Mental Health Supports / Resources

  • Addictions Helpline1-866-332-2642 Provides toll-free, 24/7 telephone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans. Provides confidential, anonymous service, crisis intervention, information about mental health programs and services, referrals to other agencies if needed.   Click on Help in Tough Times for resources.
  • Action for Healthy Communities – 1-833-738-7727.  Will provide assistance for people experiencing difficulties due to public health orders on COVID-19.
  • Alberta Health Services Help in Tough TimesWebsite Resource
  • Alberta Health Services Addiction & Mental Health 780-672-1181 Mental Health & Addiction professionals provide voluntary community based counselling/treatment (including psychiatric consultation as required), information & referral to all ages who present with a clearly definable mental illness &/or alcohol, drug, tobacco or gambling problems.  Free of Charge.
  • Camrose Family Resource Centre – 780-672-0141.  A registered Social Worker, plus 4 trained Triple P professionals, available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to provide support to parents. Visit the Triple P page on their website for information.  No Charge.
  • Camrose Primary Care Network780-608-4927
  • Camrose Psychological Inc. – We are all impacted by the pandemic … anxiety, depression, and fear, etc., as we manage our lives during this time. Whether you are an essential service provider who is feeling the stress of working in a high-risk environment or someone who has been laid off and is struggling with social isolation, support is available. Dr. Pamela Woodman, Registered Psychologist  (visit link to read her credentials) is currently seeing all clients online using Doxy.me, a secure confidential platform endorsed by the Canadian Psychological Association. Clients do not need to download anything, and can use personal phone or computer. Call or text 780-679-5954 or email camrosepsychological@gmail.com to set up an appointment. Dr. Woodman is able to take on new clients who live in AB, number dependent on needs of clients. Messages returned within 48 hours, between 8:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri., with some flexibility if necessary.  Payment for service is due at each appointment and payable by eTransfer.  A sliding fee scale will be used to determine fee.  Please know that you don’t have to feel alone, support is available!
  • Camrose Women’s Shelter – The Crisis Line 1-877-672-1010 and/or 780-672-1035 offers phone support 24/7. Also email crisiswork@camrosewomenshelter.org. Responses via email will occur within one day.  Target population is women who may be experiencing domestic violence; however, can provide general crisis support over the telephone.  Staff are able to provide friendly, compassionate support over the phone or email and are able to make referrals to other community agencies as needed. Where appropriate, by be referred to Women’s Shelter Outreach program for supports and information about staying safely in their home.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association780-672-0257  Supports adults with severe and persistent mental illness and individuals with a dual diagnosis as in mental illness/developmental disabitlity via zoom, Facetime, online, etc during COVID-19 shut down.  Mon. – Fri. 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Centre for Online Mental Health Supports – a newly developed, online mental health resource that provides evidence-based tools to help individuals and families manage during this difficult time. Free sessions.
  • Centre for Restorative Mental Health – Kirsti Skinstad, Registered Professional Counselor Candidate (kirstikinstad@gmail.com) and Dr. Kendall Banack, Registered Psychologist (drkendellbanack@gmail.com). Both offer support on-line or by phone.  Email for a free 15 minute phone consultation to assess for fit. Available from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., weekdays only. Work with adults and families, welcome all people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.  Visit the website for fees / sliding fee scale is available.  Visit Centre for Restorative Mental Health Facebook.
  • City of Camrose COVID-10 Response Page
  • COVID-19 Care and How to Manage Symptoms visit Care Instructions and How to Manage Symptoms
  • Distress Line, Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region1-800-232-7288.  No charge.
  • Domestic Violence Response to COVID-19 Pandemic – Sagesse – Sagesse is here to help individuals currently being impacted by domestic violence find safety in isolation.  Email programs@sagesse.org 
  • Family School Liaison Workers BRSD – are available to support students and parents already on their caseload. New referrals are responded to within a couple of days.  Staff are available Mon. – Fri., 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.  BRSD is positing wellness and learning information for families.
  • Family Violence During COVID  – Help is still available during this time.
  • Family Violence Info Line Chat – Talk anonymously with trained staff/counsellors, 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Grief Article –  Connect with Bill at Hospice Society Camrose & District780-608-0636.  No Charge.
  • Haven Art Therapy Studio – Registered Canadian Art Therapy – 780-678-6223.  $105/hour/sliding fee scale.  On-line Spiritual Creativity Circle pay what you can.
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada – A good resource of information (not individual counselling, but very good reading).
  • Mental Health Help Line1-877-303-2642.  No charge. 24/7 phone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans. 
  • NeighbourAid / Food Bank780-679-3220
  • Nutrition and COVID-19  found on the Alberta Health Services website.
  • Owl Pod is a not for profit organization providing free mental health services to all Albertans online. Check out their Facebook page.
  • Prairie Central FASD – a registered nurse specialized in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is available to provide support to anyone living or working with individuals with FASD. Email j.willes@prairiecentralfasd.ca to set up a phone call. Mon. – Fris. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Support is free of charge.
  • Regional Suicide Prevention Council – The Regional Suicide Prevention Council in East Central Alberta has made available the Survivors of Suicide Digital Resource RSPC 2020. This resource is filled with helpful documents, links to websites, usable apps as well as listings of local area and regional supports. These resources will be very helpful when you are asked to provide information and support to family members, friends or co-workers who have lost a loved one to suicide. We encourage you to share this resource or any parts of this resource with your co-workers and supervisors, or anyone who is looking for information prior to, or following a suicide attempt or loss by suicide.  This digital resource package and additional information can also be found on the Regional Suicide Prevention Council website link www.suicidepreventionalberta.com
  • The Open DoorMultiple Mental Health Supports for youth 11 – 24 and/or their families. Currently two therapists and one MSW who provide therapy virtually through telephone/zoom.  Depending on service accessed, may not be a fee.  Counseling is on sliding fee scale.  Email info@camroseopendoor.com. General response time is hours to 2 days.  Youth 11 – 24  The Open DoorCall or text 780-679-4357 for Youth Help Line.  Will be offering an online support group for Parents/Caregiver’s of teenagers in April. Therapists are specifically grained to support individuals who identify as LGBTQ, individuals who have experienced trauma, domestic/family violence, families needing family therapy, and individuals experiencing anger issues.