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Mental Health and Addictions – Cochrane and Area Victim Services

Mental Health and Addictions


“Empowering Victims and Restoring Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow”

Mental Health

Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behaviour (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities.

Mental illness does not discriminate; it can affect anyone regardless of your age, gender, income, social status, race/ethnicity, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, background or other aspect of cultural identity.

The following resources can help individuals learn to recognize and minimize stress, as well as provide links to services relating to mental health and addictions:

Community Resources

Distress Centre
• 24-hour crisis line.
• Provides support, counselling and resources.
Ph: 403-266-HELP (4357)

Cochrane Addiction and Mental Health Clinic
Mental Health counselling for individuals, couples and families.
• Provides programs and services for people experiencing mental health issues.
Offers short-term Mental Health Counselling (1 to 10 sessions) which can include assessing, treating and follow up, providing information and referring people to other mental wellness services. 

60 Grande Boulevard
Access Mental Health: 403-943-1500
Administrative line: 403-851-6100

Turning Point
• Provides access to approved and appropriate mental health services close to, or in the community, of First Nations.
P.O. Box 8, Morley, Alberta
Ph: 403-881-2877

Calgary Counselling Centre
• Provides counselling for individuals, youth and families of all backgrounds.
Suite 1000, 150 – 12 Ave. S.E.
Ph: 1-833-827-4229

Mental Health Helpline
• Provides confidential, anonymous services associated with crisis intervention, information and referrals.
Ph: 1-877-303-2642 (24-hour helpline)

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
• CIWA provides services to meet the diverse needs of immigrant and refugee women and their families.
• All services are free of charge and provide access to childcare support.
• Offers culturally-sensitive family conflict counselling, parenting programs, in-home support, and employment services.
200, 138 4 Avenue SE, Calgary
Ph: 403-263-4414

Eastside Community Mental Health Services
• Provides no-charge, walk-in, single-session counselling to individuals, couples and families.
• No appointment is necessary.
• Offers free legal advice in collaboration with Calgary Legal Guidance.
255, 495 36 St. N.E., Northgate Mall, Calgary
Ph: 403-299-9696

South Calgary Health Centre
• Single-session, walk-in therapy with a professional.
• No cost.
• Services include urgent mental health care.
31 Sunpark Plaza SE, Calgary
Ph: 403-943-9374

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
• Crisis line for immediate and culturally appropriate counselling supports.
• Regional support lines for professional counselling, emotional support by Resolution Health support workers, cultural support by Elders, as well as transportation assistance.
Ph: 1-866-925-4410 (24 hour crisis line)
Alberta Region Support Line: 1-888-495-6588

AHS Indigenous Mental Health
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
• Therapy, clinical liaison services, outreach services and education.
• Supports Aboriginal people seeking help with mental health concerns.
• Intake and initial assessments for new appointments by telephone with a R.N.
Seventh floor, 1213 – 4th Street S.W.
Ph: 403-955-6645

Wood’s Homes
• Multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health care.
• Provides more than 40 programs and services including mental health programs, therapeutic services, crisis counselling, in-home support, mentorship program, etc.
Ph: 1-800-563-6106 (24 hour crisis line)
General Inquiries: 403-270-4102

Kids Help Phone
• 24-Hour online and phone counselling available for those 5-20 years old.
Ph: 1-800-688-6868 (24 hour crisis line)

• 24-Hour information and support for teens via phone, text, chat or email.
Ph: 1-403-264-TEEN (8336) – 24 hour crisis line
Text: 587-333-2724


Addiction Helpline
Ph: 1-866-332-2322

Alcoholics Anonymous
• See website for current list of meetings in Calgary and surrounding area.
#2, 4015 – 1st Street S.E.
Ph: 403-777-1212

• Support group for those affected by someone’s alcoholism.
Ph: 403-266-58560 (24-hour line)

Cocaine Anonymous
• See website for current list of meetings.

Narcotics Anonymous
• See website for current list of meetings.
Ph: 403-991-3427
Toll free: 1-877-463-3537

1835 House: Recovery Acres Society
• Addiction services include counselling, residential, long-term residential, transitional.
1835 – 27 Ave S.W.
Ph: 403-245-1196

• Mental Health-MESH Five Calgary agencies team up to help people overcome complex, interrelated barriers of mental health, employment, substance abuse, and housing
Ph: 403-273-2822

Fresh Start Recovery Centre
• Helping men and their families recover from addictions.
Ph: 403-387-6266

Adult Addiction Services
• Services include counselling, day treatment and prevention.
• Intake/assessment is available on a drop-in basis weekdays at 12:45 p.m.
3rd Floor, 707-10th Avenue S.W.
Ph: 403-367-5000

Aventa Addiction Treatment for Women
• Services include long-term residential, residential, transitional.
610-25 Ave S.W.
Ph: 403-245-9050

Calgary Alpha House
• Services include shelter and adult detoxification.
203 15 Ave S.E.
Ph: 403-234-7388

Calgary Dream Centre
• Services include residential and transitional programs.
4510 Macleod Trail S
Ph: 403-243-5598

East Calgary Health Centre
• Addiction services include child and adolescent addictions, and mental health community services.
4715 – 8th Ave S.E.
Ph: 403-955-1000

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
• Services include opioid dependency program.
1213 – 4th St S.W.
Ph: 403-297-5118

Sunrise Native Addictions Services Society
• Addiction services include counselling, residential, long-term residential.
1234 – 34 Ave N.E.
Ph: 403-261-7921
• Provides information and support to people fighting addictions and related mental health disorders.
Ph: 844-890-4583

AHS Youth Substance Use and Mental Health Services
• Addiction services include prevention, counselling, day treatment, detoxification and stabilization.
1005 – 17th St N.W.
Ph: 403-297-4664