Emotional Wellness Resources

All the information on this page can be downloaded as a handout.

What can hurt us emotionally?

  • Family problems
  • Financial problems
  • Health problems
  • Feeling alone
  • Loss & sadness
  • Loss of friends/family members
  • Too much stress and worrying

What can help us emotionally?

  • Family & friends
  • Help from others
  • Our community
  • Being active
  • Having fun
  • Taking time
  • Managing our stress

When you don’t feel well

  • Sad mood
  • Loss of interest/pleasure
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Problems with sleep
  • Easy to get angry
  • Loss of energy/tired
  • Feeling worthless/guilty
  • Cannot concentrate
  • Thoughts of death
  • Anxiety


More detailed information can be found below.

Mental Health Help In-Person

Family Doctor

Make an appointment to see your family doctor. You can discuss your mental health concerns with your family doctor. If you need to find one:

Adult Addiction Services Calgary (AASC)

No appointment is needed.

  •     Offer a full range of outpatient addiction treatment services for adults(18+) and their families
  •     Substance use, gambling, and videogame addiction problems.
  •     Supports clients in reaching their goals and living a healthy lifestyle.
  •     Walk-in appointments are available Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm
  •     Telephone appointments are available Monday to Thursday 8 am – 8 pm, Friday 8 am to 4 pm
  •     3 floor, 707 10 Ave SW Calgary, 403-367-5000
Community Free / Low-cost counseling

Appointment needed.

  • Carya- 403-269-9888
  • Catholic Family Services- 403-233-2360
  • Free-Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association- 403-263-4414
  • Free-Eastside Family Counselling Centre- 403-299-9696
  • Free-Calgary Catholic Immigration Society- 403-298-8577
  • Fee-based on income-Calgary Counselling Centre- 403-691-5991
  • Free Immigrant Services Calgary – 403-444-1508 multiple languages or 403-705-4382
Urgent Mental Health Care

No appointment needed. Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

A multi-disciplinary team that offers assessment and treatment addressing specific concerns such as abuse/violence, addiction, grief, stress, aging, relationships, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and persistent or severe mental illness.

  • 1213 4th St. SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0X7 (Corner of 12th Ave and 4th St. SW)
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM; Sat &Sun: 8:00 AM- 9:00 PM
  • 403- 955-6200
Emergency Mental Health Care

At Hospital Emergency Departments, no appointment needed
If someone wants to hurt oneself or others, please go to:

  • Alberta Children’s Hospital (children 0 to 18 years), 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8, 403-955-7211
  • Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, 403-944-1110
  • Peter Lougheed Medical Centre, 3500 26 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 6J4, 403-943-4555
  • Rockyview General Hospital, 7007 14 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 1P9, 403-943-3000
  • South Health Campus, 4448 Front Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T3M 1M4, 403-956-1111

Mental Health Help Over the Phone / Online

Access Mental Health Calgary – Alberta Health Services

Information and referral for mental health concerns over the phone. No referral needed.
403-943-1500 Calgary
– Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
– Free interpretation available in 240 languages

Mental Health Help Line Alberta 24/7

Anywhere in Alberta, toll-free, 1-877-303-2642

– Provides support, information and referrals to anyone in Alberta with mental health concerns.
– Professionals such as nurses, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
– confidential, anonymous service
– Free interpretation available

Addiction Help Line Alberta 24/7

Anywhere in Alberta, toll-free 1-866-332-2322

– Confidential service
– Provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing addiction and mental health concerns, including problem gambling.
– Professionals such as nurses, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
– Free interpretation available

Family Violence Info Line Alberta 24/7

Anywhere in Alberta, toll-free 310-1818 or online chat
– Free interpretation available.

There are also other places to get help:

– Alberta provincial abuse helpline: 1-855-4HELPAB (1-855-443-5722) – 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-KIDS (5437) – for help 24/7
Protection for Persons in Care Reporting Line: 1-888-357-9339
– to report the abuse of an adult receiving care or support services from public funded service providers such as:
– hospitals
– seniors’ lodges
– nursing homes
– mental health facilities
– shelters
– group homes
– addictions treatment centres
– other supportive living settings

Visit Alberta Government’s Domestic Violence Resource page to find more resources for people experiencing domestic violence.

Sexual Assault Helpline Alberta

Help for finding sexual assault support services (9 am to 9 pm daily)
– Phone 1-866-403-8000 (215+ languages) Alberta
– Text 1-866-403-8000 (English only)
Chat online (English only)

In Calgary,
Call 403-237-5888 Calgary Sexual Assault Centre

Bullying Helpline Alberta 24/7

Anywhere in Alberta,
– Call toll-free, 310-1818 with free interpretation
Chat online (English only)

Kids Help Phone 24/7

Talk to a professional counsellor
– English, French, Ukrainian, Russian, Pashto, Dari, Mandarin and Arabic
– Call 1-800-668-6868
– Text 686868
– Get support from a crisis responder through Facebook Messenger web/app

Crisis line 24/7

By Distress Centre Calgary. They offer crisis support, professional counselling, youth peer support and referrals as needed.

– Call or text 403-266-4357 or chat online.
– Confidential and anonymous
– Free interpretation available

Mobile Response Team

A multi-disciplinary team that offers outreach crisis intervention, prevention, urgent psychiatric assessments, critical incident stress management, respite beds, and mental health education


Connecteen 24/7

Dedicated peer support for youth in Calgary, if you ever have a question, a problem or just need to talk.
– Confidential and anonymous
– Call 403-264-8336
– Text 587-333-2724
– Confidential online chat

Community Connect – Conseling

Connecting Calgary’s communities with affordable and barrier-free access to in-person, phone or video counselling sessions.

Visit their website to find out more


Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network – external

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network provides free resources and personal help and guidance to families and adults who need information about Learning Disabilities (LD) or ADHD

All the information on this page can be downloaded as a handout. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Disclaimer: This material is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional. This material is intended for general information only and is provided on an “as is”, “where is” basis. Although reasonable efforts were made to confirm the accuracy of the information, Alberta Health Services does not make any representation or warranty, express, implied or statutory, as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, applicability or fitness for a particular purpose of such information. Alberta Health Services expressly disclaims all liability for the use of these materials, and for any claims, actions, demands or suits arising from such use.  Last updated September 2023.