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Our Services

CMHA Edmonton Region offers a comprehensive range of mental health services to support the local community. Download our 2014 Workshop Schedule for more information.

211 Alberta - Edmonton and Area

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)


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.

Community Resources & Presentations

For workplaces, community groups, and other adult audiences, we offer mental health presentations on various topics. We also provide information displays for education related events and free educational materials.

Distress Line

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 Youth Anti-Stigma Summit

Headstrong will be returning November 8th! Check here for details!

Housing Program

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..

Light Up Your Mind School Program

Free presentations for classrooms and youth groups on mental health, mental illness, stress, and suicide for youth ages 12 and up.

Mental Health First Aid (Basic Course)


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.