Below are resources for mental health support. Please note you may also reach out to Mrs. Jeannotte (lesley.jeannotte@cssd.ab.ca) or Ms. Tina (tina.obrien@cssd.ab.ca)

Coping After a Disaster

Community Resource Team (Wood Homes) – 403-299-9699 – 24 hour online family crisis support

Distress Centre – 24 hour crisis line – 403-266-4357 (HELP)

South Calgary Health Centre – 31 Sunpark Plaza SE

Mental Health Walk In – one time counseling session - Telephone: 403-943-9374, Hours: Monday to Thursday – 4 pm to 7 pm and Friday 9 am to 12 pm. You must call before 3:30 pm for an appointment for Monday to Thursday evening and Thursday evening for an appointment for Friday morning.

Mental Health Urgent Care – mental health crisis assessment - Telephone: 403-943-9383, Hours: Open 365 days a year from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. If a situation arises related to self -harm or harm to others, please call 911 immediately.

Kids Help Line – 1-800-668-6868 24 hour support line for kids;

Counseling - Please also know about ACCESS Mental Health for counseling referrals through Alberta Health Services – 403-943-1500

AHS Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642- 24 hour help line

Resources for Food
  • Meals on Wheels
  • North East Family Connection Agency Gift Card Program: Required: call to make an appointment 587-617-8514; Additional information: Gift cards for emergency food, baby items and some emergency food in pantry. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids: Lunch support available in the form of grocery gift cards for Calgary students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Gift cards available for a variety of stores. Complete the online form.
  • FoodFinderYYC is a Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids initiative that connects kids, teens and parents to free food in Calgary. Use the search function on the website to show you where you can find food resources and what you need to bring to access the food at each location. For those without internet access, text FOOD to 587-318-0232 and follow the prompts.
  • Calgary Food Bank Hamper Program: You must call ahead to book a hamper before picking up. The phone line is open between 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Once you have been approved, volunteers will book you a specific time to pick-up your hamper. Hampers can be picked-up at our main location ( 5000 11 St. S.E.) or one of their satellite locations. Specialty hampers available: renal, infant, celiac and prenatal. To request a hamper call 403-253-2055.
  • One Voice Canada: No-cost food hampers and care packages are available for delivery. The following items can be added upon request: flour, rice, milk or lentils. Indian vegetarian meals may also be requested. To request a delivery, contact helpab@onevoicecanada.org or send a text message to 403-671-8272.
  • The Salvation Army Community Services: No-cost, emergency food hampers are available with up to two days’ worth of non-perishable food and hygiene items. Delivery is available. Additional items can be requested including diapers, wipes and formula for infants or toddlers. To request service, contact 403-220-0432 or email cssinfo@salvationarmycalgary.org.
  • Centre Street Church Hamper Program: Please have the client go to the following link on the Centre Street Church website. https://www.cschurch.ca/hope-lends-a-hand/ . Hit the blue button at the bottom that says “I Have A Need”. It will take you to a page you can fill out.

Websites for COVID-19 Information:

Time Capsule Sheets

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource

Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty

Emergency Financial Assistance

My Lock Down Diary

The Kids Write

Calming Exercises for Kids: Breathing and Stretching

I am Peace, A Book of Mindfulness - Children's Books Read Aloud

Song that goes with "I am Peace" book

Sesame Street: Name that Emotion

"Emotions" - StoryBots Super Songs Episode 8 - Netflix Jr

Positive Affirmations

Kids Up Front

Trauma Informed Care


Your Mental Health

Below are resources for mental health support. Please note you may also reach out to Mrs. Jeannotte (lesley.jeannotte@cssd.ab.ca) or Ms. Tina (tina.obrien@cssd.ab.ca)

Coping After a Disaster

Community Resource Team (Wood Homes) – 403-299-9699 – 24 hour online family crisis support

Distress Centre – 24 hour crisis line – 403-266-4357 (HELP)

South Calgary Health Centre – 31 Sunpark Plaza SE

Mental Health Walk In – one time counseling session - Telephone: 403-943-9374, Hours: Monday to Thursday – 4 pm to 7 pm and Friday 9 am to 12 pm. You must call before 3:30 pm for an appointment for Monday to Thursday evening and Thursday evening for an appointment for Friday morning.

Mental Health Urgent Care – mental health crisis assessment - Telephone: 403-943-9383, Hours: Open 365 days a year from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. If a situation arises related to self -harm or harm to others, please call 911 immediately.

Kids Help Line – 1-800-668-6868 24 hour support line for kids;

Counseling - Please also know about ACCESS Mental Health for counseling referrals through Alberta Health Services – 403-943-1500

AHS Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642- 24 hour help line

Resources for Food
  • Meals on Wheels
  • North East Family Connection Agency Gift Card Program: Required: call to make an appointment 587-617-8514; Additional information: Gift cards for emergency food, baby items and some emergency food in pantry. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids: Lunch support available in the form of grocery gift cards for Calgary students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Gift cards available for a variety of stores. Complete the online form.
  • FoodFinderYYC is a Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids initiative that connects kids, teens and parents to free food in Calgary. Use the search function on the website to show you where you can find food resources and what you need to bring to access the food at each location. For those without internet access, text FOOD to 587-318-0232 and follow the prompts.
  • Calgary Food Bank Hamper Program: You must call ahead to book a hamper before picking up. The phone line is open between 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Once you have been approved, volunteers will book you a specific time to pick-up your hamper. Hampers can be picked-up at our main location ( 5000 11 St. S.E.) or one of their satellite locations. Specialty hampers available: renal, infant, celiac and prenatal. To request a hamper call 403-253-2055.
  • One Voice Canada: No-cost food hampers and care packages are available for delivery. The following items can be added upon request: flour, rice, milk or lentils. Indian vegetarian meals may also be requested. To request a delivery, contact helpab@onevoicecanada.org or send a text message to 403-671-8272.
  • The Salvation Army Community Services: No-cost, emergency food hampers are available with up to two days’ worth of non-perishable food and hygiene items. Delivery is available. Additional items can be requested including diapers, wipes and formula for infants or toddlers. To request service, contact 403-220-0432 or email cssinfo@salvationarmycalgary.org.
  • Centre Street Church Hamper Program: Please have the client go to the following link on the Centre Street Church website. https://www.cschurch.ca/hope-lends-a-hand/ . Hit the blue button at the bottom that says “I Have A Need”. It will take you to a page you can fill out.

Websites for COVID-19 Information:

Time Capsule Sheets

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource

Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty

Emergency Financial Assistance

My Lock Down Diary

The Kids Write

Calming Exercises for Kids: Breathing and Stretching

I am Peace, A Book of Mindfulness - Children's Books Read Aloud

Song that goes with "I am Peace" book

Sesame Street: Name that Emotion

"Emotions" - StoryBots Super Songs Episode 8 - Netflix Jr

Positive Affirmations

Kids Up Front

Trauma Informed Care