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Free Services

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 by calling or texting with a mental health professional.  

This free service is available by calling 403.299.9699 (8 am – 11 pm) or texting 587.315.5000 (9 am – 10 pm). 

Central Library Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Crowfoot Library Hours

Monday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Crisis Counselling

Calgary Distress Centre

24-hour crisis counselling conducted over the phone.

Eastside Mental Health Community Services (Urgent)

Available to support families in crisis over the phone or in person.  

  

General Wellness

811 Health Link Alberta

Provides 24/7 advice from a Registered Nurse. Available in 200 languages. Dial 8-1-1 to call.

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. Run by Alberta Health Services

Manage Stress and Anxiety

Tips and resources for coping with stress provided by the Centre for Disease Control.

Help in Tough Times

Links to all support services and wellness resources provided by Alberta Health Services.

211 Alberta

Information and community resources including mental health and support with basic needs. Dial 2-1-1 to call.

For kids, teens, and parents

Calgary ConnecTeen

Phone, text, chat, or find mental health resources for teens and parents. Run by the Calgary Distress Centre.

Kids Help Phone Canada

Phone, text, chat, or find resources for children and teens looking for mental health support.

 

General Mental Health

Text4Hope

A free Alberta Health Service program providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based text messages written by mental health therapists.

Access Mental Health

An online peer-to-peer support community for your mental health, provided by Alberta Health Service.

Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary Region Peer Support

Speak to someone with lived experience of mental health or substance use concerns.

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.

MoreGoodDays

Receive a daily dose of inspiration and advice, straight to your phone via text message. The project was started by a University of Alberta researcher to support mental health during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Specific Information

Coping and Connection for Children and Families During COVID-19

Information and support from Alberta Health Services about mental health for children and families during COVID-19.

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Tips for coping with stress from the World Health Organization.

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

Information and tips from Alberta Health Services on COVID-19 and mental health.

Healthy Together

A 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.

 

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Tips for helping children cope with stress, from the World Health Organization.

Wood's Homes

Information and resources about mental health, including resources for supporting you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic

Information from Alberta Health Services to help you prepare and maintain healthy habits during the pandemic.