Mental Health Supports
The school-age years are critical for promoting healthy development, for teaching students how to deal with the everyday ups and downs of life, and for recognizing early signs of mental health challenges.
Working together with families and community partners, we can help students access the right supports for them to be healthy and successful in school and life. Parents or guardians who are concerned for their child’s well-being should reach out to their child’s school or may wish to access community resources.
24-hour health advice from a registered nurse.
Get referrals and resources about addictions and mental health supports.
Call or text INFO to 211, or visit ab.211.ca
Tips for staying healthy, active and safe.
Indigenous Wellness Core:
The 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.
Resources for Kids
Resources tailored towards helping children develop a healthy sense of self-worth, emotional literacy, social-emotional intelligence, emotion regulation skills, coping skills, and empathy.
Kids Help Phone:
Mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people.
Text CONNECT to 686868, or
Supports First Nations children’s access to mental health and other supports and services.
Know how to find supports, stay safe or help others who are experiencing bullying in person or online.
Mental Health Foundations:
Resources for parents and caregivers; book suggestions, handouts, scripts, videos, etc.
Information and practical tools aimed to help parents support the healthy emotional and behavioural development of their child, regardless of their child’s age.
Mental Health Helpline:
A 24/7 confidential service that provides support to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns.
Help in Tough Times:
Many mental health resources are offered.
Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
A safe place to talk – any time, in your own way.
Call 1.833.456.4566 (Available 24/7/365)
Send a text to 45645 (Available 4pm – Midnight ET)