Alberta Health Services: Mental Health and Wellness Services
Contact to get more information about mental health programs and services and referrals to other agencies if needed.
Catholic Social Services
Many programs available for Central
Alberta – including Children with
Disabilities Family Support Program.
Edmonton, Lloydminster, Red Deer, Wainwright, Wetaskiwin
City of Edmonton Counselling Services
Provides short-term counselling and referrals if needed.
The Calgary Counselling Centre and High River Counselling Centre are charitable organizations committed to providing compassionate, professional and affordable counselling services.
Calgary, High River
Employee Assistance Programs
Contact Your Employer and/or Insurance Program
Many workplaces offer individual and family counselling to staff and their families. This may be at no charge or reimbursement may be available through your employee benefit/insurance program.
The above table is a short list of counselling resources available to you and your family, but it is by no means complete. Investigate other organizations, like your church, school, a private clinic or local YWCA. You may also want to ask other parents of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or your family physician or audiologist for a referral/recommendation.
Services may be provided individually or in a group setting. Some programs are free and some charge on a ‘sliding scale’ that is income dependent. Be sure to ask about their fee structure before booking an appointment, as well as the title and qualifications of the counselor (who may be a volunteer, social worker, psychologist or other type of therapist).
Counselling is similar to other rehabilitation processes in that it requires hard, thoughtful work. It can be difficult to ask for help and the period after the initial diagnosis can be a particularly emotional time. If you have any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Alberta Hands and Voices.
If you have an urgent Mental Health matter, contact the Mental Health Help Line at 1.877.303.2642 to receive immediate assistance.