Kickstand & Kickstand Connect

Key Initiatives

Kickstand for Youth
Kickstand offers free mental health support and substance counseling. They also offer workshops focused on eating disorders, cannabis, and increasing food literacy.

While evidence-based mental health treatments are available, young Albertans are among the most underserved populations in terms of mental health and addictions challenges.

The problem is existing services are not integrated. It’s hard for young people and their families/caregivers to know which door to walk through.

That’s where Kickstand comes in.

Young people and their families will benefit from online experiences, and eventually physical spaces, offering a wide variety of integrated services including physical and sexual health, mental health and substance use supports and services, and housing, employment, and other social services. Kickstand delivers it all in one location.

Kickstand’s brand, website, and service offerings are all created alongside Alberta youth. To explore resources for young people, or book a virtual appointment go to

Kickstand is generously supported in partnership with

No one is really alone, we are all going through this together, and there are places for your health and well-being.

Katherine Hay

Executive Director, Kickstand

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