Mental Health and Safety Awareness

In our lifetime, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness and as many as 10% of people over the age of 15 will battle a drug or alcohol dependency. The financial impact on society is in the billions of dollars. The emotional impact on families and individuals is incalculable.

While Alberta’s current programs and services are helping to address the needs of Albertans struggling with addiction, mental health problems and mental illness, we know more has to be done.

If you know of any one that help in any way, here are a list of services they might benefit from.

Woods Homes For Childrens
  Mental Health

 Wood’s Homes is achildren’s mental health
 centre that provides treatment and support for
 children, youth and families with mental health
 needs. We are a non-profit organization and
 have been working with families since 1914.
 Our 500 staff provide 40+ programs and services
 in Calgary,
 We are here to help. Always.



  Hull Services

 Hull Services has long had a reputation
 for providing leading edge child, youth,
 and family mental health services. We work
 with children, youth and families who have     
 experienced significant types of challenges.
 Hull offers them an opportunity to seek    
 well-being and happiness, with a focus on
 mental health. Hull’s vision is for resilient 
 young people and families to thrive within
 communities that support their mental health
 and well-being.


Calgary Counselling Centre

 For more than 57 years, we’ve been helping 
 people develop the skills they need to thrive. |
 We are a leader in counselling, training the next
 generation of counsellors, and researching
 counselling best practices. We diligently
 advocate for mental health policy in the 


  Child Advocacy Centre

 We exist to be a place of hope, help, and
 healing for or children, youth, and families
 who are survivors of abuse. Those who have 
 been affected by child abuse can access all of
 our resources at a single location.             

Centre for Suicide Prevention
Call 1-833-456-4566

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network (CDLN) – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services that has been engaging members since 2002. We all share a commitment to operating best practices in suicide practices, methods and a common set of core values to ensure we help those in need.


Calgary Distress Centre
Call - 403-266-HELP (4357)

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.            

Alberta 211 Community and Social Services  Call - 211

211 is an essential service that helps Albertans find the right resource or service for whatever issue they need help with, at the right time. 211 is available 24/7 by phone – simply dial 211 – and online chat is available daily from noon-8pm by visiting The service is free, confidential and available in over 170 languages.



Kids Help Phone
Call -1-800-668-6868

 Some people get a little weirded out when they hear the word “counselling.” That’s OK. Basically, counselling is about talking to someone who knows a lot about many different issues that young people face. Need help now? Start a confidential conversation with a real person you can trust via phone, text or online.


Calgary Domestic Violence Collective

If you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, it is never too early to reach out for help! Violence and abuse can quickly escalate in relationship and the earlier you get support, the better.


Canadian Mental Helath Association

A leader in reducing the impact of mental disorders and addiction in promoting mental health, wellness and recovery through community-based services.     

Alberta Health Services

Helping you...|Find the information or service that's right for you. Call us, view Access Mental Health for details. For non-urgent cases only. No referral needed



If you want support, information or referrals you can call a shelter just to talk. Most shelters on this site have staff available 24 hours, 7 days per week to answer your call. Click on the shelters located in the area you wish to find help.