Mental Health Support for Young Adults

CMHA Calgary Resources

  • YouthSMART: Resources specifically targeted to youth and young adults, with information about mental health, illness and dealing with stress.
  • CMHA Calgary: Find additional resources and information about mental health.
  • Recovery College: Free courses to help you develop your own resourcefulness.
  • Peer Support: Through CMHA Calgary, Peer Support offers an opportunity to speak with someone with a lived experience of mental health or substance use concern. Call 403-297-1402, email, or book a virtual or in-person appointment here.
  • School of Peer Support: CMHA Calgary’s School of Peer Support provides a unique opportunity for people who have a lived history with a mental health or substance use recovery journey to use their experience to support their community and make a difference. Find more information here.

Support Resources

If you are looking for someone to talk to, check out these phone or text lines.

  • 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline (24-7): Call/Text 9-8-8 or visit
  • Distress Centre Calgary (24/7): 403-266-1605
  • ConnecTeen: Support is available 24/7 but access to peer support is available 3-10 weekdays, 12-10 on weekends.
  • Kids Help Phone (24/7 talk): 1-800-668-6868
  • Kids Help Phone (24/7 text): 686868
  • Alberta Mental Health Line (24/7): 1-877-303-2642
  • Crisis Services Canada (24/7): 1-833-456-4566

Additional Resources

  • Access Mental Health: Call 403-943-1500 for information, consultations or referrals to mental health services.
  • 211: Contact 211 to be connected to someone who can provide specific resources in the community depending on your need.

Youth and Young Adult Mental Health support Websites

  • The Alex: Calgary based organization that provides a youth health centre and youth health bus, as well as other mental health supports.
  • Have That Talk: Organization that raises awareness of the importance of mental health.
  • Mental Health Literacy: Increases your education and awareness of mental health.
  • Mind Your Mind: Interactive mental health resources and supports.
  • Be There: Resources for supporting a friend or loved one.

Note: CMHA Calgary does not necessarily support or endorse the listed community resources. We have reviewed each source, but external organizations may change content without notice. If you have a mental health support for young adults you’d like to share, please email us at