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Wellness Desk

Anything troubling you? Our Wellness Desk can help.

The Wellness Desk provides access to free mental health and addictions support, health information, and referral to services. Visit us in room 3-19A at Central Library to meet with a mental health professional and get immediate care for emotional or mental health challenges.

This free service is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 am to 5 pm, Thursdays from 2 pm to 8 pm, and Fridays from noon to 6 pm, on a drop-in basis.

In partnership with Wood's Homes. This initiative is generously supported by the City of Calgary, RBC Foundation and donors of the Calgary Public Library Foundation. 

Mental Health Resources

  • Wood's Homes
    Find information and resources about mental health, including resources for supporting you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
    Find information and tips from Alberta Health Services on COVID-19 and mental health.
  • Help in Tough Times
    Find links to support and resources from Alberta Health Services.
  • AHS Text4Hope
    Text4Hope is a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based text messages written by mental health therapists.
  • Coping and Connection for Children and Families During COVID-19
    Find information and support from Alberta Health Services about mental health for children and families during COVID-19
  • Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic
    Easy-to-read information from Alberta Health Services to help you prepare and maintain healthy habits during a pandemic.
  • Healthy Together
    Your guide to family and home life during COVID-19. Each weekday, Alberta Health Services posts a new story about how families can be healthy, active, and safe during these changing times.
  • Mental Health Wellness Videos
    A series of short (one to 2.5 minutes) videos on mental wellness by a doctor from Alberta Health Services on a variety of topics.

On-Demand Events

These recent speaker events from the Library discuss resilience in times of uncertainty, or how the loneliness of quarantine might differ from regular loneliness.

Watch Supporting Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty, in partnership with the Mathison Centre

Watch Think Big: Loneliness in the Time of COVID, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Anxiety in a Time of Crisis, in partnership with the Mathison Centre