Mental Health Resources

It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood through adulthood.

Our PCN Clinicians offer free Community Classes to help maintain your Mental Health and Wellness, and there are many other free mental health resources available to Bow Valley residents.

Check out our community coalition’s site SeeTheSigns.ca for mental health information & support, & scroll for a quick list below!

 

LOCAL SUPPORTS
  • Short-term mental health services for mild concerns (Adults 18+): Our PCN Mental Health Clinicians 403-675-3000
  • Mental health services for addictions &/or moderate-severe concerns (Youth & Adults): AHS Bow Valley Addiction and Mental Health via Access Mental Health 1-844-943-1500
  • Support for those grieving the loss of a loved one or a receiving life-changing diagnosis: Bow Valley Palliative Care Society, 403-707-7111
  • Walk-in Mental Health Services: at Banff Hospital 403-762-2222 & Canmore Hospital 403-678-5536 from 2-9 pm daily
  • Rapid Access Counselling & more (virtual options): Community Connect YYC.
  • Support for gender diverse, based in Calgary (Virtual support offered): Skipping Stone
  • 24-Hour Crisis Counselling Phoneline: Distress Centre Calgary, Phone: 1-403-266-4357 or Online chat: distresscentre.com
  • 24-Hour Crisis Counselling Phoneline for youth 21 years or less: Distress Centre ConnecTeen Calgary  1-403-264-8336
PROVINCIAL / FEDERAL SUPPORTS
  • AHS Mental Health Help Line (24/7): 1-877-303-2642
  • Alberta 211 Community & Social Services Health Line, Text or phone: 211 Online Chat: ab.211.ca
  • Bullying Help Line, Call or Text 310-1818
  • Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health Resources
  • Indigenous Hope for Wellness Help Line (24/7): 1-855-242-3310
  • Gender diverse peer support: 1-877-330-6366, Trans Lifeline
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 Text: CONNECT to 686868
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline (24/7): 9-8-8
ADDICTION & PROBLEMATIC SUBSTANCE USE
  • Addiction Help Line(24/7):  1-866-332-2322
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Calgary: 403-777-1212
  • Bow Valley Addiction and Mental Health via AHS Access Mental Health:  1-844-943-1500
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA):  1-877-463-3537
RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

ahs.ca/virtualmentalhealth
ahs.ca/helpintoughtimes

anxietycanada.com
BLLHA.ca supports
keltyskey.com
seethesigns.ca
smartrecovery.org
togetherall.com
wellnesstogether.ca 

RECOMMENDED APPS

Insight Timer
Mindshift

PDF version of the Bow Valley PCN’s Mental Health Resources Card

Recharge & Reflect wellness activity ideas

 

*if you are at risk of harming yourself or others, call 911 immediately*