Mental Health (MH) is about balancing the different aspects of our lives, and coping well with stressors such as conflict, difficult emotions, and loss. The goal of ECLS is to focus on building capacity in schools to promote positive mental health and prevent the development of mental illness. Mental Health Therapists work with schools to address student needs and may link to community supports.
If you, or someone you know, needs urgent help related to their mental health call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room..
Get Support – Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. Whether by phone, text or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want. Call 1-800-668-6868 Text CONNECT to 686868.
Connect to Helplines – 211 Alberta There are many different local, provincial, and national helplines available if you ever need them. An initial call to 211 is a great first step in navigating which resource or helpline may be best for you.
Help in Tough Times support is available from AHS Addiction and Mental Health.
Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing. Free to all residents aged 16+ in Alberta.
Check out these resources to support the Mental Health & Wellness of everyone in your school:
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness
Mental Health Literacy Pyramid
Healthier Together, Supporting School Wellness
MORE: Mental Health Online Resources for Educators
Mental Health Literacy
COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub
Healthy Minds Healthy Children
Depression and Anxiety Self-Management for Teens
Children and Youth Addiction and Mental Health
Addiction and Mental Health
Community Education Service (CES)
The Wellness Empowerment Program (WEP)
Mental Health and Wellness
Canadian Mental Health Association
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
If you have tried some of the above resources and still require additional support...
If you are a school
contact your service provider.
If you are a parent
contact your school.
If you are a school and you’ve talked to your service provider and still have questions
contact your ECLS Project Manager.