Addiction and Mental Health Access 24/7

In addition to the millions of individuals who struggle with their mental health, mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. It probably affects someone you love. In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. You may be one of these people.

 

On June 17, 2019 you helped open a single point of access for all adult addiction and mental health services in Edmonton: Access 24/7.

Individuals needing access to services can now simply call (780) 424-2424 or walk-in to Anderson Hall at 10959 102 St NW, every day of the week, 24/7.

Addiction and Mental Health (AMH) Access 24/7 has consolidated close to one hundred community access points into one front door where patients and families have streamlined access to multiple services, making it easier for patients to navigate the system.

The Mental Health Foundation and the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation are truly grateful for your support in improving access and compassionate care for Edmonton’s communities.

Your generosity is already helping people with the care they need to manage their mental health. In its first year of operation, the centre fielded more than 72,790 calls to the call centre and provided more than 67,200 appointments.

The door is now open, but the need for donor support doesn’t stop here.

Access 24/7 needs additional funding for family and peer support workers. Peer support workers make sure someone is always available who understands what a patient or family member is going through, someone who’s been there, too.

They walk beside a patient as a guide, advocate, and support system, enhancing their experience and increasing the chance of recovery.

 

Help us provide the highest level of mental health care to the patients who need it most. Donate today.

If you or someone you love are in need of mental health or addiction support please call 780-424-2424. Patients can also access care by going to Anderson Hall across from the Royal Alexandra Hospital emergency department, 10959 102 St. N.W.