To help anyone who may be looking for accessible mental heath support in Edmonton, we’ve compiled a list of resources and organizations in this article. We start off with two main crisis lines that are available 24/7 and then break down other support channels into more specific concerns.
If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, call 911.
If you are not located in Edmonton, AB, but you’re still looking to access mental health support, you can find more national and international resources in our other article.
The CMHA Edmonton Distress Line is available 24/7 and provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. They also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.
Phone Number: 780-482-4357
The Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line is available 24/7 and provides support as well as information and referrals to all Albertans coping with mental health concerns. The nurses, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists providing support can help with crisis support, addiction screening and assessment over the phone, information about mental health topics, strategies that you can use at home to support your emotional well-being, and information about accessing local services.
Phone number: 1-877-303-2642 (toll free) or 811 and ask to speak with a mental health team
If you’re looking for support specific to addiction, bullying, abuse or violence, or need to access support for children, those options are listed below.
Addiction Helpline (24/7 adult addiction and mental health services) 1-866-332-2322
Access 24/7 (addiction and mental health services, referrals) 780-424-2424
Adult Crisis Response Team (24/7) 780-424-2424
Bullying Helpline (24/7, call, text or online chat) 780-310-1818, chat link here
Child Abuse Hotline (24/7) 1-800-387-5437
Children Crisis Mobile Response Team (24/7) 780-407-1000
Children Mental Health Crisis Line (24/7) 780-427-4491
Kids Help Phone (24/7) call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Kids Kottage (24/7) 780-944-2888
Emergency Social Services 780-427-3390
Family Violence Info Line (24/7) 780-310-1818
Seniors Abuse Helpline 1-888-357-9339
Abuse Helpline 1-855-443-5722
Sexual Violence One Line (AB, 9am-9pm, 7 days/week, call or text) 1-866-403-8000
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24/7) 780-423-4121
Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7) 1-888-784-2433
Human Trafficking Hotline (24/7) 1-833-900-1010
In addition to the mental health support services above, there are also options that can help with housing, family services, support for family members and loved ones of individuals coping with mental health concerns, as well as bereavement support for those coping with grief.
Alberta Council of Womens’ Shelter 1-866-331-3933
A Safe Place (shelter for women & children in Sherwood Park) 780-464-7233
Ermineskin Women’s Shelter 780-545-444
Hope Mission 780-422-2018
Lurana Shelter 780-424-5875
Safe House (Catholic Social Services; temp shelter for at-risk youth) 780-474-9938
SAGE Senior’s Safe House 780-454-8888
WEAC (Women’s Emergency Accomodation Centre) 780-423-5302
WIN House (crisis intervention 24/7) 780-479-0058
YESS (Youth Empowerment & Support Services) 780-468-7070
Al-Anon (help for families of alcoholics) 780-433-6000
Birth Control Centre 780-735-0010
Edmonton Community Legal Centre 780-702-1725
Edmonton Violence Prevention Centre 780-439-4635
Elizabeth Fry Society 780-421-1175
The Family Centre 780-900-6274
Momentum Counselling (walk-in, no fee) 780-757-0900
Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic 780-342-2300
Suicide Bereavement Support 780-732-6654
SPCA Pet Safe Keeping Help Centre 780-447-3600
The Today Family Violence Help Centre 780-455-6880
Woman’s Health Options 780-484-1124
YWCA Counselling Services 780-423-9922