Mental Health Programs and Services

Mental Health Programs and Services

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Child and Adolescent Shared Mental Health CareThe CASMHC Primary Care Network Intervention Team is the newest branch of the Child & Adolescent Shared Mental Health Care Program. We offer mental health services to paediatric patients kindergarten to 17 years of age with mild to moderate mental health concerns who could benefit from short-term therapy. Our primary objective is to support physicians connected to PCN in their work with this population. Issues related to anxiety and depression tend to be the most frequent presenting problems. Although we would prefer to see patients at East Calgary Health Centre in the Forest Lawn District at 4715 – 8th Avenue SE Calgary, we will travel to the physician’s office if necessary.

This new program is accessed following a consultation between one of the Child & Adolescent Shared Mental Health Care clinicians (Tina Parsons, Chris Hammer or Chennene Wright), the physician/behaviour health consultant and the family. Following involvement of the CASMHC consultant, it may be determined that further intervention is warranted a referral to the CASMHC Primary Care Network Intervention Team could be made. There are 1.5 FTE (2 people) therapists, Billie Orr and Laurie Janzen.
The one-page physician referral form is faxed to the attention of Brenda Norris, administrative support at 403 955-1013. If questions or to discuss call:
Lisa Green, MSW, Triage 403 955-1161.

Referral form
Collaborative Mental Health CareCollaborative Mental Health Care (CMHC) is a service within the Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health Community Services, Alberta Health Services. Our mandate is to build capacity within the community, to decrease the risk factors and increase the protective factors that relate to mental health outcomes for young children, birth to kindergarten entry. The transactional model originally described by Sameroff and Chandler (1975) is central to how we approach this mandate by directing us to consider both nature and nurture in the domains of child characteristics, family/environmental factors, parenting, and parent‐child relationship.Program requested through Access Mental Health (403 955-1500) or by calling (403) 955-1102



Early Childhood Mental Health Outreach (ECHMO)ECMHO is an in-home, family centered, mental health program that works with parents/caregivers & their children ages 0-kindergarten entry. Family Counselors provide parent-child therapy to help parents understand their relationship with their child and improve problematic behaviors and relationship patterns within the family.Brochure

The following agencies offer Family Support and Individual Counselling:

Alberta Mental Health:

Central Office: (403) 943-1500

Calgary Counselling Centre:

Calgary Counselling Centre is open
Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Nexen Call Centre, to access counselling, is available in person Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, or online 24-hours a day: 403.691.5991

Suite 200, 940 – 6 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2P 3T1

Phone (403) 265-4980 for other inquiries

Calgary Family Services:

Phone (403) 269-9888 to make inquiries

Calgary Family Therapy Centre:

#300 – 2204 2nd Street SW.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2S 3C2
T: (403) 802-1680
F: (403) 270-7446

Office hours are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm MST, Monday through Friday. The Program is located on the third floor of the Huang Wing of the Holy Cross Centre.

Catholic Family Services:

250, 707 – 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0B3

For appointments or to inquire about volunteering during regular and after hours of operation:

T: (403) 233.2360
F: (403) 205.5295

Employee Assistance Programs

Many employers offer anonymous, individual counseling through their Employee Assistance Programs

Jewish Family Services:

#420 5920 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2H 0G3

T: 403.287.3510
F: 403.287.3735

Mental Health Information Line – Access

Please phone (403) 943-1500

An information line which assists callers to access appropriate mental health services in Southern Alberta.

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