Mental Health Supports
While the Métis Nation of Alberta does not currently have in-house mental health supports, provincial head office does host a supports and services navigator who can assist citizens with finding low cost, or no cost mental health supports. It is a reality that these services are in high demand due to the current pandemic situation.
We recognize that there is no one size fits all help line, and we are certainly aware of all the factors that Métis Albertans face about cultural appropriateness, and trust. However, we hope these resources can be of some help.
Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic
Any Indigenous person and their family in Alberta can see a doctor through their phone or computer through the Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic
CityU Edmonton Virtual Counselling
CityU Edmonton’s Virtual Clinic offers no cost professional counselling sessions remotely to clients across Alberta through secure video conferencing (telepsychology). Services are provided by Master of Counselling Internship Students in their final year of the program under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist. Check out more information on their website
Mental Health Help Line
Provides toll-free 24/7 telephone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans.
Provides 24/7 confidential, anonymous service, information about mental health programs and services, and referrals to other agencies.
Provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.
- Crisis Intervention
- Suicide Prevention
- Family Violence Prevention
- Emergency Intervention and Response
- Emotional Support
- Community Resource Referral
Hope for Wellness Line
online chat at
If you are experiencing emotional distress and want to talk this service is provided 24/7, 7 days a week. Available in Cree and English.
Kids Help Phone
Text, phone, and live chat.
Resources for youth.
Search online or call for a counsellor.
Addiction Help Line
Telephone advice and service referral for adults and youth requiring addiction services.
The Addiction Helpline is a toll-free confidential service which provides support for those who are experiencing challenges with alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling support.
Information and referral to services. The Addiction Helpline operates 24 hour a day, seven days a week and is available to all Albertans.
Family Violence Information Line
24-hour line to get anonymous help in over 170 languages
Make sure to also check out “Healthy Together” from Alberta Health Services. It provides ways for families to stay active during this time.
Wellness Together Canada
The Government of Canada knows that COVID-19 has put a significant strain on families. Recognizing that people are concerned about their physical and mental well-being, they created “Wellness Together Canada.” This online portal provides FREE online resources, tools, apps, and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals.