Health & Wellness

Why is health and wellness so important?

The words “health” and “wellness” impart thoughts of eating nutritious food, exercising, positive relationships and mental clarity – but as many studies will tell you, it is easier said than done.

Every person alive has basic human needs, and when those needs are not met, we can feel out of sorts. With daily life putting us on autopilot quite easily, we may need to be reminded that we have the power to change things within our control. The key to change is having the right resources. Enter: our Health and Wellness page.


How to use this page:

We know your time is valuable, and with emotions running high, it might be overwhelming to scroll through a whole page of resources and figure out what ones are relevant for you, so we’ve created categories to make your search easier.

Scroll through the dropdown menus below and click the one that is the best fit for you. Many times, needs may require more than one category of resources. For example: if you are feeling stressed due to a lay off, your mental health may be suffering AND you may require financial resources.

This is a “living page”, meaning links and resources may be changed/removed/added from time to time in and effort to keep our page current.

While this is by no means an exhaustive list, our goal is to provide helpful, relevant resources to our residents.

Disclaimer: This page is for information only and does not replace advice from your doctor or health care provider.

Alberta Health Services  

Addiction Helpline – 1-866-332-2322

  • Community Resources – 211 Alberta
  • Crisis Text Line - Text CONNECT to 741741

Canada Drug Rehab Addiction Services Directory 1-866-462-6362

FREE TogetherAll Program

Books can offer more of a "self-help" approach if you enjoy learning at your own pace and aren't in a hurry for information. You could try an internet search like "books for anxiety" or "books for budgeting" and have a look through the lists that populate. Once you've found a title that resonates with you, you may be able to borrow the book using one of the resources below. Please keep in mind there may be wait times for popular titles. 

If you have a library card, you can access the following resources for books. 

For more information on borrowing books, or to get a library card, please contact the library.

THE REGIONAL AUTOMATION CONSORTIUM (TRAC) 

Hoopla App

Libby App

Overdrive App

Teen Mental Health 

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

AHS Virtual Career Exploration Week AHS will be hosting a free Virtual Career Exploration Week for high school students July 20-22. 

This three-day career exploration event will feature different speakers from across AHS to help students understand the range of clinical and non-clinical professions needed to deliver healthcare to Albertans. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily with a break for lunch. The deadline to register is July 13, 2021 at 4 p.m. Students can register online, and will be provided with more information and a participation link closer to the event.

This free event is for high school students who are interested in learning more about the career options at Alberta Health Services and what it takes to get there. Students will hear speakers, presentations and videos from AHS staff in over 40 different clinical and non-clinical healthcare professions. 
Please note that attendees may be exposed to medical images and information that some may find graphic and disturbing.
For more information, please contact: youth.careers@ahs.ca.