individuals who are 18 years or older and are grieving the death of someone. This program is not a crisis service and it is typical to wait to see a grief counsellor. If you need urgent help with your grief, call 811.

Fee for service: The program is primarily funded by Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Referral required: no

 

Name: Home Care Services

Address: various locations

Phone: 403-943-1920 (Home Care Intake Line) or 811

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/cc/Page15488.aspx

Description: Home Care services are provided as an addition to the care provided by family and are based on an assessment and development of care. 

Targeted issues: providing support and continuing services at home to prolong one’s independence

Fee for service: No

Referral required: Patient may self-refer 

Other pertinent information: memory assessment such as MMS can be provided and based on the results extra help or transition to long term facility can be arranged by home care. 

 

Name: Indigenous Mental Health Program

Address: Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, 7th floor, 1213 4 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X7

Phone: 403-955-6645 (Intake)

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/Service.aspx?id=1017002&serviceAtFacilityID=1046041

Description: The program provides culturally appropriate mental health care and support for Indigenous clients. The program works closely with nurses, physicians, and other service providers to facilitate a holistic approach to care.

The program provides services such as: counselling for individuals and families, psycho-educational group therapy, trauma informed therapy for individuals, resources including access to Traditional Wellness Counsellors, assessment, supported liaison services, outreach services, education, community development. culturally safe patient and family centered care, assisted referrals

Targeted issues: Any mental health issues faced by people of Indigenous ancestry including: First Nations (Status and Non-Status) Metis, and Inuit.

Fee for service: No, funded by Alberta Health Services 

Referral required: referral accepted but also clients can self- refer

Other pertinent information: Clients can self-refer themselves for services. There is also a walk-in intake service available every Thursday from 9am to 12pm. Interpreter/Translation services provided. 

 

Name: Kerby Rotary House (Elder Abuse Resource Line)

Phone: 403-705-3250

Website: https://www.albertaelderabuse.ca/getting-help/calgary-and-area

Description: Provides shelter to individuals 55+ in crisis. Provides help with housing, management and follow up in community. The Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) is a partnership between Kerby Centre, Carya, and Calgary Police Service. EART consists of 2 social workers, 4 police officers, and a crisis call line and referral service. Referral through Elder Abuse Resource Line.

Targeted issues: Elder abuse prevention and help

Fee for service: No 

Referral required: No

Other pertinent information: https://caryacalgary.ca/our-programs/older-adults/elder-abuse-awareness/

 

Name: Kids Help Phone

Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (24/7)

Text CONNECT to 686868 to reach a trained volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7

Website: https://kidshelpphone.ca/

Description: Kids Help Phone is Canada national confidential support service. It offers professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Connect by phone, text, mobile app or through website.

Targeted issues: youth mental health

Fee for service: No 

Referral required: No

Other pertinent information: professional counselling support and a variety of resources to help youth in any moment of need

 

Name: Mental Health Walk-in-South Calgary Health Centre

Address: 31 Sunpark Plaza SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2X 3W5

Phone: 403-943-9374

Website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/Service.aspx?id=1006574&serviceAtFacilityID=1018206

Description: Provides walk-in mental health therapy on a single-session basis.

Walk-in therapy on a single-session basis is offered to clients of all ages.

Targeted issues: any mental health issues

Fee for service: No, covered by Alberta Health Services

Referral required: No

Other pertinent information: 2 floor, Mental Health Area. North entrance, take the elevator to the second floor and ask for Walk-In. Currently, due to COVID-19 pandemic Single Session Therapy will be available by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Clients seeking a single session of counselling can call 403-943-9374 to book for the same-day. Single Session hours will remain the same, but no walk-in sessions will be offered. Also, Interpreter/Translation services available. 

 

Name: Mosaic Primary Care Network (PCN)

Address: 120, 6835 Railway St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2V6 but also various locations in Alberta

Phone: 403-243-9901

Email: pssa@parkinsons-society.org

Website:  www.parkinsonalberta.ca/

Description: Mosaic offers FREE access to mental health therapists who provide short-term (6-sessions) support to those concerned with their mental, emotional, and physical well being.

