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This free service provides daily supportive text messages written by mental health therapists.

The Mental Health Foundation is proud to partner with Text4Hope, bringing positive, supportive messages to your phone.

You are not alone, there are supports, and there is hope working through negative feelings or thoughts during stressful situations.

Text HOPEAB to 393939 to subscribe.

Text4Hope is an evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours in stressful times.

The messages are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and are written by mental health therapists. The texting-based program provides advice and encouragement that help to develop healthy coping skills and resiliency. Stress, anxiety, and depression of subscribers is reduced up to 25% with these daily positive messages. It is a helpful resource for people who can’t access face-to-face services, as well as those in remote locations.

CBT works to help disrupt negative patterns of thinking, shifting thoughts to more constructive, healthy ones. It is one of the most effective treatments for substance abuse and mental health disorders.

Explore more text-based messaging services:

In addition to Text4Hope, these programs offer free, daily supportive text messages for Albertans dealing with psychological issues.

Addiction Support

People lacking support systems to help them stay in recovery are more likely to resume substance use to deal with stress, anxiety, and isolation. Text4Hope—Addiction Support helps reduce cravings and promote recovery.

Text OPEN2CHANGE to 393939 to subscribe.

Cancer Care

​If you or someone you care about has cancer, there’s a lot to worry about. Text4Hope—Cancer Care provides support to reduce anxiety and depression related to cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Text CANCERCARE to 393939 to subscribe.


Tailored to first responders to help build resilience and improve well-being.

Text WELLBEING to 1-844-990-4343 to subscribe.


Support for first responders dealing with post traumatic stress injury symptoms..

Text PTSI to 1-844-990-4343 to subscribe.


Designed for teachers to provide support and help build coping skills for managing stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression.

Text TEACHWELL to 1-844-618-1234 to subscribe.

Text4Hope is supported in partnership with