Mental Health Supports & Resources
Catholic Family Services serves both Catholics and non-Catholics alike. It is truly a community agency that ensures that everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, has access to professional counseling through a chartered psychologist. Therefore our clients – children, singles, couples and families – pay only what they can afford.
However, our uniqueness lies in that we offer people the choice of including a spiritual dimension to their counseling. Of course, not everyone chooses this but it is an option and for some, that is very important.
Catholic Family Services also provides parenting programs, Women's Anger Awareness and a curriculum module on self-esteem. We also jointly sponsor a youth camp and a support group for men who have experienced losses. Also included in our agency is the Family/Community Liaison program. This program is aimed at identifying problems in children and working with them and their families to connect them to the appropriate resources.
Your generosity makes it possible for us to provide service to people from all income levels and with a variety of needs such as counseling, information or support. Every year our volunteers and staff work hard to meet the ever-growing demand for our services and every year we worry whether we will meet these demands with the donations we receive.
There are many ways in which you may donate to Catholic Family Services, however our “Planned Giving” Program gives you the opportunity to ensure that Catholic Family Services will continue to provide these services that are much needed in our community. Thank you for your gift, not only on behalf of our organization, but also from all of those people who benefit from the help they receive.
10105 102 St
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2V8
Phone: (780) 532-9381
Parent Phone Help Line:
780-422-6548 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000, followed by the 10-digit phone number) or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Education has instituted a phone Help Line and email for parents of students during COVID-19 for at-home learning.
The Parent Help Line will be answered Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Alberta Health Services – Text4Hope
As the website states, “An Alberta-based innovation, Text4Hope is an evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours a pandemic might be expected to provoke. Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement, helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency. Community members simply subscribe to receive ongoing supportive content. There is no cost.
Local Talk, Text or Chat Services for Albertans
Distress Line Edmonton & Northern Alberta (Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region)
The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. They also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.
Edmonton and Area (24/7): 780-482-HELP (4357)
Toll-Free (24/7): 1-800-232-7288
Online Crisis Chat: Click Here
Get Help Now
- Emergency – 911
- Health Link – 811
Important Phone/Text Numbers
- Addiction Helpline – 1-866-332-2322
- Community Resources – 211 Alberta
- Crisis Text Line - Text CONNECT to 741741
- Family Violence – Find Supports – 310-1818
- Income Supports – 1-866-644-5135
- Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
- Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642
- MyHealth.Alberta.ca: List of Important Numbers
- Toll Free Crisis Line / Distress Centres
Emergencies & Disasters
Mental Health & Substance Use
- Addiction: Helping Others
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy self-help strategies
- Depression: For Family and Friends
- Managing Anxiety Disorders
- Managing Depression
- Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Mental Health Meter
- Postpartum Depression
- Promoting Positive Mental Health
- Supporting a Family Member
- You and Substance Use
Addiction Community Online Meetings
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Al - Anon
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- SMART Recovery
- Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
- Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Mental Health Online Sessions
- Signs of Stress
- Stress Management
- Ways to Relieve Stress
- Ways to Avoid Stress
- Setting a Goal to Reduce Stress
- If You Need More Help
- Stress and Your Health
- Stress and Youth
- Stress in Children and Teenagers
- Stress Management: Helping Your Child With Stress
- Tips for Managing Stress
- Are You Thinking About Suicide?
- Do You Know Someone Thinking About Suicide?
- Warning Signs of Suicide
Coping After Loss – Suicide