Suicide is complex with many stakeholders involved in the delivery of prevention-related activities across Alberta. The Alberta Suicide Prevention Community of Practice facilitates collaboration and coordination between communities across the province. This is done by:
This is not a counselling service.
This is not a counselling or crisis service. If this is an emergency please call 911. If you are needing to speak to someone, please call Health Link at 811.
The Community Helpers Program takes place in community-based settings (schools, workplaces, community organizations) and enhances community capacity for mental health through an assets based approach. Primarily, the Community Helpers Program targets youth and young adults between the ages of 12-30.
In every community there are people whom others naturally turn to for support. They are from all walks of life and are considered by others to be helpers. Helpers possess characteristics like empathy, care, and compassion. The Community Helpers Program identifies these helpers and offers training to strengthen their natural abilities. Helpers learn a variety of topics and skills including effective communication, self-care, coping with stress, knowing when to refer people to professional services, handling crisis situations, and suicide awareness. In addition to developing skills and increasing knowledge, Helpers are introduced to community services and professional supports. This connection bridges informal and formal supports in the community, enabling helpers to refer peers and family to expert support when needed.
Objectives of the Community Helpers Program include:
Youth and adults, ages 12 years and older.
Provides medical support for people so they can live in their own homes.
Additional services offered:
An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.
There may be a small fee for meals at Adult Day Program.
These priority areas are dependent on the foundational priorities of engagement and relationship building. Building relationships with Indigenous people, communities and the various stakeholders involved in delivering Indigenous health care services is necessary to achieving progress.
This program also:
First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit people and their families.
The MOH is responsible for:
Medical Officer of Health | Alberta Health Services
This service screens, assesses and processes: