Mental Health Support

Sometimes we need a little extra help. We’re either feeling stressed out more than usual, we’re feeling blue, and sometimes it’s more serious and we really need to talk to someone. There are lots of resources both on and off campus and the resources listed here are just a handful of what is available should you need some support. Don't be discouraged if none of these work for you! Call 211 for more resources. 

Free Services

Counselling and Clinical Services
2-600 SUB, University of Alberta

Provides high quality, accessible and compassionate psychological and psychiatric services to students to improve their personal, social, and academic well-being. Provides not only individual counselling, but couples, family, group therapy, and walk-in workshops. 

Peer Support Centre
780-492-HELP (4357) (Primary)
780-492-4268 (Administration line)
2-707 SUB, University of Alberta

The Student Support Centre is operated by student volunteers who are all trained to provide telephone, appointment or drop-in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and supportive listening. 

University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre
2-705 SUB, University of Alberta

The University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre provides a safe place on campus where unconditional support, confidentiality, respect and advocacy are available for those affected by sexual assault. The Sexual Assault Centre strives for a campus community free of sexual violence. The Sexual Assault Centre offers services for survivors of sexual assault or stalking and their supporters regardless of gender. 

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (IsMSS) 
7-104 Education North, University of Alberta

The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta leads research that changes attitudes, and delivers services that change lives. Services include: educational outreach from workshops to Safe Spaces on campus, The Family Resilience project that provides professional support, resources and counselling to children, youth and their families.

Mental Health Line (24/7)

Government telephone service with Registered Nurses on the other end. Interpreters are available for anyone who requests to communicate in any other language than English. It serves two purposes: to have a Nurse that you can call if you are experiencing symptoms and would like to be assessed to receive advice (whether it’s go to the hospital immediately or take some Advil and book an appointment with your family doctor asap), and to provide any information related to health for the Edmonton area.

City of Edmonton Counselling Services

Speak privately with a professional social worker on various concerns such as daily life stressors, problems with family, parenting stress, abuse or violence in the family. Also help with referring people to appropriate resources around housing, financial resources and many other community resources. 

Edmonton 108 Street Building - Addiction and Mental Health Intake

Intake therapists provide adults with personal assistance through scheduled telephone or in person appointments at which time their needs are determined and referral to either community or services available at the Edmonton Mental Health Clinic or to another Addiction & Mental Health Service are arranged.

Sliding Scale Services

Momentum, Walk-In-Counselling 

Costs: Pay what you can, sliding scale based on income

Provides single session counselling for individuals, couples or families. Walk-in service on a first-come/first serve basis. They recommend phoning before hand to find out about counsellor availability.

We have visited Momentum and it is a lovely space down Whyte Ave by Mill Creek. Highly recommend using their services if Counselling and Clinical Services is full.

Cornerstone Counselling Centre

Costs: Sliding scale based on income from $50-170/hr. Student psychologist $20/hr 

Christian denomination organization provides professional psychological services aimed at promoting wholeness of life through counselling, education, assessment and training. Services are for anyone irrespective of faith, creed, lifestyle, gender or financial ability. 

Integrity Counselling Services - Jewish Family Services

Costs: Standard fee of $120 but if cost is a barrier they can be flexible. 

Non-denominational counselling services as well as bereavement services. 

YWCA of Edmonton Counselling

Costs: $35 - 120

Offers counselling services, support groups for issues such as bereavement, depression, family violence and divorce. 

Set Fee Services

Clinical Services at the Faculty of Education

Costs: $250/yr for counselling 

Provides individual, marriage, and career counselling for adults, as well as family and play therapy for children. The services are provided by graduate students who are supervised by experienced staff members. 

Telephone/24 hours Services

The Support Network- Crisis Support Centre (24/7)

Crisis Intervention and suicide support. 

Trans Lifeline

This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While the goal is to prevent self harm, Trans Lifeline welcomes the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call.

Community Urgent Services and Stabilization Team (Adult) (24/7)

Available to individuals, family members, concerned others and community agencies dealing with emotional or psychiatric crisis. Will provide telephone and/or mobile assessment, intervention and stabilization. Provides consultation/coordination with community agencies and hospitals. Connects clients to mental health resources. 

Kid’s Help Phone (24/7)

Provides, phone counselling, web counselling for ages 20 and under. It is free, confidential and anonymous.

Online Support

The Support Network-Crisis Support Centre

If chat is unavailable, please contact the Crisis Support Centre at 780-482-4357

Kid’s Help Phone Live Chat Counselling

Note that this is not an exhaustive list. For more resources, please contact us or call 211.