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Programs & Services

Mental Health Collaborative Initiatives

Mental Health Collaborative Initiatives, or Mental Health Collaborative for short, provides information virtually and in person to our broad audiences, ensuring that evidence-based information, related to mental health; substance use; mental disorders, and mental illness is grounded in research and available to the public. We strive to create consistency of messaging and language across the audiences we target.

This service is the umbrella under which a variety of other services are provided including:

  • CES - Community Education Service facilitates virtual live educational sessions on a wide variety of child and adolescent mental health and health topics to parents, guardians, and other members of the general public. These presentations are recorded and available for viewing after the date presented
  • CHPS - Community Health Promotion Services provides evidence-based substance use prevention and mental health promotion services and resources in Calgary. Their focus is building protective factors and reducing risk factors associated with substance misuse and mental health disorders. CHPS aims to prevent and reduce harms related to alcohol, drugs and mental health disorders by maximizing the well being of children, adolescents and families. CHPS connects, consults, collaborates, and provides resources to communities and local stakeholders who work with children, youth and families, including facilitation of and support for coalitions, committees projects, initiatives, strategies, knowledge translation, training and workshops

  • MHL- Mental Health Literacy offers free, evidence-based; used nationally and internationally. It is customizable to the needs of educators and students and tailored for educators, teachers who deliver the mental health curriculum, those working in youth-serving agencies, mental health professionals, health professionals and parents. Also offers resources on
  • CPD - Continuing Professional Development provides accredited on-line modules for professionals on a wide variety of child and adolescent mental health topics
  • MORE - Mental Health Online Resources for Educators offers on-line modules for educators in elementary and junior high school settings on a wide variety of child and adolescent mental health and substance use topics with applicable classroom strategies
  • CanREACH Through an accredited 6-month mini-fellowship CME, CanREACH educates and empowers health care providers to assess and treat pediatric mental health concerns in the primary care home. CanREACH changes health care provider practices, benefiting patients and the larger health care system

Contact Details

Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

1820 Richmond Road SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2T 5C7
403-955-8446 (consultation)
403-955-8184 (consultation)
Email (consultation)

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.

Getting There

Patient pay parking

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Service Providers May Include
mental health workers, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, teachers

Each program / service is geared to meeting the needs of a specific target group. See program descriptions for details.

Service Access

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Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Healthy Minds / Healthy Children - Outreach and Continuing Education