Government of Alberta Mental Health Supports and Services
The following tools and resources are intended to support school and school authorities in meeting the mental health needs of children, students and school communities.
Universal Supports: Supports and services incorporated into the inclusive learning
environment for all learners, including but not limited to quality instruction and providing
welcoming, caring, respectful and safe and respectful learning environments
Government of Alberta: Children’s mental health Resources that help support children and youth with mental health concerns.
AHS Health Together Welcome to Healthy Together, your guide to family and home life during COVID-19. Each weekday, we’ll post a new story about how families can be healthy, active and safe in these changing times.
Alberta Education Student Learning Hub Parents, guardians, and teachers can access resources to support student growth and learning when school re-entry happens in September 2020. Find links for educational materials to develop literacy and numeracy, along with health and wellness information. Visit the Hub often for new resources and updates.
AHS Healthier Together Practical advice to take action on school wellness. Use this resource to spark imagination, and adapt to suit your school community. Align your actions with the comprehensive school health framework to improve student health and education outcomes.
Supporting Learning at Home The resources found on this site were developed by the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC), as a result of funding from Alberta Education, to support implementation.
- Alberta Family Wellness Initiative: Brain Story Certification
- Community Mental Health Action Plan
- Psychological First Aid
- Skills for Psychological Recovery
- Respect in the Workplace
Alberta Health Services’ Help in Tough Times provides links to supports and services, including addiction and mental health, available to Albertans.
Mental Health Supports – Métis Nation of Alberta provides resources in navigating mental heath supports.
Kids Help Phone/French Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) provides free, confidential 24 hours, 7 days a week service for children, youth and young adults. Services include professional counselling by phone, and volunteer-led information and crisis support via phone, text or chat.
211 Alberta provides information, including support via phone, text, chat and website referrals and addiction and mental health referrals and resources. Professionally trained specialists are available by texting INFO to 211, live chat through the website, ab.211.ca or calling 2-1-1.
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service offers a 24/7 helpline for people thinking about or affected by suicide via phone, text or chat (1-833-456-4566).
The Alberta Crisis Text Line is a service, available 24 hours, 7 days a week, that offers information, referrals and volunteer-led, text based support for Albertans of all ages, by texting CONNECT to 741741
The Mental Health Helpline (1-877-303-2642)/French Mental Health Helpline (1-800-567- 9699) and Addiction Helpline (1-866-332-2322) is a 24 hours, 7 days a week confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns.
Alberta Health Services provides a number of virtual addiction and mental health services and supports free to Albertans.
Indigenous students and staff may wish to contact the toll-free Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). This line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada in Cree, Ojibwe and Inuktitut.
Jordan’s Principle supports First nations children access to, but not limited to, mental health supports and services.
Child Advocacy Centres (CAC) build capacity in school authority staff in the central Alberta region to recognize the signs of child abuse, understand their role in reporting child abuse and how to support victims of child abuse.
Resources for families
- Can We Talk? (sponsored website with more resources)
- Canadian Mental Health (CMHA) Workshops
- Alberta Crisis Text Line - Text CONNECT to 741741
- Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868
- Alberta Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642 (24 hrs)
- Distress Centre 403-266-HELP (4357)
- ConnecTeen: 403-264-8336 (24 hrs) or text 587-333-2724 (daytime) or online chat at
- Health link at 8-1-1
- If it is an emergency please contact 9-1-1