Access Mental Health
Access Mental Health is a non-urgent service providing information, consultation, and referrals for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns. Mental Health Clinicians complete a clinical interview over the telephone to assess the individuals’ needs. Mental Health Clinicians are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community-based programs and will explore all options in order to refer individuals to the most appropriate resources.
Phone Number: 403-943-1500
Mental Health Helpline
Provides toll-free, 24 / 7 telephone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans.
- confidential, anonymous service
- information about mental health programs and services
- referrals to other agencies if needed
Phone Number: 1-877-303-2642 (Toll free)
Text4Hope is a free service where people receive text messages with advice and encouragement to help them cope and build resilience in this stressful, isolating time. Designed for community members, they simply text to subscribe to receive ongoing supportive content. There is no cost.
To join this free service:
- Text “covid19hope” in the text box
- Send it to 393939
Taking charge of what you can: a COVID-19 toolkit
AHS has designed this toolkit to help you focus on the parts of your life that you can take charge of and stop spending energy
on the things you cannot control.
Additional resources from Alberta Health Services:
AHS has created this resource sheet with mental health tips during COVID-19. It has a number of different helpful resources that can be accessed if you need support, including Kids Help Phone, 8-1-1, Employee and Family Assistance Program and the province's referral line for community, social and government services. Click the link below: