Government Resources, Counselling & 24-Support for Albertan Residents

May 1, 2020 | Alberta

While the post-secondary education experience is fast-paced and ever-changing, it can present challenges for individuals navigating it for the first time, and completely on their own. Now, during COVID-19, there are services available in which students can talk through their concerns and any difficulties they’re currently facing.


The Government of Alberta has a number of available resources and helpful links for all residents of the province. Alberta Health Services includes important phone numbers, such as help and crisis lines, online resources, and self-help guides. Receive support in a variety of topics from emotional preparedness to healthy living and managing stress.


In addition, the Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) is available to all residents of Alberta, offering a 24-hour crisis line, email, daily chat, and texting services for youth. Free professional counselling is also available for those who need it, however an appointment is required to book a session.


With free counselling and 24-hour support, the Distress Centre Calgary offers its services in over 200 languages. DCC remains open in light of COVID-19 and offers its services fully online and by telephone. For more information on how to obtain professional counselling or speak to someone in real-time, visit the Distress Centre Calgary’s website.


Learn more about the Government of Alberta’s resources and how they can help you during your studies.

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