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Personal Counselling & Resources

This site contains information that can help both in times of crisis or if you are just gathering information. Remember that you can always seek some guidance or help by coming into Student Services. Also, do not hesitate to dial 211 as it is a great place to start your search.


  • The Support Network - A website which provides active support for a variety of issues as well as a 24-Hour Distress Line.
  • SACE - An organization devoted to helping empower individuals affected by sexual abuse and assault; also includes a 24-Hour Crisis Line.
  • Right By You - A guide for parents and caregivers.
  • Help for Me

  • If they are in immediate danger - Call 911
  • If they are an adult having a mental health crisis but there is not in immediate danger - contact the Crisis Response Team (team consists of a police officer and a mental health therapist and is available 24/7) -780-424-2424
  • If they are a youth having a mental health crisis but they are not in immediate danger- Contact the Youth Crisis Response Team (Available 8:00am - 11:30 pm) -780-407-1000
  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis anywhere in Alberta please call 1-877-303-2642 (Toll-Free) 

Mental Health & Support Resources


  • If you ever just need someone to talk to but don't know who, you can get in contact with Kids Help Phone.
  • They offer FREE 24/7 professional counselling to anyone up to age 24. Whether by phone, text, or through their website.
  • Their service is free and confidential.

  • If you are thinking about seeing a mental health professional for the first time (therapist, psychologist etc.), the Mental Health Copilots can be a big help.
  • They will meet with you to conduct an interview. At the end of the interview, they will provide you with a list of mental health professionals that they think will be a good fit.

  • A FREE walk-in clinic for youth seeking addiction and mental health support.
  • Services include; Support groups, mental health and/or addiction counselling, psychiatry, education /income /housing /employment.
  • Phone - (780) 415-0048 (Leave a message)
  • Hours - Tuesday to Friday - 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm (No referral or appointment necessary)

  • FREE drop-in psychological counselling services are in your community. With you, their Intern Therapists help you create a plan for the change you most want in your life.
  • They offer individual, couples/partners, and family therapy. Our services include referrals to additional services that will support the change you desire.
  • **People under the age of 18 must-have parental consent to access services

  • Offers a variety of programs for Albertans of African descent.
  • Free Mental Health Counselling:
  • Mental Health and Wellness Mentorship Program:
    • For Albertan youth of African descent aged 15-24.
    • Operates through a mentorship model matching youth up with adult mentors.
  • Website link: https://www.africacentre.ca/

  • They offer a free eating disorder-specific helpline [416-340-4156] (Open from 11 am to 7 pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from 11am - 5pm. All times EST).
  • They can also be contacted via online chat and email to answer questions.
  • A great source of relevant information about all eating disorders including; anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and restrictive food intake disorder.
  • Includes links to relevant supports and resources.
  • Website Link: https://nedic.ca/

  • Momentum is a mental health counseling agency, supporting people who would otherwise be unable to access counselling because of long waitlists or costs.
  • Staff Credentials: Volunteer Registered Health Professionals.
  • Type of intervention: Solution-Focused Therapy
  • People come to Momentum for a range of reasons. You might be looking for strategies that can be used to problem-solve or help you cope with a stressful situation. You might want to determine what services and programs could be most helpful to you, or you might simply want to be listened to with understanding and without judgment.
  • Fees are based on a sliding scale ranging from 25$-200$ a session based on your income.
  • Appointments are not necessary, however, it's recommended to call ahead to know wait times.

  • The Family Centre is a non-profit committed to providing inclusive programming for individuals and individuals.
  • Staff credentials: Mental Health Therapists.
  • Type of intervention: Solutions / Goal-focused counselling
  • 50-minute sessions are available in-person, virtually or over the phone.
  • The First session is free. following appointments are $180 per session. Subsidized counselling is available. We will determine your fee after your first session. If you have insurance, email counselling@familycentre.org for more information or if you plan to use your benefits for counselling.
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can access counselling. Children under 18 can talk to a therapist with their parents’ consent. Parents must talk with the therapist first.
  • They also offer group therapy options.
  • Phone Number: 780-900-6274

  • Togetherall is a safe, virtual / online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.
  • An online service that provides a variety of virtual mental health supports including, support groups, conversations with mental health professionals, activities and information.
  • Free for all Albertans 16+
  • Once you register they will work with you to set up a personalized plan to improve your mental health.

  • Cornerstone is a faith-based non-profit which seeks to provide professional and affordable mental health care.
  • Offers individual, couples, group, assessments, and family therapy options.
  • The first appointment is free, afterwords a sliding scale is applied for fees ranging from 20$-200$ per counselling session.
  • Staff credentials: Registered mental health professionals, graduate-level interns.
  • Phone Number: 780.482.6215 ext. 0

  • Through a partnership with the LGBTQ Wellness Centre, the Family Resilience Project offers free short-term counselling to sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) children, youth, and families.
  • If you are someone you know requires counselling please fill out this contact form (Click Here). Select "Family Resilience Project" for services required. You will be contacted directly within 5 business days.
  • Website Link: www.ualberta.ca/ismss/programs-and-services/family-resilience-project/index.html


Resources for Parents

  • Mental Health Literacy
  • AHS Caregiver Education Series
    • Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth.
    • Their goal is to increase awareness and reduce the stigma of the mental health challenges that children and adolescents experience, provide parents and caregivers with evidence-based mental health information, and provide strategies that support mental wellness.
    • Workshops are generally offered online and in-person in a variety of locations (see website for more information.
    • They offer workshops and sessions on parenting, mental health, and general wellness for caregivers and those they care for.
  • Family Centre Parenting Classes/Workshops
    • Family Centre parenting classes focus on positive and healthy ways to raise children and offer a number of parenting courses suitable for families of all kinds.
    • Workshops and lessons exist for a variety of age groups and areas of focus. Including; Discipline for Children and Youth, Self-Care for Parents, Parenting Communication Skills, Positive Parenting Strategies, and Parenting Through Divorce and Separation.
    • Classes have associated costs however a sliding scale (fee reduction based on income) is available upon request.

Resources for Students with Disabilities

Indigenous Supports

  • Aboriginal/Indigenous Psychological Services: 587-594-9855
    • Sliding scale option for counselling, and family circles.
    • Culturally rooted in Indigenous healing.
  • Aboriginal Counselling Services of Alberta: (780) 448-0378
    • Provides many group support services and programs rooted for Indigenous individuals, rooted in culture.
    • All programs are free of charge.
  • Native Counselling Services of Alberta: 780-451-4002
    • Community Programs and Resource Hub for Indigenous and Metis.
    • Services for survivors of Residential Schools
  • ARCH Psychological Service
    • Intake and General Enquiries: 780-428-9223 (Head Office in Edmonton) or call  Toll-Free: 1-855-214-7542
    • Website Link: www.archpsychological.com
    • In the spirit of truth, healing, and reconciliation we respectfully acknowledge that we live and work on the land of Treaties 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, and other unsigned Treaties, the ancestral land of many diverse Indigenous Peoples.  


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