There are multiple mental health agencies and professionals that are available to assist you and your loved ones during this challenging time. Many are providing services at a distance via technology (phone, email and video conferencing). Please see the list of some local service providers below, there are also private counsellors/psychologists still taking clients if you contact your school FSLC they can provide you with some referral information.
This list may be added to as more info becomes available.
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)
Available across Southern Alberta
Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
Cardston Area Mental Health
Raymond Area Mental Health
Lethbridge Area Mental Health
The pandemic's challenges and pressures have exacerbated feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, and loneliness for many students.
The Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub on Jack.org. provides youth, educators and parents with easy-to-access tools and mental health supports. The youth-focused resources on this hub include:
Jack Chapters – Youth-led, community-driven mental health advocacy clubs at schools or in the community.
Jack Talks – Mental health presentations delivered to young people by young people.
Jack Summits – Mental health conferences developed by youth, where young people within a region connect, strategize and learn from one another.
Do Something – Tools to take small, simple steps that make a big difference to youth mental health and the mental health of others.
Be There – Tools to support someone who may be struggling with their mental health.
Visit https://jack.org/Resources/ABHub to learn more.
The following mental health resources available to support students, families and school staff: