"COVID-19 has highlighted how important mental health is to our overall well-being, the program enhances online, phone and in-person mental health and addiction recovery supports for Albertans,”
Albertans who are struggling with their mental health are encouraged to sign up for a new free mental health network.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is partnering with Togetherall — a free, online network that offers anonymous, peer-to-peer mental health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Through the network, Albertans 16 years of age and older can share, connect and support others in a safe online community. Members can interact with the virtual peer community at large or form their own smaller groups.
Members have access to a variety of clinically validated, self-guided resources, including assessments, courses, self-help journaling and goal-setting tools. Members can also join group courses to learn alongside others interested in the same mental health topics, such as depression and anxiety.
Clinical counsellors and social workers monitor the platform to help keep members safe, protect anonymity, and direct users to available and appropriate free resources provided on the platform or by AHS, such as Health Link 811, the Mental Health Help Line and the Addiction Health Line.
To sign up, you will need to enter your postal code, email address, date of birth, and country of residence. You will be asked to choose an anonymous name for the platform.
For more information on Togetherall, including how to sign up, use this link.