Counselling Alberta is a new division of the Calgary Counselling Centre that'll focus on rural Alta. communities. The Centre says its program was very successful in Calgary and Central Alta. and it's looking to deliver the same results to rural communities over the next two years. During the pandemic, the Centre had numerous people reach out from rural communities who didn’t feel seen with their problems, so they hope offering virtual and on-call counseling will make residents feel heard. The Centre will also be freeing up time slots every day to chat with people reaching out for the first time and who need more urgent support. The Alta. government's providing Counselling Alberta with $6.75 million to expand youth mental health hubs, streamline the 211 Alberta process and improve Albertans’ mental health.
July 26, 2022