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NOTE: This information is only current as of Feb 28, 2021. Please visit asebp.ca for the most up-to-date information.

Mental Health

It Takes a Village 

The last year hasn’t been easy.  All the changes, continued uncertainty and ongoing stress affects how we feel, think and act. It takes strength to acknowledge these feelings and say, “I’m not okay.”

We're Here to Help

While these first steps can be the scariest, know that you aren’t alone. It takes a community of people—a village—to navigate these uncertain times. You can rely on ASEBP to connect you with expert advice and information to help you find the support you need now.  

Find the Information You Need

Community Resources
Healthy Workplaces: supporting mental health in the workplace. Learnings: webinars, courses and videos to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing. Register for our FREE stress management webinar! Mental Wellness: online and community supports and resources for addictions, marginalized populations and suicide prevention.
Relationships: resources to navigate unhealthy and unsafe relationships. Self-Assessment: tools to help you assess your well-being. Self-care: self-care resources including physical activity, relaxation/meditation, better sleep and nutrition. 
Youth Mental Health: helping youth manage stress and anxiety.    

 

Your ASEBP benefit plan covers a range of health and wellness services, including psychology visits, physiotherapy and more. You can also seek support through your Employee and Family Assistance Program. For more information, call us at 1-877-431-4786. 

Get Support 

Mental Health Help Line Addictions Help Line Get Help Now
Call 1-877-303-2642 (toll-free) to speak with a mental health specialist, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Get confidential support and referrals for alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling by calling 1-866-332-2322 (toll-free). If you're in crisis or have thoughts of self-harm call a distress line, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. 

 

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) 

Your Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available for you and your family, through Homewood Health. Contact Your EFAP at 1-800-663-1142 (English) or 1-866-398-9505 (French) to get connected to confidential counselling services, 24/7, at no charge. ASEBP benefit plan members must create a Homeweb account to access articles and e-chat supports.

Information and Supports

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Healthy Workplaces

    Learnings: Webinars, Courses, Videos

    Stress Management Webinars

    Register for a free online webinar to learn how stress affects the body and mind, including how to use three HeartMath® breathing techniques to help you manage stress at work and at home.

    This webinar is facilitated by Alberta Health Services for ASEBP covered members. 

    The online course is offered as a two-part series. Please note you must attend part one before attending part two, to allow time for you to practice and evaluate the techniques. Please choose from an afternoon or evening session.   

    Registration deadline is March 15, 2021

    Transform Your Stress: The Resilience Advantage—Strategies for Managing Stress in  
    Challenging Times 
     

    Afternoon session 

    • March 17 (Part One):
      1:30-3:30 p.m. 
    • March 24 (Part Two):
      1:30-3:00 p.m. 

    Register now 

    Evening session 

    • March 18 (Part One): 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
    • March 25 (Part Two): 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

    Register now 

    Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation from Alberta Health Services with
    information about how to join the webinar.  

    Positive Psychology Module

    Wellness: Hitting the Happiness Button: This 1 hour module provides K-12 educators with practical ways to use positive psychology to maintain personal wellness

    Videos

    Mental Wellness

    • Togetherall: a free, online network that offers anonymous, peer-to-peer mental health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Togetherall is clinically moderated by registered mental health practitioners and free to all Albertans 16 and older. To register, use your Alberta postal code. 
    • Text4Hope: Albertans looking for mental health support can sign up for a free daily text messaging services. To subscribe text COVID19HOPE to 393939. 
    • Income Support (Alberta): 1-866-644-5135 
    • MyASEBP Service Providers (online search tool)

        Addiction and Mental Health Services 


        Black, Indigenous and People of Colour Mental Health Services


        LGBTQ2S+ Supports 

        • Alex Youth Health Centre (Calgary): support for vulnerable populations for youth between 12 and 24. 
        • Central Alberta Pride Society (Red Deer): education and information for the LGBTQ2S+ community in central Alberta 
        • End of the Rainbow Foundation: education, mentorship and support services for LGBTQ+ and sexually diverse (SOGIE) individuals, including newcomers to Canada 
        • Outlink (Calgary): drop-in peer support, online resources, community programs 
        • Pflag Canada: peer-to-peer support for individuals and their families struggling with issues around sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression 
        • Pride Centre of Edmonton: resources, education, counselling and more 
        • Skipping Stone: acts as a hub to provide youth and families with peer support, mental health support, medical services, ID changes and more 
        • Trans Lifeline (Canada/US): resources and peer support hotline 

        Provincial Directories 


        Suicide Prevention and Support 

        Thoughts of suicide? Caring for someone at-risk for suicide? These resources are here to help:

        Relationships

        Domestic, Family or Sexual Violence 

        Self-care