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Wellness Desk

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Anything troubling you? We can help.

Access free mental health and addictions support, health information, and referral to services with the Wellness Desk. Visit us to speak with a mental health professional.

Central Library Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday: 11 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 2 pm – 8 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Central Library Wellness Desk is located in room 3-19A.

Crowfoot Library Hours

Monday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Can't make it to an in-person meeting? Access the Wellness Desk remotely by calling 403.299.9699, texting 587.315.5000 (9 am – 10 pm), or live chatting (9 am — 10 pm) to get immediate care.

In partnership with Wood's Homes. This initiative is generously supported by The Government of Alberta, Boone-Poole Family Foundation, The City of Calgary, J K L MacLachlan Family Fund, RBC Foundation and donors of the 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.
  • Alberta Health Services - Community Education Service (CES)
    The Community Education Service (CES) provides parents/caregivers and other community members with opportunities to access free, public education sessions on child and youth emotional wellness and health topics.
  • AHS Text4Hope
    Text4Hope is a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based text messages written by mental health therapists.
  • MoreGoodDays
    Receive a daily dose of inspiration and advice, straight to your phone via text message. This project was started by a University of Alberta researcher to support mental health during the pandemic.
  • 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