Urgent Mental Health Support

Guide to Finding Mental Health Resources in Your Area


Mental Health Walk-in Clinics (2pm-9pm daily)

  • Banff Location: Mineral Springs Hospital | 305 Lynx St
  • Canmore Location: Canmore General Hospital | 1100 Hospital Place

This is a free walk-in counselling service available to everyone (including Canadians and non-Canadians alike).


Bow Valley Victim Services

Phone: 403.760.0197

Website: www.bowvalleyvictimservices.org

Assistance for people who might have experienced trauma and loss due to a significant event.


Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) (24 hours)

Phone: 1.877.237.5888

A support and information line for anyone dealing with or has been affected by any form of sexual violence.


Distress Center, Calgary (24 hours)

Phone: 1.888.787.2880

Text: 1.403.266.HELP (4357)

Live Chat: www.distresscentre.com


Alberta Health Services (24 hours)


First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line (24 hours)

Phone: 1.855.242.3310

Live Chat: www.hopeforwellness.ca

This helpline offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are available to help and can work with you to find other wellness supports in your local area. Phone and online chat counselling service is available in English and French. Phone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut when requested.


Indigenous Support Line (12-8pm, Monday-Friday)

Phone: 1.844.944.4744

This confidential telephone service helps First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis and Inuit peoples and their families navigate the healthcare system. By providing culturally safe supportive listening, connections to health resources, Indigenous cultural supports, and help with addiction / mental health concerns.

More information: ahs.ca/isl


Talk Suicide Canada

Phone (24 hours): 1.833.456.4566

Text (4pm-midnight): 45645

More information: talksuicide.ca