Targeted issues: Depression, Anxiety or phobias, Stress management, Grief and loss, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship and communication issues, Self-harm, Domestic violence 

Fee for service: Free

Referral required: Yes, from family doctor

 

Name: Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta 

Address: 120, 6835 Railway St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2V6 but also various locations in Alberta

Phone: 403-243-9901

Email: pssa@parkinsons-society.org

Website:  www.parkinsonalberta.ca/

Description: Offers PD Helpline (toll-free), resources, webinars, supportive counselling, support groups and opportunities in research

Targeted issues: Help for patients living with Parkinson Disease and their caregivers. 

Fee for service: toll free helpline, some services are free, some classes offered are for fee 

Referral required: no 

 

Name: Recovery College - CMHA Calgary

Address: 105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW

Phone: 403-297-1402

Email: recovery.college@cmha.calgary.ab.ca

Website:  https://recoverycollegecalgary.ca/

Description: Recovery College focuses on helping people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to support themselves or their loved one’s recovery journey. All of the courses are developed and delivered in partnership with peer supporters who are experts by experience: they have their own story of a mental health or substance use concern, or are supporting a loved one. There are courses for anyone, youth, older adults, family, friends, and parents, and First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Anyone aged 16+ affected by mental health or addiction who want to explore the recovery journey and their own wellness. Those who are supporting a family or friend, as well as people working in the mental health field are welcome to attend.

Targeted issues: Transitioning to adulthood, caregiver connection, building better boundaries, anxiety, coping, adapting to COVID-19, food and mood, body image, road to recovery, self-care, traditional healing ceremonies, 2SLGBTQIA+, harm reduction

Fee for service: All courses are free, but you must register before attending. Drop-in courses do not require registration and are open to everyone.

Referral required: No referral is needed.

Other pertinent information: Currently, the walk-in Welcome Centre is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Support is still offered through email (peer@cmha.calgary.ab.ca) or over the phone (403-297-1402). Courses are run online now. 

 

Name: SAIL (Substance Abuse in Later Life)

Address: 1070 McDougall Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7Z2

Phone: 403-943-1500

Description: The program assists seniors (60 & over) and their families with problems of alcohol/or medication misuse. 

Targeted issues: group therapy, individual and family support

Referral required: Referral though 403-943-1500 (Access Mental Health - Intake), direct number 403-955-1570

 

Name: Sunrise Healing Lodge Society

Address: 1231 34 Avenue NE Calgary, AB T2E 6N4

Phone: 403-261-7921

Email: nasgeneral@nass.ca

Website: http://nass.ca/

Description: Offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment options for everyone 18 years of age or older. Sunrise provides addiction treatment through Indigenous Culture and the 12-step program of recovery to people from ALL WALKS OF LIFE using cultural practices to connect with their spirituality.

Targeted issues: alcohol, gambling and drug addiction. 

Fee for service: yes, only for room and board, cost of treatment is covered by Alberta Health Services 

Referral required: Can be self- referred. 

Other pertinent information: Must be free of alcohol and drugs for 3 days before starting the treatment. No Couples

 

Name: Wood’s Homes 

Address: Parkdale Campus (Administration), 805 37 St. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N8 

Phone: 403-299-9699 or 1-800-563-6106 

Text: 587-315-5000 (9am -10pm) also live chat available

Email: askus@woodshomes.ca 

Website: www.woodshomes.ca 

Description: Wood’s Homes is a non-profit children’s mental health center. They provide support and treatment for children, youth, and families in need. The services range from the least intrusive to live-in treatment services. Their 40+ programs fall under six pillars, including Crisis & Counselling, Short-Term Stays, Services for Parents and Families, Live-in Treatment, Specialized Learning Centers and Opportunities for Youth.

Targeted issues: Homelessness, anxiety, family crisis, suicide prevention, addiction, depression, FASD, trauma, abuse, self-harm 

Fee for service: Free 

Referral required: no, but some services need a referral. Please call the Community Resource Team at 403-299-9699.

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