Black Gold School Division
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Resources Available for Support during the Pandemic

Please see below for various supports available to the public during the pandemic.

Resources Available for Support during the Pandemic

Telephone and Text Supports

Alberta 211 is a free helpline that connects you to  community and Social Services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages. Dial 211 

Intake 780-342-2701

Crisis Line 780-407-1000

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Mental Health Helpline (Adults) 1-877-303-2642

Family Violence Supports 310-1818

Income Supports 1-866-644-5135

AHS text 4 Hope – To access text: Covid19hope to 393939

Healthlink 811

TransLife Line 1-877-330-6366

CMHA Distress Line 780-482-HELP (4357)

Rural Distress Line 1-800-232-7288

CASA providing service via telephone 780-400-2271

Access 24/7 (Adults) 780-424-2424

Access Open Minds  780-415-0048 (Leave voicemail with contact info, call will be returned.  Non emergency)

Satellite Mental Health Clinics closed.  (Beaumont, Devon, etc. Main clinics open) Groups presently cancelled/postponed due to social distancing requirements.

 Medical Clinic Walk-ins/ Phone-ins at Northgate 780-342-2700 /Rutherford 780-342-6850


Online/App Based Resources

Live interactive program webinars.  Ask questions, make comments 30 minutes, 3x week  $10/week

Free managing stress and anxiety from Covid-19 program (directed at 16 and older, CBT based)

Children’s sleep app.  Has stories, calming music, guided meditations and sleep sounds to help kids relax and settle down.

App to help with sleep, meditation, and relaxation (some free some paid content)

Free app that uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

Anxiety Canada offers online resources for all ages.

Psychologist Association of Alberta is offering three free telepsych sessions.  (Available to all Albertans, priority to Health Care Workers and First Responders)

Youth Space has online chat or text support available from 7pm-1am MST.

Alberta Government Mental Health Learning Series.  Two parts with multiple sessions. Part one focusing on brain development and environmental impacts. Part two focuses on adolescents, mental health and wellness.

Web series by CASA showcasing the impact of the pandemic on mental health.  There are currently 5 videos available, with more live streams expected.

Helps families across the province navigate the mental health system, listen and offer peer support, and connect them to resources and tools.  Resources for parents, youth and teachers.

Access Open Minds has appointments for youth 16 and up.  Also has webinars available.

 This site has a virtual caregiver. Virtual group sessions are coming soon.