A little time invested in your mental health goes a long way

As we ring in the new year with colder days and post-holiday bills piling up, we may begin to feel anxiety and depression. If you’re feeling this way, you are not alone.
Making mental health a new year’s priority can help to improve your overall wellbeing. Luckily, seeking help doesn’t need to be a burden on your pocketbook or time.

From one-on-one counselling to mental health focused workshops, Alberta Primary Care Networks offer a variety of free mental health programs to help you get through difficult times.

One counselling session can have a big impact

Did you know that studies show a single counselling session can be just as effective as long-term counselling.

“A common misconception about accessing mental health services is the heavy time commitment required by the patient. Our data shows that many patients find value in just one session,” says Daniel Liddle, Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network mental health professional.

Health team support

Our health teams works with your family doctor to offer a range of services to support your health. The multidisciplinary support team includes:

  • Health Management Nurse

  • Behavioural Health Consultant

  • Social Worker


Boost your mental health with free workshops available in person and online. Our workshops include:

  • Happiness Basics: Learn skills to boost your overall happiness in this four-week course that can help improve mood, mental and physical health and reduce pain. 

  • Anxiety to Calm: Alberta Anxiety to Calm is a four-week course that will teach you skills to manage anxiety and improve your lifestyle.

  • Anxiety 101: Understand what anxiety is and learn useful tools to manage it in this two-hour workshop.

Visit albertapcns.ca to learn more about the mental health support available to you. If you are in a crisis, struggling with severe depression or anxiety or having suicidal thoughts, please call the Distress Centre’s 24-hour helpline at 403-266-4357 or call 211.

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