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COVID-19: Mental Health Support

Return to COVID-19 - Support for individuals

Page updated: June 2, 2020

911

Always call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
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211

If you need support and resources, please reach out to 211 via phone, text or online chat. A Community Resource Specialist can work with you to see what community resources and services are available and work to get you connected with support.

Contact information
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone/text: 211
Website: www.ab.211.ca/211-topics/mental-health-addictions

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services has mental health supports available for all Albertans.

Contact information
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 811
Website: www.albertahealthservices.ca

Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada connects you to resources, coaching, counselling, and a community of support to help you through the pandemic.

Contact information
Website: Wellness Together Canada

General help line

Need Someone to talk to? Trained volunteers and professional staff are available to talk. Your call will be confidential, the service is free and is offered in over 200 languages.

Contact information
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 403-266-HELP (4357)
Hearing Impaired hone 403-543-1967

Kids Help Phone

If you need to speak to someone about any stress, fear and anxiety you may be feeling, you can reach out.

Contact information
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Website: KidsHelpPhone.ca

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society

Offers the supports and programs for seniors.

  • Social Phone Support
  • Practical Kindness (urgent requests)

Contact information
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 403-266-6200
Website: calgaryseniors.org

Caregiver Alberta

Caregiver Alberta will continue to offer support through the Caregiver Advisor online programming. They've also added online Caregiver Support Community groups and online programming which can be found on their COVID-19 Resources page.

Contact information
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Phone: 1-877-453-5088
Website: caregiversalberta.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association offers Peer support.

Contact information
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 403-297-1402
Phone: 403-297-1708
Website: cmha.calgary.ab.ca

Calgary Distress Centre

If you feel you are in a crisis right now, please call the Distress Centre.

Contact information
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 403-266-4357
Website: distresscentre.com/

Awo Taan Healing Lodge

Supportive counselling for women and children of any culture fleeing abuse (for up to three weeks).

Contact information
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 403-531-1970 ext. 210 and 211

Métis Calgary Family Services

Online support for mental health.

Contact information
Phone: 403-240-4642

Aboriginal Friendship Center of Calgary

The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary has programs and services for urban Indigenous people to come together as a community to support one another.

Contact information
Phone: 403-270-7379
Email: ictf@afccalgary.org

Native Addictions Healing Lodge

If you or someone you love is struggling with addictions, please contact the Native Addictions Healing Lodge for help.

Contact information
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 403-216-7921

Indigenous Mental Health - Alberta Health Services

Phone therapy and phone wellness support is available.

Contact information
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 403-955-6645

Other resources

There are resources to help you connect with and support your family, friends and neighbours during the pandemic.

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