211 is a 24-hour information and referral line that helps people connect to social, health and government services.
If you are living with mental illness or supporting a loved one with mental illness, we can help you find the right support.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. This workshop is valid for 14 Class ‘A’ Continuing Competency credits for Social Workers.
This half day follow-up to the 2 day ASIST workshop offers you the opportunity to review the intervention process and discuss with peers challenges and successes in implementing the ASIST model. You must have previously attended the 2 day ASIST workshop within the last 3 years. Attending the TuneUp will renew your ASIST Certification for another 2 years.
For your workplace, community group, and educational events, we offer a variety of mental health presentations, information booth displays and education materials.
If you’re in distress, call 780-482-HELP (4357). If you’re outside of the greater Edmonton region, call our Rural Distress Line at 1-800-232-7288.
Headstrong will be returning in the fall of 2016! Check here for details!
Goal: to provide quality, secure, and affordable housing for people with mental illness and/or low income. The program works with tenants and their supports to maintain long-term housing..
Free presentations for classrooms and youth groups on mental health, mental illness, stress, and suicide for youth ages 12 and up.
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)training course was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA Canada teaches mental health first aid skills. The course does not train people to be therapists, counselors, or mental health professionals. The philosophy behind MHFA Canada is that mental health crisis, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention. If a crisis does arise, then members of the public can take action that may reduce the harm that could result.