Mental Health & Wellness


Find a Doctor Website (Alberta)
Call 811 Health Link or visit the website

Active for Life
Raising Physically Literate Kids

Mental Health

Alberta Health Services Resources

Mental Health Access - Calgary Zone - Toll Free number: 1-844-943-1500

Healthy Together
Welcome to Healthy Together, your guide to family and home life during COVID-19. Each weekday, a new story is posted about how families can be healthy, active and safe in these changing times. All ages.

Help in Tough Times
Help in Tough Times resources and services available from Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health. All ages.

Other Supports and Information

Distress Centre Calgary

Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary
Counselling, Therapy and Workshops

Community Connect YYC
Affordable and barrier-free access to in-person, phone or video counselling sessions. 

Right Hand Support - Mentorship Program (Cochrane)

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development

The Community Helpers Program

The Community Helpers Program aims to promote mental wellbeing and raise awareness about the issue of suicide among youth and young adults, ages 12-30. 

We do this by training the natural helpers in our community to support young people who may be struggling. 

By equipping the natural helpers in our community with helping skills, we can catch problems before they become serious, promote professional supports when needed and boost our ability and willingness to look out for each other, creating a mentally supportive community in a cost-effective way. 

Helpers include any supportive person youth and young adults are likely to turn to when they’re struggling, such as their peers, parents, teachers, coaches, managers, volunteers, mentors and other youth allies. Young people are more likely to come to these informal supports for help than professional ones.

Helpers don’t replace trained mental health professionals, in fact a great deal of the training focuses on when and how to help people access professional supports.

The Community Helpers Program teaches:

  • how to help a youth or young adults who may be struggling
  • how to take care of your own wellbeing when you are a helper to someone else
  • mental health and suicide awareness
  • other issues youth and young adults may be facing
  • professional resources in the community and when and how to access them

The Community Helpers Program also occasionally offers additional related training to boost helpers’ skills and wellbeing

The Community Helpers Program is offered in community organizations, workplaces, schools and to members of the general public who support youth and young adults

If you’re interested in having the CHP come to your community organization, workplace or school, you can make a request by contacting community helpers.

If you’re a parent that wants to see this program in your school, please contact your child’s teacher. They can request to have the Community Helpers Program in your child’s class or school.  

Check out the You Tube video on the Cochrane Community Helpers Program

For current program offerings, please visit the Town Activity Guide.

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