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Calgary Resources

Emergency/Distress Resources

Mental Health Helpline– 1.877.303.2642
Health Link – 811
Family Violence – 310.1818
Kids Help Phone – 1.800.668.6868

Distress Centre

Phone (24 Hour Crisis Line): 403.266.4357
Online Crisis Chat:
Chat is available from 3pm – 10:00pm weekdays and from noon-10:00pm on weekends.


Phone (24 hours): 403-264-TEEN (403-264-8336)
Phone is the fastest way to get in touch with us. It is answered 24 hours a day, with peer support available from 5pm – 10pm on weekdays and from 12 – 10pm on Saturday and Sunday. Outside of those hours, adult volunteers respond to calls

Monday to Friday, from 3pm – 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 12 – 10pm

Text: 587-333-2724
Monday to Friday, from 3pm – 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 10pm

Centre for Suicide Prevention
Call – 1.833.456.4566
Text- 45645

Wood’s Homes Emergency Support Lines
Call – 1.800.563.6106
Call – 403.299.9699
Text – 587.315.5000 (9am-10pm)

Grief Support Resources

Alberta Children’s Hospital – Grief Support Service
Bereavement counselling and ongoing support following the death of a child.

This program is available to provide ongoing support to families when a child dies. Bereavement support is offered in many ways to fit the unique needs of a family, such as individual, family and group counselling, resources/education and referrals to community agencies.

To find out more about this program, call 403-955-5463 or 403-955-5474.

Hospice Calgary (Sage Centre)Grief Support for children and families

AHS Adult Grief Support

Support Counselling and Groups

Canadian Mental Health Association

Calgary Counselling Centre

Wood’s Homes

CARYA (Family and Older Adult Support)

Parent Link Centres

Families Matter

Calgary Catholic Family Services

CanLearn Society – ADHD & LD Support
Services to help children, teens and adults with ADHD and learning disabilities

Professional Associations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Canadian Association for Play Therapy

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

EMDR International Association

Association for Death Education and Counseling: The Thanatology Association