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Community Mental Health Supports

Walk-in Counselling in Edmonton


Single Session Walk-In Service at Northgate Clinic, Rutherford Health Centre & St. Albert Clinic (AHS)

  • This service offers a FREE 50-minute, solution-focused, single therapy session on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Available to children and youth ages 6-17
  •  Monday to Friday 12:30 – 4:00 PM. Last client seen at 3:00pm
  • Northgate Clinic location: 9499 137 Avenue Phone: 780 342-2700
  • Rutherford Health Centre location: #202, 11153 Ellerslie Road Phone: 780 342-6850
  • St. Albert Clinic location: St. Albert Provincial Building, 30 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St Albert - Phone: 780 342-1410


Access Open Minds Clinic (AHS Young Adult Services):

  • Provides FREE drop-in counselling & service navigation for young adults between 16- 25 years old
  • Services include: addictions counsellors, psychiatry, employment services & recreational programs (Challenge by Choice)
  • Located at the Bill Rees YMCA on Tuesdays- Fridays from 12 PM to 5:30PM.  No appointment necessary.
  • Address: 10211 105 St NW
  • For more information see: http://accessopenminds.ca/our-site/edmonton-ab/


Drop-In Single Session Counselling (City of Edmonton)


Momentum Walk-In Counselling

  • Momentum provides walk-in support and guidance to people in need of counselling services.
  • No age limitation. Fees on a sliding scale.
  • Monday to Thursday 11am – 7pm, Friday to Saturday 10am – 2pm, closed Sundays
  • Location: Suite 200 9562 82 Avenue  Phone: 780-757-0900


Crisis Services


Children’s Mental Health Mobile Response Team (MRT)

  • Offers immediate crisis support through their Crisis Line to children and youth (up to their 18th birthday) and their care providers. If required crisis staff can attend the home.
  • MRT therapists will determine, together with the caregivers, if additional services are required at the time of the crisis call.
  • To contact them call: (780)-427- 4491. Available daily


Support Network Distress Line/Suicide Distress Line: 780-482-4357


Kids Help Phone – Phone, Text or App

  • Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or Text at 686868
  • Live chat in Alberta on Wednesday to Sunday 4:00pm until midnight.
  • https://org.kidshelpphone.ca/ or phone application “Always There”



  • Texting 778-783-0177 puts one in touch with a crisis worker who will text back and provide support for youth
  • Free service for anyone in Canada. Only available 6 pm to midnight.


Adult Crisis (Community Urgent Services & Stabilization Team): 780-342-7777

For individuals 17.5 and older


Need Help outside of school hours or just in general? Here's who to call.

AHS Youth Crisis Mobile Response Team: 780-427-4491

AHS Adult Mobile Mental Health: 780-342-7777

AHS Children Youth & Families Centralized Intake and Walk in services: 780-342-2701

The Support Network Distress Line: 1-800-232-7288

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 / text CONNECT to 686868

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Crisis Line: 780-423-4121 / 1-866-403-8000

Canadian Mental Health Association Distress Line: 780-482-4387

Elder Abuse Intake Line: 780-477-2929

211 https://www.ab.211.ca/ (Text / Call / Online Chat)

Trans Lifeline – 1-877-330-6366 (24/7)