Calgary Counselling Resources

  • Health Information
    Health Link – 811
  • Mental Health
    Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642
  • Kids Help
    Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868

Woods Community Resource team 299-9699

Distress Centre 403-266-4357

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Access Mental health

Provides information, consultation and referral to individuals residing in Calgary who have addiction and/or mental health concerns. Clinicians work over the telephone to help people navigate the addiction and mental health system.

AHS: Ways to Wellness

211 211 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, or chat online with us from 12-8pm MT daily.

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Indigenous health program

Alberta Health Services Indigenous Health Program 403-955-6600 The Indigenous Health Program partners with Indigenous peoples, communities and key stakeholders to provide accessible, culturally appropriate health services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Alberta. For more information email
Calgary Counselling Centre

When people come to Calgary Counselling Centre they know something is not working well in their life. They know something’s off, or something’s just not feeling ‘right’.

Calgary Counselling Centre for teens

We’re a place to be heard. Give us a call. We’ll listen. (NEXEN Call Centre: 403.691.5991)

And, if you’re worried about the money thing and don’t want to tell your parents, we can figure it out together. Don’t let small things stop you from reaching out. We’re here and waiting to reach back.

Youth counselling is available in:

Depression Bullying Attention Deficient Disorder Parent-Child Conflict

ParentingChild Behaviour Problems Separation/Divorce Domestic Abuse

Eating Disorders Violence in Intimate Relationship Victim of Crime Family Relations

Catholic Family Services

We all experience bumps in the road. There are times when we feel overwhelmed, lost or simply unable to cope with our problems. Call us today to find out more. Please call 403-233-2360.You can also email us at

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 Connect, we’re here to help if your gut says something in your relationship
Connect Teen

ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area. We are a program of Distress Centre.Have a question, a problem or just need someone to talk to, give us a call, drop us an email, send us a text or chat with us online.

Distress Centre

One to six counselling sessions are provided to help support an individual, family or couples coping with a crisis. Please note that we do not provide specialized assessments or treatment for specific mental health/psychiatric disorders.


Normally these are free drop In resources, but some are still offering supports..

These services offer walk-in counselling and support services. No need for an appointment. Just show up.

  • Woods Homes Eastside Family Centre 403-299-9696 Northgate Mall 255 – 495 36 Street NE Open 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. Provides no-fee, walk-in counselling for youth and families for assistance with mental health concerns, life stressors, family stress, relationship issues and referrals to other community resources.
  • South Calgary Health Centre 403-943-9300 31 Sunpark Plaza SE, Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. No fee, single session, walk-in counselling. This is an urgent care facility for non-life threatening health issues and mental health care.
  • Distress Centre Calgary 403-266-4357 #300, 1010 – 8 Avenue S.W., Free walk-in counselling available Monday to Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for individuals, couples and families.
East Side Counselling

This service provides a therapy session with a registered mental health professional. No-fee, walk-in counselling Assistance with: mental health concerns, life stressors, family stress, relationship issues Referrals to other community resources


  • 403-943-1500 (Access Mental Health)
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
  • Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437
  • Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322
  • Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642
  • Health Link: 811
  • 211 Alberta: 211
  • Crisis and Distress Calgary : 403-266-HELP (4357)


Addiction Helpline 1-866-332-2322 The Addiction Helpline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a weeks and is available for all Albertans. The confidential services provides support for alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling and information and referral to services.
CMHA Calgary - Peer Support


Canadian Mental Health Association 403-297-1402 #105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW, Monday to Friday (Excluding Holidays) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Our Peer Support service provides the opportunity for anyone – individual, family member or professional – looking for a connection with others, who is new to the mental health and/or addiction community, looking for information about a mental health diagnosis, or the chance to speak with someone with lived experience. Email at


If you cannot find someone you trust who is willing to support you, dial a crisis line right away (all crisis lines are confidential). If this is an emergency, please dial 911. Help is out there.

  • Distress Centre (free 24/7 crisis line) 403-266-HELP (4357) TTY (for the hearing impaired) 403-543-1967 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days. When you make a call to the Distress Centre, you will always get an answer, an open mind and a caring ear. An online chat is available from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily. Emails ( are responded to within 24 – 48 hours, so call the crisis line if it is urgent.


Formerly Calgary Family Services. Our name has changed, but our determination to help Calgarians find their inner potential and build flourishing relationships remains the same.

With 40 program offerings for individuals and families, we provide a full spectrum of interactive counselling and development services for people of all ages — from babies to youth to older adults — and their support network

We’re located at: 200, 1000 – 8th Avenue SW
Calgary AB, T2P 3M7

Intake: 403-205-5244
Phone: 403-269-9888 (general inquiries)
Fax: 403-205-5281

Our offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm and are closed on stat holidays.

    Our individual well-being & education programs and services help individuals and families overcome challenges in life – whether it’s dealing with frustrating emotions, increasing your self-confidence and self-awareness or increasing your financial resiliency.


    Calgary Family Therapy Centre
    300 - 2204 2nd Street SW
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2S 3C2
    Telephone: (403) 802-1680
    Fax: (403) 270-7446

    Early Psychosis

    Early Psychosis Treatment & Prevention Program (403) 944-4836

    Calgary Health Region – Foothills Medical Centre

    This is an outpatient mental health service treating adolescents and adults with a first episode of psychosis, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, experiencing the prodromal phase of a psychotic illness, hospitalized for a first episode of psychosis, and who are in the first three months of treatment for psychosis. Services are provided for a three-year period.



    Family Therapy Program - (403) 802-1680

    University of Calgary

    The Family Therapy Program has professional therapists who work with families with children who are experiencing emotional or behavioural problems. The primary goal of the Family Therapy Program is to enable families to develop their own methods of managing these problems more effectively. There is no cost to families for the therapy programs



    YWCA - Children Exposed to Family Violence Services
    Offer counselling and guidance for children, parents, and adolescents to help mitigate feelings of guilt or anxiety related to family violence.