Calgary Resources / MH Supports

are you 18 + and looking for supports?


Too often we stigmatize mental health. It is not always easy to access resources once you are finished school . This resource is meant to assist you in finding resources that meet your needs.

Resources In The Calgary Area

AHS Mental Health Helpline – 24/7, toll free: 1-877-303-2642

AHS Toll free Crisis Line/Distress Centres – for 780 area code: 1-800-482-4357; for 403 area code: 1-800-784-2433

More Alberta Health Services helpline numbers here

Kids Help Phone Crisis Line: 1-800-668-6868

Salvation Army Crisis Line: 780-429-0230

CMHA Distress line – 24/7: 780-482-4357

CMHA Rural Distress Line: 1-800-232-7288

Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) – 24/7, English & French: 1-833-456-4566

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – 24/7: 1-855-242-3310

Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Trans LifeLine:1-877-330-6366

Suicide Resources

Canada now has one toll-free hotline:

Canada's toll free suicide prevention hotline: 1-833-456-4566– chat & text 45645 / Quebec 1 866 APPELLE (277 3553) Crisis Services Canada

Hotlines & Websites:
If you, or someone you know is struggling and at risk, here are support resources:

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CANADA- - select province/territory

U.S.- NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE1-800-273-8255 suicide prevention lifeline

WORLDWIDE- befrienders - enter country in search box at top of page

Check out this page Need to Talk.


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211 is here to help you find the right community and social services. You can dial 2-1-1 to speak to an Information & Referral Specialist, or search our online community resource directory

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Connect Network

If you are experiencing or have questions about sexual abuse and sexual assault please call…1.403.237.58881.877.237.5888 Toll Free in Alberta

Distress Centre

We are available to talk anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Crisis doesn’t take time off, so neither do we. When you make a call to Distress Centre, you will always get an answer, an open mind and a caring ear.

ELEMENTS supports for you

Calgarians 18+ specially designed programs where individuals with a mental illness can improve their skills and enhance their capabilities for living, learning, working and socializing in the community,


Distress Centre Crisis phone number

Suite 300, 1010-8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1J2
Crisis 24 hours Main Crisis Line:(403) 266-4357 ConnecTeen: (403) 264-TEEN
on line chat support:
South Calgary

Need to see someone ... South Calgary has access to Psychiatrists and other resources to assist you


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Walk in Counselling

A safe , supportive space for youth up to 24 yrs. old

A number of supports and services: family physician, counseling , basic needs, community kitchen etc. 1116 Centre Street NE Mon. to Fri. 12- 6p.m.

East Side Information

Eastside Family Centre - No fee, immediate walk-in counselling

Northgate Mall
255 495 36 St. NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6K3
Phone: 403-299-9696

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and all statutory holidays

Walk-in Counselling

This service provides a 50-minute session with a qualified mental health professional.

  • No-fee, first served walk-in counselling
  • Assistance with: Mental health concerns, life stressors, family stress, relationship issues
  • Referrals to other community resources
Eastside Family Centre - 25 years of service


Addiction Services 18 plus

Call 403-297-3071 1177 - 11 th Ave South West -2nd Floor

Intake Daily at 12;30 Need two pieces of Gov. issued ID Alberta Health Care Card and another

Alberta - The Early Psychosis Treatment Program (EPTP) or (EPP)

Calgary Health Region EPTP currently operates in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The program began in December 1996 and was designed to meet the needs of young people diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis. It is a joint program of the Calgary Health Region and the Alberta Mental Health Board. Represented on the team are the disciplines of Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, and Social Work.

Early Psychosis Treatment Program
Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 - 29 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9
Tel. 403-944-4836 Fax 403-944-4008

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Support Groups

Not a comprehensive list ,but a start



This page is a work in progress and will be continually updated.